Anatomy and Physiology of Skin & Hair

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Common Skin Diseases

Causes of Hirsutism

Theory & Practice of Epilation

Care and maintenance of equipment

Media Make up Diploma with Special Effects

Part time course- 1 evening per week

Next Course commences January 2022


Part time course- 1 evening per week

Next Course commences January 2022


Course Overview

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 CIDESCO and ITEC international Certificates 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.

Career Prospects

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


CIDESCO Media Make up Diploma

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

Extra Curricular Courses

Optional and at an additional fee:

Spray Tan, Victoria Vynn 3 week Gel polish training, Gel and acrylic Nails, make up artistry masterclass.

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