Makeup Artistry – 5M5265 

This course is designed to equip students with a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to work in the beauty industry. Students will gain hands-on experience in beauty and theatrical makeup settings. Students who complete this course may gain employment in a range of different settings including TV, Theatre, their own beauty salon as well as many hospitality settings.

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

Course Content

  • Customer Service 5N0972

  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Skin and Eye Treatments 5N3466

  • Special Makeup Effects 5N4634

  • Postiche 5N4633

  • Theatrical Makeup 5N4632

  • Fashion and Media 5N4627

Optional Add-On Courses

  • Manicure / Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Spray Tanning
  • Henna
  • Gel Polish

Career Opportunities

Graduates may pursue employment in the following areas:

  • Theatre
  • Health and Beauty Spas
  • Hotels
  • Salons
  • Television and Film


  • Student Services Registration Fee: €250

  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

  • QQI Examination Fees: €50

  • Kits / Books: €650

TOTAL: €1150

Optional ITEC Exams are €150 extra approx. Based on attendance. Uniforms are approx €90 paid directly to supplier.

(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)


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

For more information

Please phone 07191 45480 or email

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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