New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4)

Learn the art of makeup artistry and special effects in this creative and varied programme. Students will develop an extensive range of techniques relevant to the beauty and special effects industry.
Discover the latest techniques in all areas of makeup, including high fashion, beauty, photographic, television, film, theatre, and special effects.

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

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WITT.

From 2023, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review as part of the reform of vocational education training. This is to ensure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme, short course or micro-credential you have enrolled in may change over time.

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