Makeup Courses at Cut Above

Makeup Artistry, Skincare and Special Effects (SFX)

Enrolling now for 2017!

Learn the magic of makeup, skincare and special effects!

Cut Above offers makeup courses which will teach you a variety of makeup skills, preparing you for a career in fashion and cosmetics, stage, screen or media production. Our courses range from the 16 week Makeup and Skincare to the one year professional certificate which covers all aspects of makeup artistry. If your passion lies with stage and screen you can choose the Diploma in Production Design and Sculpting.

Turn your passion for makeup into a career in 2017.

Why Choose Makeup

Opportunities for NZ makeup artists get better and better! As our country pulls in international film-makers, our NZ filmmakers and fashion designers excel here and overseas. As new tv shows, magazines, and cosmetic brands continue to appear, the demand grows for makeup artists with hair and beauty skills and NZQA qualifications.

Why Choose Cut Above

As leaders in creative training, Cut Above attract inspiring teachers with exceptional credentials. You will learn in industry style studios, and get experience working on fashion shows and arts productions through our network of industry contacts.

SFX Makeup

Students in the Diploma in Production Design and Sculpting Level 5 spend a full-time year learning to create makeup effects and prosthetics for film, stage or TV productions, and to cast, mold and sculpt a creature. In addition they gain a firm foundation of makeup techniques for stage and screen and get to test their skills on a host of exciting shows.

Contact Us

Give us a call at 0800 CUT ABOVE or 09 309 0689 to speak to one of our Course Advisors. Or you can send us an email