Cosmetic Effects Collection

Level 4 & 5

Work in stage and screen! Over two years you’ll progress from focusing on a broad base of MUA techniques to then honing your skills learning the magic of SFX makeup.

Course Content

Professional Makeup Artistry for fashion, film and media Level 4

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

Continue to develop your skills, becoming a pro at cast-making, prosthetics creation, wardrobe, and props production and get ready to walk into your dream job as a freelance or contracted special effects makeup artist for stage, screen, television, catwalk, editorial, advertising or media production.

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 Artistry Level 4

Diploma in Production Design and Sculpting Level 5


2 Years


This course is offered at our Auckland City campus.

2018 Intake Dates  

  • 29 January 2018
  • 26 February 2018

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Entry Requirements

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

  • Be 16 years or older.
  • 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

Course Costs

Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria. 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 fee-free spots.

Subject to NZQA approval