Internationally Recognised Full-Time Makeup Artistry Programme – Starts in October, Final Place 1/2 price Offer

Start Your Course in October 2016 - Final place due to last minute cancellation available @1/2 price. Secure it today paying only €300 deposit

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A Comprehensive programme that ensures you are ready to enter the Industry

Fees spread over months

You only need to pay the deposit and for kit/tunic starting out. All fees are spread over many months to facilitate you.

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Programme Content and details

Our Full-time Programme is one of the most comprehensive makeup artistry courses available in Ireland

This course covers the full spectrum of make up artistry, starting from the basics and progressing to more advanced techniques. Suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced students. The course will qualify you as a make-up artist able to work within any area of the make-up Industry. It also covers hair extension, hair styling, manicure, nail art, eyebrow shaping, spray tanning and new in 2016: Digital Media Module (given to you FREE if you enrol during this offer)     

Attendance: Monday to Thursday - 10:00-15:00

Term: 24th October '16. Ends 27th June '17

Makeup Qualification: ITEC Level 3 Fashion, Theatre and Media Makeup Diploma. The highest makeup qualification awarded by ITEC

Other modules: Hair Extension and Hairstyling (4 days in March) and FREE Digital Media module (4 days in April)

Work experience: Arranged by the college throughout the course. Plus you attain work experience for June as part of the programme.

Portfolio work: Starts at the first week of May and continues for 8 consecutive days (the same dates/times you attend college, excluding bank holidays). For the rest of May you attend classes on Mondays and Tuesdays only once the portfolio shoot is complete to give you time to finish the portfolio and all submission components documentation (which is very comprehensive).

Portfolio submision date: Last Friday in May.

Revision and Mocks: First week of June.

ITEC Examination: Always in August - Note you cannot sit exams at any other date other than the booked August dates

  • Theory: Last Thursday of August 6-9pm
  • Practical: Last Friday of August - 11:00 start.

Course Fee: €5,549 €2,774.50 today, Payable in full or via instalments as follows: €300 non-refundable deposit to secure your place + 8 months standing order instalments of €309.31 (starting in October 2016). Spreading the cost of attaining your qualification into manageable monthly values.

Maximum Number of Students per Class: 15


Other costs you will incur:

The course fee covers tuition fees only. You will require kits and to pay for the other items listed below.

The kits and tunic you will require at the start of the course (you order and purchase from the college as soon as you enrol):

  • Makeup Kit from the Makeup Atelier €380
  • Beauty Therapy Tunic: €45
  • Professional Make-up brushes €140 You will receive this FREE


To be paid to the college at week 10 of your course (date you will need to pay this - 28/11/16):

  • Special  Effects kit €280
  • ITEC Examination €250


To be paid to the college at month 5 of your course February 2017 (date you must pay this 06/02/17):

  • Professional Portfolio Photo shoot (35 looks) €450

Course Syllabus

ITEC Fashion, Theatre & Media Makeup Diploma:

  • Beauty therapy: beauty routine, double cleanse, the Skin,  muscles of the face, neck and shoulders, contraindications, skin diseases and disorders,  skin types and condition
  • Cosmetology
  • Basic makeup techniques: pre-base, base, blending, countouring, highlighting
  • Corrective make-up
  • Eye makeup including smokey eyes
  • Glossy looks
  • False eye lashes
  • Make up for mature skin
  • Special occasion makeup
  • Professional day looks
  • Airbrushing makeup
  • Photographic makeup basics
  • Fashion makeup basics
  • Character makeup for stage
  • Stage make-up basics
  • Glossy makeup for photography
  • Portfolio preparation
  • High fashion makeup
  • High fashion bridal looks
  • Light and colour theory
  • Period and historical makeup
  • Ethnic makeup - Geisha, Arabic, Indian
  • Makeup for different era (1920s-1990s)
  • Avant guarde makeup
  • Fantasy Make-up
  • Black white and colour photography makeup
  • Media and Special Effects makeup
  • Character make-up using special effects
  • TV/Media Continuity and coordination with wardrobe and prop departments
  • Special effects Ageing using latex
  • using components and prosthetic pieces
  • Bald caps
  • Mounting work
  • Working with wigs
  • Working with crepe hair
  • Creating Bruises, cuts, burns, scars and bullet holes
  • Re-creating skin disease and disorders
  • Frost , casualty and death effect
  • Make up for television and media
  • Face and body painting
  • Red/dark lips
  • Bridal make-up
  • Makeup hygiene
  • Face charts and mood boards
  • Business
  • Customer care

MKF Institute Hair extension & Styling Certificate:
Note: Students must bring their own hair styling equipment such as hairdryer and GHD/curler for hair classe. Course fee includes all materials students require for the hair extension Module. Models pay for their own hair. Models can be sourced by the student or by the college.

  • Micro Beads Hair Extension including: Hair types, Client consultation, Hygiene, Colour match, Application techniques, Maintenance, After care, Blending, cutting and styling of the hair extensions, Removing of the hair extensions, adding volume and length, costumer care
  • Hair Styling

MKF Institute Beauty Competence Certificate:

  • Manicure
  • Spray tanning

Become a Success Story!

Success Story...

Lorraine Byrne completed this full-time makeup qualification with us in 2011.

Lorraine was a fantastic student, very dedicated to her studies and always very helpful and interested.  She always got involved, committed a great deal to the course and never let an opportunity to pass her by.

Lorraine carried out a great deal of work experience with us, even some TV work where she demonstrated special effects techniques during an interview with RTE. lorraine byrne at RTE

Lorraine has since started a very successful career in the makeup Industry, working on Miss University 2012 and 2013, numerous fashion shows as well as having her work published in some top papers and magazines. She has also been honored to have worked on a TV ad campaign and in theatre in Dublin. Lorraine also work with photographic makeup for photo shoots and teaches workshops.


We believe Lorraine is an inspiration for anybody that dream of becoming a makeup artist.

To view more samples of Lorraine's work please click here to visit Lorraine's Facebook page

Gain an Internationally recognised Qualification

ITEC-collegeWe understand that It can be hard to select the course that best suits your budget and goals. We simplify the process for you and give you the option of spreading your course fee payments over a period of months.

We believe a makeup classroom is a hub of creative minds but it must also offer students the structured delivered of set syllabus and exams. For that reason we only offer real makeup qualifications, awarded by the International Awarding Body ITEC. So what is ITEC? ITEC stands for International Therapy Examination Council and have been in existence since 1947.Special effects makeup course

ITEC is an examination body, registered with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), and their qualifications are recognised internationally. The benefits of having an ITEC qualification are numerous. First of all, the qualification is recognised not just in Ireland but in 36 countries in all. Further, if the global regulation trend provides a good indicator, we expect the beauty and makeup Industry in Ireland to become regulated in the near future. This will enforce licensing of professionals and the requirement for awarded qualifications. It could mean that people that do not have a recognized qualification might no longer be able to work in the Industry.

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MKF Institute - winners of the ITEC best overall college 2011

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Our Students worked with Miss Ireland in 2010

We all know success has nothing to do with luck. It takes hard work and commitment.

All of the success stories shown on our site comes from students that had a career plan, a dream and were willing to make their dream come true.

You might have met some of previous students in make-up counters, seen them on TV or admired their work in magazines.

What they had in common was passion. The drive and ambition to succeed in the field.

They are the ones that embrace opportunities and work hard to attain the credits, the experience and to network within the Industry. They show their skills and professionalism every time.

They are the ones that don't just arrive not on time, they arrive early and they are arrive prepared.

In the journey to becoming a top makeup artist, you might find that talent plays no part because make-up is a skill that can be acquired, learnt.

The reality of any Industry is that consistency and professionalism is what is required in order to achieve success.

If you share their vision, you can be certain that as one of our students we will do everything in our power to help you achieve your goals.


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You can also enrol by calling us on 0818 332 121 or by popping to the MKF Institute - 36 Dame Street, Dublin 2 (opposite the Central Bank). 
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