ITEC Special Effects

Make Up Hobby Course

Part time course- 1-2 evenings per week

Next Course commences January 2020 for those qualified with basic make up certificate


The course offers extensive skills in the expanding industry of makeup artistry. This curriculum covers an expanse of makeup techniques including theatre, media, photographic, bridal, Avant Garde and high fashion. This course includes special effects, character and period make ups including techniques such as bald cap and false hair application This course will train students to the highest standards of makeup artistry whilst also giving the opportunity to complete ITEC international diploma as part of this course. During studies students will be given the opportunity to complete a portfolio with a visiting photographer coming to the class to take photos. Students will also experience a workshop with hairstylist to prepare them for fashion shoots.


Successful students can progress to employment in media, beauty salons, photosets, freelance, mobile makeup artists, department store counters like MAC and Inglot. Students can also choose to work abroad with their international ITEC Make Up Certificate

  • Photographic and media make up
  • Male make up
  • Bridal make up
  • Corrective make up
  • Brow blocking
  • Special effects
  • Cosmetic ingredients and properties
  • Bald caps and prosthetic application
  • Character and period make ups
  • Lighting and effects on make up
  • Avante Garde
  • High fashion make up
  • Catwalk make up

  • ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Make Up
  • Kilkenny College of Beauty Therapy Diploma in Media, Fashion and Photographic make up artistry
  • ITEC international certificate in Make up
  • ITEC Award in the Art of Photographic Make up

  • Optional and at an additional fee:
  • Spray Tan, Victoria Vynn 3 week Gel polish training, Gel and acrylic Nails, make up artistry masterclass.


Please contact us for dates and cost

ITEC Certificate in in Fashion, Theatre and Media Make Up