Find your creative outlet and study makeup with Cut Above! Whether you want to start your own makeup business, work on film sets or learn special effects, our talented tutors will help you get there. You’ll learn in superb facilities and gain experience working on fashion shows and arts productions through our network of industry affiliations.
We also offer fees-free study options for eligible students! Find out more.
Why choose Cut Above for Makeup Courses?
What our students say
“When I am in the classroom it feels like home. Coming to class every morning is the best… When I finish my course, I want to start my own freelance makeup business.”
Gloria Teputepu - Makeup Student
Our Makeup Courses
Gain introductory skills in Hairdressing, Barbering, Special Effects and Makeup in just 16 weeks. This course is available if you have either no NCEA qualifications or NCEA Level 1 and is FEES FREE.
Diploma in Special FX & Prosthetic Makeup Artistry Level 5
Completion of this intensive training programme will provide you with the skills you need to excel as a freelance makeup artist for catwalk, studio, advertising, film and television.
Not quite sure about makeup? Check out our hairdressing courses