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The Professional Makeup MUA Course 

Our professional make-up artist course offers a superior level of industry training, which will push your boundaries to perfect classic bridal looks to dramatic high fashion looks as well as gruesome special effects including creating burn victims and knife wounds. On completion of your course you will hold an International Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Makeup.

Awarding Body or Accreditation: ITEC Diploma 

Saffron College of Hair & Beauty certificate 

Admission Requirements: None

Frequency: Twice a year

Course Outline

Designed for those who wish to pursue a career as a professional make-up artist, our professional make-up artistry course offers a superior level of industry training which will push your boundaries to perfect classic bridal looks and also dramatic high fashion looks as well as gruesome special effects, including creating burn wounds and knife wounds. 

The Professional Course will be conducted on-site using state-of-the-art studio facilities. 

Learners will participate in photo-shoots working alongside a photographer. 

These final images will create a six image portfolio, a key promotional tool for every make-up artist. 

Preparing learners for work after they graduate is of primary concern for Saffron College of Hair & Beauty. 

With this priority in mind every learner on the professional make-up artistry course will complete a one day work experience programme and include a business section as part their course to assist with career development and job opportunity.

Awarding Bodies 

ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Theatre & Media Makeup & Special Effects incl Makeup Certificate 

Syllabus (Theory & Practical) 

Basics of makeup: skin tones, face shapes/nose shapes, cosmetic Products, colour theory, lighting

Learn daytime makeup, evening makeup, occasional makeup, bridal makeup

Specialized makeup knowledge for mature skin, male makeup, children’s makeup

Makeup for ethnic skin tones

Cosmetic science

Script work for Film, TV & Theatre

Period Hair & Makeup: 1600's, 1700's, 1800's, 1920's to millennium

Geisha, Egyptian, Ballet, Theatre makeup

Pantomime, Fantasy, Fairytale makeup

Airbrushing, Tattoo covering & Temporary tattoos

Character makeup

Face/Body Painting


Special Effects: Bruises, Burns, Cuts, Grazes

Aging with makeup & latex

Facial hair application

Application & Removal Bald Caps


Core Subjects:

Consultation/Client Care 

Business Organization 



Client Record Card 

Hygiene/ Sterilization procedures

To complete this course you will be required to work hard both in class and at home. 

We recommend a minimum of 1-2 hours of practical & theoretical study to be completed each day in order to become a competent and confident MUA. 

We also strongly recommend that you commence your work experience a minimum of 8 weeks into your training.

Course fee:   €3000 (Kit not Included)
Duration: 6 Months, 
Number of Seats: 10