Makeup and Skincare 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. Once you've mastered these foundational skills, you'll be qualified to pathway into our Level 4 makeup qualification where we'll take your skills to another level.
Pro Makeup Kit
Receive your Cut Above makeup kit packed with 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.
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.
Entry is open to beginners and all applicants are considered however you must:
- Domestic applicants must be at least 16 years old.
- Demonstrate proficient use and understanding of spoken and written English.
- Have NCEA Level 1 (Year 11).
- International applicants must be at least 18 years old. International applicants must also have an IELTs General or Academic score of 5, with no band score lower than 5.
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
- Cosmetic consultancy
- New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skincare - Level 3
- Eligibility for Credit Recognition entry to the Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4) or the Diploma in Special FX & Prosthetic Makeup Artistry Level 5 with recognition of the NZQA credits gained
Auckland City Campus
24 April 2023
17 July 2023
We also offer this course at Yoobee Colleges Christchurch. Cut Above Academy is a registered trading name of Yoobee Colleges Ltd
Due to a public holiday, the first day of learning for February 6th intakes will be on February 7th.
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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: $7,629*
- Student Services Levy: $175**
- Compulsory course cost: $577*
**Also known as the CSSF or Compulsory Student Services fee. This fee covers the learning, employment, wellbeing and counselling support you might need during your time with us. This cost is paid together as part of your course fees. You can find out more information about what this covers here.
*Prices subject to change.
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 24 years, you may qualify for one of our Youth Guarantee fee-free spots.
- Tuition Fee: $12,300 NZD
- Course Related Costs: $750 NZD
Download the international fees PDF here.
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.