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Undergraduate Certificate in Make-Up Artistry

Course Details

  • Duration: 155 hours

  • Cost: €5,000 per participant


Course Date Options:

  • First cohort intake - OCTOBER 2024

The part-time course spans approximately 18 weeks.


The course has the following number of hours:


  • Taught hours: 155

  • Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 35

  • Assessment Hours: 17

  • Self-Study hours: 568

  • Total Course hours 775 hours


About the Course

The makeup course is a dynamic and comprehensive program designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to excel in the field of makeup artistry. Spanning a structured curriculum, the course covers a wide range of topics.  All students must complete 5 mandatory units plus a minimum of 10 SCQF credits from the optional units.

Mandatory units:

  • Introduction to Makeup Artistry and Kit Building

  • Professional Skincare

  • Advanced Foundation Techniques

  • Brow Art and Eye Makeup technique

  • Lip Makeup Techniques


Optional Units (min 10 SCQF credits):

  • Professional Bridal Makeup

  • Professional Male Makeup and Grooming

  • Celebrity Red Carpet Makeup

  • Creative & Conceptual Make Up Techniques


Through a combination of interactive lectures, hands-on workshops, and collaborative projects, students gain a deep understanding of makeup principles and develop their artistic abilities. Students have access to a fully equipped makeup studio, allowing them to practice and refine their skills under the guidance of experienced instructors.


Through formative and summative assessments, students receive personalized feedback and evaluation to track their progress. Whether aspiring to work in fashion, film, or bridal makeup, this program equips students with the tools and techniques to thrive in the diverse and evolving makeup industry.

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