LA College of Creative Arts

Based within the heart of Dublin's "Creative Quarter", the college is close to a number of independent design stores, boutiques and creative businesses.


College Highlights

  • Origins

    After travelling extensively across the world studying every element of the make-up and beauty industry, LA founder Lorraine O’Neill returned home in 2005 and spotted an immediate gap in the market for a college that offered a superior level of training in the arts; and so LA College of Creative Arts was born.

  • Academic Training

    A creative college of excellence and a reputable industry leader, specialising in Fashion and Makeup, LA College of Creative Arts is at the forefront of providing academic training and professional creativity. A number of courses are accredited by internationally recognised awarding bodies such as ITEC, SQA, BABTEC and City & Guilds.

  • Work Experience

    Students are eligible to apply for internship and work experience programmes providing an invaluable opportunity to apply newly acquired skills and techniques working with some of the industry’s key personnel and brands.


  • Training Facilities

    State of the art training facilities provide students with the ideal environment in which to achieve industry-standard experience, geared towards employment. After graduation, the college will continue to nurture graduate talent by leaving the door open for them to join photo shoots and creative projects up to one year after course completion.

  • Class Formation

    Courses lecturers are a creative working professional offering the highest level of expert training and industry insight. Class sizes are kept to a small number to ensure each student receives individual attention and feedback to assist in their learning and development.

  • Equipment

    Easy access to state-of-the art studios which are fully equipped to cater for photo shoots and interactive demonstrations. Open resources such as wardrobe and prop departments to facilitate practical projects. A discount programme is in place for students to purchase tools and products to aid personal career development.

Public Transport

  • Getting Around

    The LA College of Creative Arts on 4-5 Chatham Street in Dublin 2 is located in the south of Dublin city. With the capital’s vast public transport system, that means that no matter where you are, you’re never far away from the LUAS line, a DART station, a Dublin Bike or a Dublin Bus service. If you're planning to use public transport a lot, you can save more on fares across LUAS, Dublin Bus and DART routes by buying a Student Leap card.

  • LUAS

    The LUAS is Dublin’s light-rail tram system. There are two lines; the Red line operates from Tallaght to Connolly station in the North city centre; the Green line operates from Sandyford to St Stephen’s Green in the South City centre.

  • DART

    The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) is a suburban railway operating along the coast from Howth in North Dublin to Greystones in Co. Wicklow, stopping at three stations in Dublin city centre - Pearse Street, Tara Street and Connolly station.

LA College of Creative Arts

LA College of Creative Arts, 4-5 Chatham St., Dublin 2, D02 R223

T: +353-1-6751999