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Who are LA College?

An international creative college of excellence and a reputable industry leader, LA College of Creative Arts is at the forefront of providing academic training and professional creativity across locations including Dublin,  London and Los Angeles.

The LA College of Creative Arts was founded in 2005 by Lorraine O’Neill. After travelling extensively across the world studying every element of the make-up and beauty industry, Lorraine returned home and spotted an immediate gap in the market for a college that offered a superior level of training in creative arts. Lorraine’s vision soon became a reality and since then she has worked tirelessly to offer the best of the best in international training.Originally focused solely on make-up artistry training, trading as LA Make-Up Academy, the college now offers a wide range of internationally accredited full and part-time courses in makeup artistry, sfx,  textile design, millinery, photography, fashion marketing, brand management, fashion styling, fashion buying, visual merchandising and hair-styling. These include introductory courses and workshops for beginners seeking to learn basic technique and application through to highly intensive degree options devised for those who wish to pursue a long lasting and successful career within their chosen discipline. 

We invest significant time and resources into sourcing and training every single member of the educational team, all of whom are well-connected industry leaders within their field and the backbone to every student’s success.

'Those who can't do teach' is not a prophecy associated with LA College of Creative Arts. All of our students are lectured and guided by industry leading professionals. Many third level institutions focus solely on providing academic training but forget the importance of real-life practical experience for student and career development. Being innovators rather than followers, the LA College of Creative Arts are committed to enhancing any theoretical teaching with a live working environment, offering state-of-the-art studios in which to learn, instruction in five star client care as well as participation in on-going photo shoots and mentorship programmes. Our Tutors are united in their commitment to offering a unique hands-on approach when it comes to educating and assessing all students. This not only results in students receiving the very best tuition but ensures they graduate as confident accomplished professionals, fully equipped for a career within their industry.

Students can also avail of the extremely popular Career Placement Programme. These not only provide an invaluable opportunity for students to travel, experience new cultures and apply newly acquired skills and techniques in a professional setting, but also work with some of the most exciting personnel and brands in the world.

Giving Back

The LA College of Creative Arts is passionate about giving back. In January 2012 college founder Lorraine O’Neill established a not-for-profit organisation called The Beyond Skin Foundation, created to support disadvantaged Indian women in achieving empowerment through resource and skill based living. Graduates and staff are now training these women in a variety of fashion and beauty courses to achieve this objective.

When you want to be the best in your field, you need to train with the best in the world. From the moment you enroll at the LA College of Creative Arts you will be challenged, inspired and educated to create your future in the creative arts industry.