We would like to extend a warm welcome to all parents, carers and guardians of young people studying, or hoping to study, at LA College of Creative Arts. For many young people, the College means making a new start, meeting new people and facing new challenges. As a College, we are committed to supporting our students throughout their time here.
How likely is it for students to be employed?
The creative industry is full of challenges and is very much a self- employed industry. LA College of Creative Art's aim is to provide students with a live professional learning working environment so that students are industry ready upon completion of their course. During the course students will have the opportunity to participate in live professional photo shoots, in-house and on location, enabling you to gain an essential portfolio for future employment. Photo-shoots give students the opportunity to network with upcoming models, leading photographers and stylists within the industry. LA College of Creative Arts offers students the opportunity to partake in a work experience programme, whereby they get the opportunity to network with up and coming models, leading photographers and stylists. Past experiences include; fashion shows; photo-calls; theatre work; TV ads; magazine shoots; music videos; short films; event based work and client based work. Clients include; Vodafone; Drury Communication; Britians Next Top Model; Sky One's Got To Dance; Samsung; Hotpress; TV Now; RTE Guide; Confetti; TV3; RTE and TG4.
Students also have the opportunity to take part in our 'Start Your Own Business Course'. Students will be taught not only about accounts, tax, customer service, branding and key contacts in the industry but also how to build your own website on a budget!
LA College of Creative Arts offers an open door policy to all past students whereby they can sit in on any class that they would like to brush up on...free of charge. This ensures all students are aware of the latest techniques and products in the industry. Also allowing them to network further with new tutors and future colleagues.
LA College of Creative Arts Courses are accredited by internationally recognised awarding bodies such as; ITEC, SQA, BABTEC; CIBTAC and City and Guilds. All courses offered are also LA College of Creative Arts Certified. These are internationally recognised qualifications which will strengthen the student's portfolio along with professional photo shoots using professional models.
What support is offered to students?
LA College of Creative Arts offer student support by providing the service of student liason officer, mentorship officer, internship officer and student support team
LA Creative Arts College offer an open door policy giving all students the flexibility to take time out of their course to secure work placements and seize creative opportunities as they arise. They will then be able to re-sit modules of their choice at a later date.
Where are our students now?
Brigh Egan, Graduate of Professional Course
Brigh graduated from the Professional Course course 4 years ago. Brigh has since embarked on an amazing journey as a make-up artist. She has enjoyed some time developing her skills as a freelance artist. Brigh then began her career in London starting in the prestigious store 'Harrods' where she secured a job as a make-up artist with Laura Mercier Cosmetics. Working in Harrods, each day brought something new and exciting, celebrities and incredibly famous people came to Harrods everyday and on occasion she would find herself assisting a customer with her make-up that she had just been reading about in a magazine that morning!
During her time with the brand she had the unbelievable experience of assisting one of the most iconic artists of this generation, Laura Mercier herself, at a private engagement in Harrods, which as a make-up artist was something she could have only dreamed of! Brigh then joined the fabulous team at MAC Cosmetics in Harrods. She has now come back to LA to join out team of Pro Tutors, and we are delighted to have her wealth of experience back here at LA!
Naomh Geday, Graduate of Professional Course
Naomh specialised in bridal make-up with LA College of Creative Arts, and continued her career in launching LA White, the five star dedicated bridal service. She has also worked on many leading campaigns for world famous cosmetic houses such as Mabelline, Paris and Max Factor. Naomh has worked with a number of high profile clients including Ciaran Sweeney, Benetton, X-Factor's Olly Murs and a host of Irish celebrities.
She has participated in major events like the Ford Super Model Search, tending to Katie Ford herself, Off the Rails and her work is regularly featured on television and in leading fashion and bridal publications, such as The Wedding Journal, Confetti and the RTE Guide. We are also happy to announce that Naomh is also a part of the LA Pro Tutor Team!
Laura Kinney, Graduate of Professional Course
Since graduating from LA College of Creative Arts, Laura has worked for numerous cosmetic brands such as MAC, Bobbi Brown and Pout. After becoming a freelance artist, Laura progressed to working with top photographers on numerous photo-shoots, for magazines such as Kiss, Stellar, The Wedding Diary & Irish Times Magazine ot name but a few.
As well as her name being prominent in the wedding industry, Laura also has worked on high profile tv series and events such as 'Trinny & Susannah' Fashion Show, Xpose, Ireland Am and many other fashion & hair shows. Now to date we are happy to have Laura on our Team as LA Pro tutor.