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Make-Up Courses

Turn your love for beauty and make-up into a career. Conquer the beauty industry with your talent and kick-start your career with Make-Up Courses.

Available Courses

Make-up Application: Short Course Certificate

Make-Up application is considered a form of creative art. The make-up industry has grown over the last decade and with that, the need of skilled make-up artists.

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Make-Up Application: Certificate Course

This Make-Up Application Proficiency Certificate is the 2nd level in our Make-Up Application Programme. It builds on to the Make-Up Application Short Course.

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Make-up Application: Comprehensive Certificate Course

The Make-Up Application: Comprehensive Certificate is the 3rd and final level in our Make-Up Programme. This course deals with all of the aspects of Make-Up Application.

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Do you know your bronzers from blush, pomades from powders? If you don’t mind getting your hands and makeup brushes dirty, then makeup artistry might just be for you. This demanding yet exciting job allows you to put your creativity and people skills to good use. There are plenty of employment opportunities to explore, faces to transform and also a chance to build your own beauty empire with our Make-Up Courses.

Beautiful woman with gorgeous make-up transformation. Transform faces with the skills you will learn with our Make-Up Courses.

Reasons you Should Enrol for Make-up Courses

Makeup Artists are experts with artistic skills that use all sorts of cosmetics and beauty tools to enhance their client’s appearance. They listen to their client’s brief, take the occasion, client’s outfit, and hairstyle into consideration to create beautiful makeup looks. These beauty experts enjoy highly rewarding careers. Here’s why you should enrol for Make-up Courses:

Perfect Your Craft

Consider yourself a diamond in the rough? Well, the best way to perfect your skills is through learning. A makeup course will teach you the basics, and with practice you will perfect your craft to a style that suits you. 

Learn More About The Industry

If you don’t have any experience, you can get a taste of the industry by enrolling for Make-Up Courses. Our courses cover a variety of subjects that will help you become a professional. You will learn about salon hygiene, customer service and makeup application. 

Gain Your Credibility

Want a qualification or course that will show you have gone through the needed training to call yourself a makeup artist? There is no specific qualification makeup artists need to prove their credibility, however a certificate of completion will do. 

A Chance to Become Your Own Boss

Whether you’re working on a freelance basis or not, makeup artists are often independent workers and their own boss. The great thing about becoming your own boss is that you can set your own hours and work as little or as much as you like. 

Build Your Empire While Studying

Students who are studying Make-Up Courses via distance learning will have a little extra time on their hands. They won’t have to attend classes every day, and they can therefore start their own business earlier. This is also a great way to get enough practice to perfect your craft. Start by doing favours for friends and families.

Young make-up artist putting make-up on model backstage at a fashion show. You can live the dream with our Make-Up Courses.

Our Make-Up Courses

We offer Make-Up Courses via distance learning. Our courses have three levels students can complete. You can start with the short course to learn the basics, and work your way up to complete an advanced level course to become an expert. 

Entry Requirements

Our Make-Up Courses are perfect for everyone. This is an Open Access course which means that people from all levels of education are welcome. You don’t have to have a matric to get started. Students who wish to enrol for our courses need to have a basic understanding of the English language. This will help give you a better understanding of the course material. 

Make-Up Courses South Africa

There are a few institutions in South Africa that offer Make-Up Course in South Africa. Sadly, these courses are mostly offered in big cities like Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban and Johannesburg. And because of that, students have to relocate to those cities to study. Make-Up Courses are generally expensive, because these courses are at specialised beauty schools and are conducted by industry professionals. A more budget-friendly option would be to study at a distance learning college that has flexible payment fees. At Skills Academy we have flexible payment options and our courses are designed by industry professionals. 

Skills You Can Gain From Make-Up Courses

This industry isn’t for everyone. You will need a combination of skills to enjoy a successful career in the beauty industry.

  • Creativity – Makeup artists need to be creative in order to create the looks their clients want. Their creativity will also help them adapt to the constant change within the industry and will help them keep up with trends. 
  • Determination – Some makeup techniques are harder to grasp than others. That’s why it’s important for you to practice and don’t give up just yet. 
  • Time management – Time is one of the most important commodities in the industry. Especially if you’re working on an appointment basis of if your client has a deadline. 
  • Organisation – Keep your work space and makeup kit organised to help increase and improve your productivity. It will also help you look professional.
  • Communication – You need to be great at communicating in order to understand what your clients want and figuring out how you can do that for them. 

How Long are Make-Up Courses?

Make-Up Courses can take a few hours, days, weeks or even months to complete. It all depends on the course you enrolled for.  Students who want to learn the basics and want to study a few months, can enrol for our short course that takes 4 months to complete. After completion, you can enrol for our certificate course which takes 8 months to complete, and then enrol for our comprehensive course which takes 12 months to complete.

Where do Makeup Artists Work?

There is always a need for makeup artists and their professional work. Makeup Artists can find contract work, full-time employment or work independently. The hardest part of just starting out is that you may not have the experience or clientele. You can build a reputation by doing makeup for friends and family. Then you can seek work in the makeup or beauty industry. 

Make Artists usually work at:

  • Retailers
  • Weddings and special events
  • Movie and television sets
  • Theatre productions
  • Photoshoots
  • Fashion shows
  • Home
  • Private beauty studio

Let us Help you Makeup Your Mind!

Keen on exploring the makeup and beauty industry? Our course experts will help you decide which course is the best fit for you. Speak to one of them and let them walk you through our easy registration process.

  • Call us for free on 0800 39 00 27
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Last Updated: August 17, 2020

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