Blackrock Institute of Further EducationTheatrical and Media Make Up

Theatrical and Media Make Up

South Dublin City
1 year
Further Education and PLC

Course description

This course teaches the skills required to perform effective make-up techniques professional media such as; fashion, retail, theatre and stage productions.

In order to demonstrate competence in make-up techniques, students produce a portfolio of work covering a wide range of topics. This portfolio is developed throughout the course with guidance from tutors.

The course also includes a module on Skin Treatments. This allows students to acquire professional skills in the manual facial elements of beauty therapy, including eyelash and brow tinting.

Students are prepared for the following:

  • ITEC Diploma in Fashion and Specialised Make-Up
  • ITEC Certificate of Skin and Eye Treatment
  • ITEC Professional Conduct and Business Awareness
  • QQI Retail Selling (Level 5 Component Award)


This course is certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) and QQI.

Learners are required to produce portfolios of work covering a wide range of techniques and demonstrating artistic flair, good imagination and creative skills.

ITEC apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.  Evidence of Treatments (case studies) is required for ITEC qualifications.

Examinations take place in April and May.

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