Certificate in Special Effects and Make-up Artistry
|Start Date: 29 February and 11 July 2016
||Duration: 17 weeks (Full-time)
|Location: Wellington CBD Campus
|Fee: NZ $3088 International TBA
||Programme Code: HV4469
|Course related costs: $390 excluding delivery.
Students are required to purchase their own kits prior to the programme starting. Information on what is required and how to purchase these kits is available here.
Develop a wide range of skills to prepare yourself for employment in the film and television industry. You will gain the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced makeup and hairstyling, special effects, elementary wig and prosthetic applications, facial trimming, and an introduction to body painting.
- Advanced makeup and hair applications
- Character and aging makeup and hair applications
- Classic film character and portfolio development
- Special effects makeup
- Body Painting
- Wig and prosthetic application
- Male makeup
- Facial hair trimming and application
- Working in the film and theatre industry
Applicants for this programme must have either successfully completed WelTec's Certificate in Fashion Make-up Artistry, or be currently working in the fashion make-up artistry industry with a minimum of six months industry experience. Evidence of your work is required by portfolio and preferably demonstrate make-up and hair on a model for us to see your level of experience.
IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.
Further study options
Successful completion of HV4469 Certificate in Special Effects and Make-up Artistry (Level 4) provides entry into: HV4416 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)
Where will it take me?
Graduates can enter into an unsupervised position within the makeup artistry industry. Employment opportunities include positions as a makeup artist in makeup houses, television, stage and film productions, and photography shoots; or self employment as a freelance makeup artist.
Special Effects and Make-up Artistry Video
Watch WelTec Tutor Dany Pike transform a model into a gargoyle.
These are the skills that you will learn on the WelTec SFX course.