Makeup Essentials*

Level 3

Start your career as a Makeup Artist! This 16 Week course will provide you with all the skills and technical know-how to assess a client’s skin and apply a range of makeup looks. You’ll graduate prepared for a job with a top cosmetic house, to work as an entry level makeup artist or with the skills to pathway into our Level 4 Certificate 

Course Content

Modules include:

  • Skin care services
  • Consultation skills and cosmetic consultancy
  • Day, evening and bridal makeup
  • Special occasion makeup
  • Corrective and glamour makeup
  • Catwalk and photographic makeup
  • Artistry effects 
  • Communication, networking & social media skills
  • Creating a portfolio of work
  • Personal presentation for the beauty industry
  • Sales techniques for counter cosmetics
  • Product knowledge 

 2018 Intake Dates

  • 22 January 2018
  • 14 May 2018
  • 3 September 2018

Duration

16 weeks - there are no holiday weeks in this programme.

Location

This course is offered at our Auckland City, Manukau and Hamilton campuses.  

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

*Includes the entry-level makeup kit which is required for this course.

Qualifications Awarded

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Career Opportunities

You will have the skills to prepare skin for makeup application, create a range of makeup services, and create total looks for different medias including fashion photographic and fashion catwalk work.

Once you have graduated you can seek employment as a makeup artist in the following industries:

  • Counter cosmetics
  • Bridal and special occasion makeup
  • Fashion
  • Cosmetic consultancy 

Entry Requirements

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

  • Be 16 years or older.
  • Demonstrate proficient use and understanding of spoken and written English.
  • Have NCEA Level 1 (Year 11).
*Programme name is subject to NZQA approval