Certificate in Special Effects and Make-up Artistry

Gain skills in advanced make-up and hairstyling, special effects, elementary wig and prosthetic applications, hair application, facial trimming and basic body painting. Learn in Wellington, the heart of New Zealand's film industry.

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What you will learn

  • Advanced make-up and hair applications
  • Character and aging make-up and hair applications
  • Classic film character and portfolio development
  • Special effects make-up and body painting
  • Male make-up
  • Wig and prosthetic application, facial hair trimming and application
  • Preparation for working in the film and theatre industry
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Career options

Work as a freelance make-up artist or in make-up houses. Enter the television industry, film and stage production or photography shoots and complete special effects make-up.

 

  • Stage Make-up Artist
  • Film Make-up Artist
  • Fashion Make-up Artist
  • Make-up Artist
  • Make-up Counter Salesperson

What your week will look like

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Study timetable
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Afternoon
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Evening
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Timetable is indicative only, a full timetable will be available prior to course start. 

Upcoming start dates

  • 6 March 2017
  • 17 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • Certificate in Fashion Make-up Artistry.
  • Or 6 months' industry experience, which must include hair work.

Note, the make-up artistry dress code does apply.

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes.

International

  • Certificate in Fashion Make-up Artistry.
  • Or 6 months' industry experience, which must include hair work

Note, the make-up artistry dress code does apply.

International students - minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

 

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $3,140

    You need a special effects make-up kit, which can be purchased from WelTec at Orientation (see below). In addition, you are required to provide a fully stocked basic make-up artistry kit and a digital camera for photographic work.

     

  • Course related costs: $390

    Additional costs may occur depending on assessment

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

  • Fee: $9,700

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

    You need a special effects make-up kit, which can be purchased from WelTec at Orientation. In addition, you are required to provide a basic make-up artistry kit and a digital camera for photographic work.

  • Course related costs: $390

    Additional costs may occur depending on assessment

Where will my course be?

The Wellington CBD campus is at 11-17 Church Street, Wellington.

Read more about our Wellington CBD campus.

Learning how to make people old with make-up and latex makes you want to go home and practice, just to see what people will look like!
Aleina
Aleina, SFX Make-up Artistry Student

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Creative Industries
Offered by:
Te Ranga Ahumahi o ngā Hāpori
Formal programme title:
Certificate in Special Effects and Make-up Artistry (Level 4)
Programme code:
HV4469

Face Off Special Effects Makeup Competition

Learning how to make people old with make-up and latex makes you want to go home and practice, just to see what people will look like!
Aleina
Aleina, SFX Make-up Artistry Student