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PLC (Further Education)

Advanced Certificate

Costume Design & Make Up

Inchicore College of Further Education
Inchicore College of Further Education
Course Code
Career Zone
NFQ Type
2 Years
Full Time

Course Summary

Costume Design
Costume Design

This intensive two year course gives the student the ability to design, problem solve and produce costume, make-up and hair for performers. The student is continually assessed through studio based practical projects and is given individual feedback on all completed work. The course is delivered by film and theatre practitioners. Students study design development, drawing and illustration to enable them to generate and communicate their ideas. Pattern drafting and costume construction are thought to enable the student to realise their designs into 3D Students are instructed in the techniques of hair/wig and make-up design and application. Students also collaborate with the Performance department and the Technical Theatre department on designing shows for public performance.

Course Details

Inchicore College of Further Education
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Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:

What will you study?

    Costume design
    Costume construction
    Pattern Drafting 5N1303
    Costumes history and theory
    Theatre history
    Make-up design
    Metalwork Field trips
  • Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.
  • Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ADESX 5M2208

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:


Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Further Research

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Inchicore College of Further Education
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