Portobello Institute specialises in teaching the make up techniques and insider secrets of beauty and special effects for film, television, video, media, print, high fashion, weddings and stage.

Our comprehensive, hands-on courses are offered through courses of study such as Make Up Artistry; Fashion, Theatre and Media Make up; and Fantasy Face and Body Painting are taught by qualified instructors, presently working in the field. Here, you learn by doing.

Portobello Institute presents each student with the proper foundation to achieve the confidence and develop the skills they will need to work in fashion, television, film and theatre as well as the growing wedding industry.

We supply the know-how, the guidance and the technical support ­‑ you supply the passion and the drive. Together, the value of our collective expertise is as great as your enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Have a look through our gallery of some of our students amazing work. We also love to hear about our past student success stories like Catriona McMorris who went on to open her own make up and beauty studio.

Read through our blog where we write about what our students get up to during and after their college life. Most recently our students took part in Dublin's Festival of Fashion event. They had a great time and were highly complemented on their creativity and professionalism.

There was also a great buzz about the place recently when Xposé came to film a feature on make-up brushes in one of our studios!

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