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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 freelance 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
  • Fashion, catwalk and photographic makeup
  • Artistry effects and an introduction to body art
  • Communication, networking & social media skills
  • Creating a portfolio of work
  • Personal presentation for the beauty industry
  • Sales techniques for counter cosmetics
  • Product knowledge 

2019 Intake Dates

Auckland City Campus 

22 July 2019  

Auckland South Campus 

29 July 2019  

Duration

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

Location

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

2019 Course Costs

  • Tuition fees: $12,300.00 
  • Course fee: $1,750.00

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 18 years or older.
  • IELTS 5 in General or Academic module with no band score lower than 5 or equivalent.
  • Have NCEA Level 1 (Year 11). 

Cut Above Academy is one of the trading names for the registered PTE New Zealand School of Tourism. Your enrolment is with New Zealand School of Tourism Ltd and your qualification is issued by the New Zealand School of Tourism