Project Description

Advanced Make-Up Artistry – Level 6


Make-up Artistry is a fast-paced industry, with a wide range of career opportunities for skilled creatives. Our advanced Make-up Artistry programme will help progress you to a career in this industry, building higher-level skills and knowledge, as well as a professional standard portfolio of work.

You will develop advanced level skills through a range of practical technical units, where you will apply your creativity and artistic talents as a make-up artist. Technical skills include Fashion and Editorial Make-up techniques, Creative Hairs design skills, and a range of special effects make-up techniques that will equip with you with the knowledge and skills required for working in the Television, Film and Theatre industry. You will also learn the skills to develop a professional quality portfolio of work. This advanced programme will support progression directly to careers in many areas of the Make-Up Artistry industry or on to Higher Education. You will also have the opportunity to complete an award in Education and Training, that will support you to teach others these skills.

What Makes This Course Special

  • High-level professional skills training
  • Creative portfolio programme
  • Many progression options in senior roles/management
  • Fast-growing sector
  • Outstanding facilities and award-winning staff
  • Exciting links & visits

Course Content

  • Advanced Make-up Techniques
  • Research & Design Plans for scripts & Fashion Shows
  • Face & Body Painting
  • SFX Make-up
  • Photography
  • Prosthetics & Bald Cap Application
  • Student Led Masterclasses
  • Permanent Eyelashes
  • Threading
  • Salon & Sales Management

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Fashion & Media Make-up Artist
  • Film & TV Make-up Artist
  • Product Representative & Trainer
  • Prosthetics Make-up Artist
  • Salon Management
  • Senior Make-up Artist
  • Special-effect Make-up Artist
  • advanced-makeup v2
  • advanced makeup testimonial

Entry Requirements


  • City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Theatrical and Media Make-Up Techniques 5450-08.
    This international award at UK Level 4 is a full award equivalent to an Irish Level 6 major award and
  • City & Guilds Level 4 Unit Award – Salon Management (5450-91, unit 402)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Unit Award – Apply individual permanent lashes (3003-93, unit 317)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Unit Award – Create an image based on theme within a hair and beauty sector (3003-92, unit 212)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Unit Award – Provide threading services for hair removal (3003-92, unit 219)
  • ITEC L3 Award in Education and Training ET3A1


  • Standard registration (other awarding bodies),
    see costs, fees and finance and
  • City & Guilds exam costs €310
  • ITEC exam fee €71

Additional Costs
Students on this programme require the following equipment and PPE, if not already owned, average costs are:

  • SFX Kit: €100 
  • Perm eyelash extension kit: €100
  • Uniform: €30

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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PLSS Code: 304099

Coordinator:Sara Ashmore

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.