Professional Makeup Artistry for Fashion, Film and Media

Level 4

Get ready for the industry with our brand new exciting Level 4 Certificate, which offers a money can’t buy exclusive work experience opportunity!

Direct your own photoshoot

You’ll develop and direct your own photoshoot, giving you invaluable experience as well as more material for your portfolio to wow prospective clients and employers.

Work on theatre and fashion shows

Hands-on experience is everything! You’ll get the opportunity to work on a range of theatre productions and fashion shows, practicing all the different looks you’ll be mastering.

More than makeup

You’ll not only explore the magic of makeup, you’ll also learn workplace and small business practice skills. Plus you’ll gain extra skills in hairstyling, beauty and how to market yourself as an all-rounder.

Course Content

Immerse yourself in learning the full range of skills in makeup and beauty for cosmetics consultancy, editorial and photographic work from tutors with years of professional experience.

Delve into the glamour of the 50’s, the mystery of the Geisha and the terror of the vampire underworld as you design different looks across the ages.

Progress to advanced techniques in stage and screen including corrective, character and period makeup, body art and stage FX.

Transport yourself to the runways of Europe as you progress to makeup for high fashion editorial runway.

Build your business skills so you can be your own boss or assist with the running of a small business.

Modules include:

  • Beautician services
  • Cosmetic consultancy
  • Fashion makeup and hairstyling
  • Wig and hairpiece styling
  • Photographic makeup
  • Corrective and glamour makeup
  • Catwalk and promotions makeup
  • Makeup for performing arts
  • Film and television makeup
  • Character and period makeup
  • Introduction to Special Effects (SFX) and Body Art 

Entry Requirements

Entry is open to beginners and all applicants are considered however you must 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 out in the Guide to Enrolment.

Qualifications Awarded

  • New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry - Level 4
  • NZQA credits on the National Qualifications Framework

2018 Intake Dates

Auckland City Campus 

  • 28 May 2018

Duration

40 weeks including 6 weeks of holidays

Location

This course is offered at our Auckland City campus

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Career Opportunities

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

  • Film
  • Television
  • Advertising
  • Theatre
  • Fashion
  • Freelance
  • Photographic studios

You will also be able to work in the cosmetics industry as a sales representative or technical consultant.  

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: $8,653.00

Compulsory Course Costs: $1,000.00

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 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.