This QQI/ITEC certificate & diploma equips students with the skills to work as a make-up artist for Fashion, Theatre & Film  industries including special effects. The students will work with cutting edge products and equipment in the newly refurbished college make-up studio under the guidance of highly trained professional staff.



1 year



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

QQI Level 5 Make-Up Artistry Award 5M5265

QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in evening for learners requiring Maths for progression)

Phorest Salon Software Certificate


Course Fees

€613, this cost includes ITEC and QQI examination fees.(Medical card holders exempt from €250). Approx. €1,200 for uniforms, kits and certain course materials which will be paid directly to suppliers on registration day.

Sinéad Murphy
Tel: 021 4223827

  • Fashion & Media Make-Up 5N4627
  • Period and Theatrical Make-Up 5N4632
  • Postiche 5N4633, 
  • Skincare Eye Treatments and Make-Up 5N3466
  • Specialised Make-Up Effects 5N4634
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Customer Service 5N0972
  • Professional Conduct and Business Awareness ITEC

 Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants, experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. Applicants will need to demonstrate an interest in Make-Up Artistry at interview and must bring with them a portfolio of make-up work completed by them as evidence of their interest. This should include at least 5 photographs of theatrical or fashion (e.g. debs or wedding) style work.

  • Professional guest lecturers
  • Introduction to Phorest salon software
  • Pitstop Leadership Programme from Common Purpose for selected students
  • One day a week work placement which students are required to source
  • State of the Art practical rooms
  • Practical training workshops



CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Business, Beauty Specialist (Business 6M4985)
CCOC ITEC Beauty Therapy
Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Dun Laoghaire, BA Design for Screen and Stage (Make-Up Design)
Southhampton Solent University – BA (Hons) Makeup & Hair Design

Free-Lance Makeup Artist, Theatrical Makeup Artist, Film/Television Makeup Artist, Product trainer, Sales Representative, Retail Industry, Nail Technician Trainer. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub. Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

I’m so thrilled I decided to go to CCOC, it really has changed my life I’ve met life long friends. In November 2015 I opened up my own holistic room in the main street of Midleton called Serendipity Holistic Haven and I’m loving this new exciting adventure that hopefully will continue to go on for years to come. If you’re reading this unsure of what to do, go for it, make the right decision, you won’t be sorry and will truly enjoy the experience.

Debbie Collins

Owner Serendipity Holistic Haven

I completed The Nail technician course in The College of Commerce and I am now Manager of Nails Inc. in Brown Thomas on Patrick Street. I found the course extremely helpful and it gave me a great foundation in the Industry. I still have a very good relationship with the Collage and I guest speak to the students on an annual basis in regard to working in the Industry and any help or advice I can give them.

Martina O'Connell

Manager Nails Inc Brown Thomas

As part of my work experience I was the make up artist for two short films being made by another college. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to learn about the production of films and what its like to be on set as a make up artist. Since the course I am working as a freelance artist doing weddings, photo shoots and theatre work. I would highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of becoming a make up artist. 

Katie Byrne

MakeUp Artistry 2014