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Complete Collection Level 3, 4 & 5

The ultimate in professional makeup artistry training, taking you from complete beginner to a graduate qualified to work in all aspects of the professional makeup artistry industry, including prosthetic and SFX makeup.

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Course Content

Makeup Essentials Level 3

Study the basics of makeup artistry, perfecting the essentials of prepping skin and applying a range of makeup techniques.

Professional Makeup Artistry for Fashion, Film and Media Level 4

Continue to develop your MUA skills focusing on a broad base of makeup techniques as well as skills pre-production, production and continuity skills (film, TV, stage and media), workplace skills, and makeup and hair for catwalk and photography. You’ll also gain extra skills in hairstyling, beauty and how to market yourself as a freelancer.

Diploma in Special FX & Prosthetic Makeup Artistry Level 5

Delve into the magic of special effects makeup - learning lifecasting, mould making, prosthetic production and applications. Get ready to walk into your dream job as a SFX makeup artist for stage, screen, television, catwalk, editorial, advertising or media production.


2 Years

Entry Requirements

Entry is open to beginners and all applicants are considered however you must be:

  • Able to demonstrate a basic understanding of spoken and written English.

Details of entry criteria and recognised prior learning are set our in the Guide of Enrolment.

Exclusive opportunity!

As part of your Level 4 course you will have the opportunity to work on a film set or stage production as part of the crew! You’ll work with the director/producer and cast as part of behind the scenes makeup crew. It will bring to life everything you’ve learned and add to your portfolio of work.

Qualifications awarded

  • New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skincare Level 3
  • New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry Level 4
  • New Zealand Diploma in Arts & Design Level 5

2022 Intake Dates  

Auckland City Campus 

25 July 2022
22 August 2022 


This course is offered at our Auckland City campus.

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Course Costs*

You may be eligible for fees free study! If so, the below fees and costs will not apply to you. Refer to the website www.feesfree.govt.nz to check if you are eligible, as course fees are paid up to a maximum of $12,000.

Tuition Fee: $23,427

Course Related Costs: $2,000* 

If you're eligible for fees free study, you still need to apply for a Student Loan if you want to borrow course-related costs or living costs. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Studylink.

If you are aged between 16 and 19 years, you may qualify for one of our Youth Guarantee fee-free spots.

Cut Above Academy is one of the trading names for the registered PTE Yoobee Colleges. Your enrolment is with Yoobee Colleges Ltd and your qualification is issued by Yoobee Colleges.