New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4)

  • March 2022
  • Level 4
  • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
    Available in New Plymouth
  • $7,822 - Domestic student (2021)
    $POA - International student

Qualification overview

The qualification is designed to provide the beauty sector with makeup artists who have the skills and knowledge to design and apply makeup as well as complementary services.

Graduates will be capable of working under broad guidance with a degree of self-management in a makeup artistry context.

You will perform:

  • Day makeup, fashion makeup, and accompanying hair-styling techniques
  • Editorial/photographic makeup and styling
  • Period makeup and styling
  • Special effects makeup and body painting
  • Elementary Molding Techniques
  • Character and aging makeup and hair applications
  • Basic Postiche making and prosthetic application.
  • Lash and brow tinting
  • Brow grooming
  • Nails
  • Portfolio development
  • Business skills, professionalism and customer service


Entry requirements

  • New Zealand Certificate in Makeup and Skincare (Introduction) Level 3; or
  • Equivalent knowledge, skills, work experience or study.

Career Options

Graduates of this qualification may be employed or contracted as a makeup artist in the following contexts:

  • Fashion makeup artist
  • TV/ Film makeup artist
  • Stage makeup artist
  • Modelling agency makeup artist
  • Hair Salon makeup artist
  • Photographic makeup artist
  • Cosmetic company representative
  • Makeup counter salesperson