Further Education

Further Education 2023-2024

Theatrical, Media and Fashion Make-Up ITEC Diploma

Make-up Artistry is the ideal course for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the ever-expanding beauty/fashion & media industries. From fashion to film, this course provides learners with an introduction to the skills required to work as a make-up artist. As part of this course students create make-up looks for fashion shows, magazine shoots and theatrical performances and in the process develop a comprehensive portfolio featuring a range of different looks

This course is designed to:

Provide students who wish to have a career in Make-up Artistry with the range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed in the industry. Students will learn everything from practical make-up application and skincare to simulation of wounds & special effects for Film, TV and Theatre. This course enables learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge in order to provide fashion, theatrical and media make-up to the general public and performers and to gain employment in the theatrical and media make-up industry.

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent -

  • Pre-Admissions Guidance Meeting

  • Mature Applicants Welcome

Course Content
  • Make-Up Techniques

  • Application of fashion make-up to include creating and adapting design, using products, tools and techniques to meet the design plan

  • Application of media make-up to include character, ageing and special effects

  • Application of theatre make-up to include lighting, principles of colour, historical period of make-up and character make-up

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Dermatology

  • Theatrical Make-Up

  • Media Make-Up

  • Fashion and Photography Make-Up

  • 3 Dimensional Make-Up

  • Special Effects

  • Airbrush

  • Body Paint

  • Lash and Brow Enhancements

  • Make-Up Charts

  • Retail Selling

How the course is taught

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.

  • We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

  • Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to making the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.

  • We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.


*ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre, Special Effects and Media Make-Up

*ITEC Professional Conduct and Business Awareness

*QQI Retail Selling (Level 5 Component Award)


Student Contribution
  • Registration Fee €175
Career Opportunities

Make-up artistry career opportunities exist in the fields of cosmetic sales, film, television, photography, theatre, fashion and the print-media. Graduates work as professional make-up and special-effects artists. Freelance or contract employment in media productions and presentations is common. The Skin Treatment Diploma enables graduates to gain employment in beauty salons and/or as freelance therapists/make-up artists. The work is varied, interesting and rewarding.


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

Please Note

GTI 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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