A High Fashion Media Makeup workshop was recently facilitated in Templemore College by internationally renowned Makeup Artist ‘Catherine Biggs’. Makeup Artistry students and Beauty Therapy students were shown how to create a dramatic ‘high fashion’ makeup look using industry standard makeup brands and professional techniques. The workshop took several hours and also involved the students carrying out their own looks afterwards. Catherine explained what it is like to work in the industry of Makeup Artistry in particular in the film industry. She is currently second in command on ‘Vikings’ and has worked on this production for the past three years. She has also worked on international movies such as ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘Australia’, ‘Mad Max 4 – Fury Road’, and television series ‘Home and Away’, ‘All Saints’, ‘XPose’ to name but a few. This gave the students a great insight into the real world of work.
Templemore College of Further Education is the leading provider of PLC courses in Tipperary and acknowledges the need for programmes that focus on providing courses that meet the needs of industry. The Makeup Artistry course at Templemore College is in its first year and so far is proving to be very popular. Students will achieve a QQI Award at Level 5 in Makeup Artistry. This qualifies students to work as Makeup Artists or ‘MUA’s’. Course tutor Nicola Welford says that ‘this course has come at the right time….makeup artistry is growing quickly as an industry in this country and internationally….peoples interest in makeup and techniques is huge’. Students study basic and advanced makeup techniques, high fashion media makeup, bridal makeup, everyday makeup, makeup for television for men and women, barbering, henna tattoos. The course also offers special effects makeup involving the production of bald caps, silicone prosthetics for scars and wounds. The Period and Theatrical Makeup module focuses on makeup through the ages and includes fantasy and character makeup for television and theatre. In addition to these Waxing, Manicure and Pedicure are other skills that the students learn and ‘Postiche’ which involves the making of facial hair pieces studying wig making techniques. It is definitely a very varied programme but tailored to suit industries current requirements. Employment opportunities are very good for students who have completed a course such as this at Templemore College.
If you would like to know more about this course or other courses on offer at Templemore College of Further Education log onto www.tcfe.ie