FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Do I need previous makeup / art experience?
We accept students of all experience levels and all of our core classes teach everything starting from the basics. That said, past artistic experience or education can be a great asset to a makeup artist.
For more experienced artists, we offer tailored advisement and a flexible classroom environment that will allow you to learn and grow at your own pace.
Are courses full or part time?
Our courses are designed by some of the best artists in the industry so we teach you everything you need to no on your way to the top. We want all of our artists ready and confidant to work as soon as they finish at the crew school.
Our courses range from 1 day Master class’s to part-time module’s to full-time ITEC Diploma’s weeks depending on the course that suits you either full OR part-time basis.
Daytime courses run between the hours of 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday and evening classes take place from 6.30 – 9.00pm.
Click here to receive more course info.
Do you hold open days?
We hold open days, and really encourage all future students to come in.
These days are held during our courses so you can come in and meet with both our tutors and students to see exactly what The Make Up Crew is all about.
If you would like an invite to our next open day, please click here.
Do I need a uniform?
You will receive a make up crew T-shirt and hoodie when you start the course. This must been worn in class and at all work experience. So you are always part of the crew.
All other clothing must be completely black. Hair, make up and nails must be Immaculate at all times.
What equipment do I need?
Yes a kit is included, we only work with the best brands at the make up crew and kits are included in some courses.
What are the payment options?
We accept Cash, Bank Draft and all major credit cards.
And cheque with a cheque card for course deposit payments.
Course instalment payments can be paid by bank and/or credit union standing order.
Can I pay in instalments?
We have various payment options available to you to pay for our courses.
For more information on our instalment process, click here for Finance questions.
What support is offered to students?
The make up crew offer student support by providing the service of student liaison officer, mentorship officer, internship officer and a student support team.We have an open door policy allowing students to come to us anytime.
We are happy to arrange the flexibility for students to take time out of their course to secure work placements and seize creative opportunities as they arise. They will then be able to re-sit modules of their choice at a later date.
Grants - Can I get funding?
Possibly contact the Technical Employment Support Grant, each application is considered individually by The Employment Services Office and must be relevant to your Action Plan.
You will need to:
- Visit your local Employment Services Office and speak to your Placement Officer
- Explain to your Placement Officer that you would like to attend this course to develop an Action Plan for your return to work
- If one of our courses is essential to helping you find employment, your local Employment Services Office may fund the training up to €500.
Visit www.welfare.ie for more information.
Who are the tutors?
The Make Up Crew instructors are working professionals from the film, entertainment and beauty industries.
Many are award winners in their fields: TMUC regularly hosts Oscar-winning instructors, and beauty artists whose work has appeared in major fashion magazines and graced the faces of A-list celebrities.
You can check out a full list of instructors HERE.
Does having a certificate or Qualification mean anything?
Now this is a hard one, so many schools claim you need a Qualification, this is completely false as this is portfolio-based industry.
There are many makeup artists that have never done a course or even tanning. Some of these artists are at the top of the industry and some of the best.
What does freelance mean?
A freelancer has the satisfaction of being his or her own boss (in effect you are self employed) but as you progress up the ladder you may need to get yourself an agent. This will help you run your career more smoothly.
How long until a make up artists starts making money?
It is hard to say exactly as each make up artist career varies. It is a mixture of luck, determination and talent.
Some artists may already have industry contacts, which jumps them ahead quite quickly while others will have to knock on doors to be gain an initial opportunity, but if you are willing to work hard and put in the legwork it will definitely pay off.
What job opportunities will this open up for me?
As a creative professional in the industry, make-up artistry provides opportunities in a variety of different working environments from film sets to catwalk shows, the choice is yours:
Make-Up Artist, Editorial Make-Up Artist, Music Video Artist, Theatre Make-Up Artist, TV & Film Make-Up Artist, Body Paint Artist, Prosthetic Artist, Wigs & Facial Hair Artist, Drag Queen Make-Up Artist or Bridal…
The sky is the limit.
Can I travel abroad and work as a makeup artist?
If you want to travel as a make-up artist all you need are your skills, an up to date portfolio, your kit and off you go! Oh.. don’t forget your passport!
What are some key skills to make it as a makeup artist?
Although these are not all necessary, they definitely help!
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to improvise.
- High level of organisational skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
- Resourcefulness and ability to manage several tasks and projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Creativity and imagination.
- Tactful manner.
- Stamina, patience and concentration.
- Good punctuality and reliability.
- A willingness to work long hours when necessary.
- Good teamwork skills.
- An interest in current and historical fashions.
Getting to The Make Up Crew college
As we are city centre based college all buses will take you to in to the city centre and for any students traveling from the country we are happy to give you all relative forms so you can apply for a travel card. Follow the link for all the info http://www.irishrail.ie/fares-and-tickets/students