Makeup Artistry – 5M5265 

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the Make Up industry. The course covers both practical and theoretical knowledge needed in the industry today. Students will learn about the skin and the how to look after our skin. The course will also cover special effects, ageing and character make up for the Film, TV and Theatre. You will also learn the necessary skills to provide make up for the Fashion and media industry. The student will also learn about history and period make up and will learn to hair knot beards and how to maintain wigs on film sets.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Portfolio of Work
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here
  • Ukranian applicants should have a certificate of complete secondary education (after grade 11) or higher Click Here

Course Content

  • Customer Service 5N0972

  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Makeup Artistry, Skin & Nail Techniques 5N5480

  • Special Makeup Effects 5N4634

  • Postiche 5N4633

  • Theatrical Makeup 5N4632

  • Fashion and Media 5N4627

Optional Add-On Courses (Fees Apply)

  • Waxing
  • Electric File - Basic training about electric file machines and work technique with different types of drill bits.
  • Gel Polish - Basic Training about correct and safe gel polish application.
  • Gel Extension - Basic Training in Gel Extensions on tips.
  • Pedicure - You will learn all about luxury cosmetic pedicure treatment, hard skin removal with e-file, cuticle work and  gel polish application on toes.
  • Lash Lift & Brows Lamination - This course covers all the basics in lifting and lamination treatments. Participants will practice the step by step treatment process.
  • Henna Brows - Henna Brows course covers all the basics about natural henna brows treatment. Participants will practice the treatment process, to create correct mapping and semi-permanent like tattoo effect.


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Career Opportunities

Graduates may pursue employment in the following areas:

  • Theatre
  • Hotel Spas
  • Beauty Salons
  • Television and Film
  • Cosmetic counters within boutique shops and pharmacies


There are no fees to study this course, however, students will have to purchase some additional items when undertaking this course such as;

  • Tunic (x2)
  • Makeup Kit
  • Nail Kit

Details of cost & supplier will be provided during interview and induction.


This is a full-time one year course and runs from September to May.

For more information

Please phone 07191 45480 or email [email protected]

Please Note

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.







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