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203 Fashion & Photographic Make-up Course

This course is:

  • Internationally Accredited
  • Recognised by Insurers
  • Recognised on the NFQ of Ireland
  • All you need to be a highly skilled beauty Specialist

At American Beauty we offer our students a Unique and unsurpassed training experience:

  • We train you in a professional atmosphere
  • All Our tutors are highly skilled therapists & knowledgeable Tutors (Tutors complete CPD training 4 times a year)
  • Small classes (4-6 per class)
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Extra tutor support (E-mail support & Phone support)
  • Continuous assessment – with 100% competency on completion
  • Free to repeat any classes if needed after completing full course*
  • 1 day per week option
  • Payment Plan available
  • Portfolio building & CV Design services.

Our Academy Uses:

  • Only Professional Products such as #1 Skin Care Company in the world 'Dermalogica'.
  • Worldwide Make-up Brands Such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, MUFE (make-up forever), Artistry, and Airbrush Systems such as Dinair & Kett cosmetics.
  • Ardell Lashes from allied international industries, Real Hair, amazing styles, work on the catwalk.
  • Atelier Make-up Paris (

American Beauty-Make-up School is now one of the most unique make-up schools in Ireland founded over 8 year ago to bring excellence to make-up education. Many accomplished professional make-up artisans have completed their training here.

A place for those who share a passion for creating a one of a kind look.

We strive to give you an inspirational learning environment, where we can teach our students practical and sophisticated skills. Now offering high standards of make-up artistry, with a clear, outlined, instructional approach; you won't find this kind of training anywhere else in Ireland. We are dedicated to providing education in make-up artistry above and beyond, as well as in related fields that are specific to the needs of both the novice and the experienced artist.

Course Subjects include:

This course is designed for those seeking the knowledge and creativity to design a portfolio in the Art of Photographic Make-up and helps you the artist to create a powerful portfolio, which enables you to conquer your dream job, whether it be in film, fashion, commercial or Bridal make-up.

Diploma in Fashion & Photographic Make-up:

For a more intense route into the Make-up Artist world of high fashion and glamour! This course allows you the opportunity to work on sets or Fashion shoots, alongside some of the Top Make-up artists in the world, by helping you to build a Make-up portfolio of elite and unique imagery. Where you can explore your own individual creative style to create different and exciting new looks. You will learn the true skills of a Make-up Artist, how to create a look from beginning to end through research, designing, creation and completion.

Students will learn how to create make-up suitable for black and white, colour photography and fashion shows.

You will learn:

  • Bridal Make Up basics & servicing
  • Bridal make-up application
  • Era Looks 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s
  • Fantasy
  • High Fashion & Commercial
  • Catwalk Makeup
  • Learn how to work alongside artists alike: Photographers, Art directors, Make-up designers, Hair designers, Clients, Artistes, Stylists and Nail technicians
  • Precision base application
  • Highlighting and shading for photography
  • Advanced Concealing & Blending techniques
  • Stippling, Colour mixing, Stencilling
  • Precision application of eye and lip products
  • Body make-up
  • How to incorporate Accessories, Clothes, Hair and Nails
  • Portfolio Building
  • Photo shoot

As part of this course, students will be required to complete projects that range from natural make-up to Avant garde. You will work on each other. You may also be required to work on models, some maybe provided for you but it is advised to organize this prior to commencement. If you are not registering for VTCT qualification you will not be required to work on models.

Please call for price details

Course fees (If Selecting only required items)
include: An American Beauty Academy Certificate.

VTCT Fee Includes:
VTCT Exam Fee, Uniform, Text Book, Class Notes*, VTCT assessment book, VTCT Badge
****VTCT Certificates are recognised in over 100 countries

Make-up Kit:
Kit is not needed for class, as we will supply you with all the tools and products whilst training in the Academy. If you are doing this course as a career option, then a kit would be advised in order to improve your practical skills by doing some work between classes

15 days (1 day per week for 15 Weeks.)
1 Evening per week for 30 weeks.

Options available:
Days: Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Fridays / Saturday / Sundays
Times: 10:30-4:30 or 12-6 pm

Evenings: Mondays / Tuesdays / Wednesday / Thursdays
Times: 7-10 pm

Start dates: Please contact us!