Beauty and Style
All Campuses
Intake 1 (February), Intake 2 (May), Intake 3 (August), Intake 4 (November)
Campus, E-learning

If you have a passion for creativity and beauty, and are interested in learning skills in make-up, hairstyling, bead making, jewelry making, or other beauty crafts, our Beauty Crafts course can help you turn your passion into a career.

The Beauty Crafts course is a comprehensive program designed to provide students with practical and theoretical knowledge in the creative industries of Hair-making, Bead-making, Costume, Makeup, and Nail Art. This course is specifically tailored to meet the demands of the beauty and fashion industry in Nigeria and globally.

The course will span three academic years, with two semesters per academic year. In the first year, students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of each industry and the history and cultural significance of beauty crafts in Nigeria. They will also learn basic makeup techniques, introduction to bead-making, hair-making, and costume design.

The Beauty Crafts course emphasizes practical training, hands-on experience, and industry-focused curriculum that prepares students for successful careers in the competitive beauty and fashion industry. Graduates of this course will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to work in beauty salons, fashion houses, TV and film studios, theatre companies, and even start their own businesses

Many beauty craft professionals have the opportunity to travel for work, whether it’s for fashion shows, photo shoots, or film productions, providing opportunities for adventure and exploration.

Entry requirements

We are delighted that you are considering one of our courses at ICCA. To ensure that you meet the entry requirements, kindly take note of the following:

  1. Candidates must possess a minimum of five credits at the O’level, including Mathematics and English, which are compulsory subjects.

  2. In addition to meeting the academic requirements, candidates will be required to attend an admission interview. The interview will provide an opportunity for our admissions team to assess your suitability for the program and determine your potential for success in your chosen field.

  3. Candidates with at least five years of industry experience in their chosen field, will qualify for automatic placement into the second year of their chosen program. Such candidates must display exceptional talent, skills, and a substantial portfolio. Our admissions team will consider your experience, talent, and skills alongside your portfolio during the admission process.

We believe that the entry requirements for our courses will ensure that our students have the necessary skills, talent, and academic background to excel in their chosen fields. We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to our creative arts college in Lagos, Nigeria.

Course structure and modules

Year 1, Semester 1:

  • Introduction to Beauty Crafts
  • History of Beauty Crafts in Nigeria
  • Basic Makeup Techniques
  • Introduction to Bead-making
  • Introduction to Hair-making

Year 1, Semester 2:

  • Costume Design Fundamentals
  • Nail Art Techniques
  • Intermediate Makeup Techniques
  • Bead Stringing and Weaving
  • Hair Braiding Techniques


Year 2, Semester 1:

  • Advanced Hair-making Techniques
  • Beadwork and Embellishment Techniques
  • Advanced Makeup Techniques
  • Costume Design for Theatre and Film
  • Elective (Compulsory)

Year 2, Semester 2:

  • Nail Art Design and Application
  • Professional Hair Styling Techniques
  • Advanced Bead-making Techniques
  • Costume Design for Television
  • Elective (Compulsory)


Year 3, Semester 1:

  • Special Effects Makeup
  • Advanced Beadwork and Embellishment Techniques
  • Advanced Costume Design Techniques
  • Portfolio Development
  • Entrepreneurship for Creative Artists

Year 3, Semester 2:

  • Final Project in Beauty Crafts
  • Exhibition Preparation and Display
  • Professional Development for Creative Artists
  • Industry Internship

Note: The elective courses could be pulled from other disciplines such as Drama and Theatre Arts, Digital Photography, Creative Entrepreneurship  or any other relevant course that the student may choose in consultation with their academic advisor.

How you study

At ICCA, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible learning experience. To achieve this, we offer a flexible approach to studying that combines in-person lectures with e-learning. This approach allows our students to balance their academic pursuits with other commitments and provides a learning environment that suits their individual needs.


€3,850 per academic academic year. 

Note: 70% of fees must be paid before commencement of intended program.

Career opportunities

Graduates of beauty crafts programs have various career opportunities in the beauty and fashion industry. They can work as makeup artists, hairstylists, beauty consultants, skincare specialists, fashion stylists, jewelry designers, and more. They may find employment in salons, spas, fashion houses, beauty product companies, media and entertainment industries, and self-employment as entrepreneurs. Graduates can also pursue further education to specialize in a particular field or become educators, trainers, or consultants in the beauty industry. With the increasing demand for beauty services globally, the career opportunities for beauty crafts graduates are diverse and promising.