Certificate of Makeup Design & Production

Level 4

Professional makeup artists must be ready and able to work in a multitude of environments where creating the right look is essential. That’s why the New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Design and Production offers an extensive hands-on applied learning of a range of techniques in all areas of makeup including: beauty, high fashion and photographic, theatre, television, film and special effects makeup.

The huge success of fashion, film, television and theatre in New Zealand has created a demand for highly skilled makeup artists. If you are looking for an intensive all-encompassing make-up programme, then this is the programme for you.

What You Will Learn

Key elements taught within this programme are face chart design, corrective, fashion and runway makeup, character and period makeup, special FX, ageing and basic prosthetics, body art, airbrushing, hairstyling and wig application. Photography is also an integral part of our programme helping you to document all of your amazing work into a professional portfolio.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates will be qualified to begin their career as an entry-level makeup artist. Employment opportunities include:

  • Makeup artist for various industries like fashion, film, television, theatre, modelling agencies and beauty therapy
  • Sales consultant – Beauty retail / cosmetic counter
  • Freelance makeup artist

Further Study Possibilities

There are many opportunities for additional study, some areas include:

  • Advanced special FX and design
  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Fashion Design
  • Creative Arts
  • Photography


41 weeks including 5 weeks holiday


13 February 2017

Entry Requirements

  • 17 years and over
  • Portfolio and interview.

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