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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. 

Pro Makeup Kit

Receive your Cut Above makeup kit packed with NYX Professional Makeup products for all the looks you’ll master.

Build your portfolio

Build your brand as a makeup artist, with hands-on training in looks from day to night, photographic to corrective, special occasion to artistry effects. Adapt and evolve your own signature looks by practicing on yourself and your classmates. You’ll graduate with a portfolio of work to wow prospective clients.

Exclusive industry exposure

Be the envy of your friends with “money can’t buy” exposure to the industry, through exclusive guest speakers and industry employment opportunities.

Course Content

Perfect the art of providing a skin consultation and advise a client on a range of different cosmetics.

It’s all about eyes and brows right now. Learn how to make them pop like a pro.

Transform a client into a blushing bride, give a client a natural “no makeup” look or transform them with a dramatic night look.

You are your most important asset. Learn to sell yourself with networking and communication skills, and sales techniques.

2019 Intake Dates

Auckland City Campus 

  • 28 January
  • 1 April
  • 22 July 

Auckland South Campus 

  • 28 January 
  • 1 April 
  • 29 July

Duration

16 weeks - there are no holiday weeks in this programme

Location

This course is offered at our Auckland City and Auckland South Campuses 

Course Costs

You may be eligible for fees free study as part of the changes made by the Government! If so, the below fees and costs will not apply to you. Refer to the website www.feesfree.govt.nz to check and see if you are eligible.

Tuition Fee: $7,626.00 (includes compulsory course cost of $542.00)  

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. You can apply through Studylink. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Studylink qualify to have your 2018/2019 course fees paid up to a maximum of $12,000 by the government.

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

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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 17 years or older.
  • Demonstrate proficient use and understanding of spoken and written English.
  • Have NCEA Level 1 (Year 11).