Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up

fashion and photographic makeup

Fashion and Photographic Make-Up

Qualification Levels: CIBTAC Level 3 (MQF Level 4)] Ofqual/QAN No. 603/2351/6

This fully accredited Level 3 course is designed to train the student as a makeup artist for today’s fashion, photographic, and TV industry. 

Students qualify and are prepared for an industry-recognized international level, and the certificate is approved by the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC). 

The Certificate will allow you to practise as a make-up artist in an evolving world full of lights, cameras, and action, as well as assist photographers, work in shops, salons, and theatre.
You will be able to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities, and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a make-up artist.

We teach a practical course to perfect the skills and techniques needed to work in any area of make-up with a strong tilt towards the fashion industry. 

The course consists of 3 modules:

  • T101: Monitor and maintain health and safety in the salon.
  • T102: Client care and communication in beauty-related industries.
  • P125: Fashion and photographic make-up.

Students attending the Fashion & Photographic Makeup course will cover the following: 

  • Skin / Skin disorders
  • Facial features, correction, and contouring
  • Bridal makeup (day and evening)
  • Fantasy makeup
  • Periodic makeup
  • Commercial makeup
  • Fashion makeup
  • Photographic makeup (colour / black & white) 

During studies, students will be given the opportunity to complete a portfolio with a visiting photographer coming to the class to take photos, to prepare them for fashion shoots.

Career Opportunities

This course will give you the skills for entry-level positions in the make-up industry, such as:

  • Makeup artist both in Malta and internationally
  • Makeup Consultant
  • Salon business owner
  • Assisting and Working in the Film/theatre industry

Successful students can progress to employment in Fashion, beauty salons, photosets, freelance, mobile makeup artists, department store counters.

Students can also choose to work abroad with their international CIBTAC Makeup Certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

9 Months (36 weeks). The Hours of Total Learning are 160. 


The lessons are held at the International School of Beauty Therapy, Portobello, Galanton Vassallo Street, Santa Venera, Malta (see map)

Fully face-to-face (Theory and Practice). During COVID lockdown, theory online learning is provided.

English and Maltese (depending on the applicants’ use of languages).

16 UK Credits / 32 ECTS

A school-leaving certificate and a CIBTAC Certificate. You will then be able to practise as a Make-Up Artist.

Applicants should be at least 16 years of age.

Applicants can either call the school on +356 21440424 or +356 79459032 or send an email to the Head of School on sharon@bcc.com.mt.

We will gladly set up a meeting to show you around and provide you with any information required. 

This course will have ongoing assessments and assignments, and feedback is given throughout the lessons.

At the end of the course, you will sit a Practical Examination and a Multiple-Choice Paper.

Questions? Get In Touch With ISBT

International School of Beauty Thereapy

Triq Galanton Vassallo, Santa Venera, MALTA.

+356 2144 0424 // +356 79217171

Email: sharon@bcc.com.mt

Opening Hours: 8am to 5pm (Monday to Friday)

Questions? Get in touch with the International School of Beauty Therapy using the links below:

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