Kristen Stewart School of Makeup

Kristen Stewart School of Makeup

Kristen Stewart School of Makeup

Kristen Stewart School of Make-Up is a fresh, innovative private school in Christchurch, providing a professionally focused Diploma of Make-up Artistry for those who are passionate about the “art of make-up” in the fashion and photographic industry. Providing students with the technical skills, innovation, confidence and experience they need to begin their journey down whatever path this exciting industry inspires them to take.

The school offers an investment in education that is designed to launch the careers of the students; while providing them skills to earn a reputation for fresh thinking, outstanding techniques and attention to detail, creativity, and a high level of professionalism.

Kristen Stewart School of Make-Up ensures graduates are work-ready to the highest international standards, and students are encouraged to express their individuality through their work.

The school also offers a varied range of short courses for those who wish to learn the craft of make-up artistry and become more confident in their application, knowledge, and in applying the latest seasonal styles.

“Kristen Stewart School of Make Up is the only school of its kind in New Zealand focusing solely on Fashion and Photographic make up” says founder Kristen Stewart. “The main Diploma we offer is full time for eight weeks so that the students get intense training without dragging it out. We are also the only school in NZ that is partnered with the prestigious New Zealand Fashion Week with both graduates and attending students as part of our team. This year we worked on 15 shows and took a team of 30.

Our graduates that want to work in the industry do so successfully. Lochie Stonehhouse is a NZ favourite who works at YSL, Natalie Bruce, worked on Hawaii Five O, Disney-Jungle Cruise and Temptation Island just to name a few and is based in Hawaii. And the amazing Kasia Stanicich who has an amazing following on her blog and Instagram.”

Kristen Stewart School of Makeup


Diploma of Make-up Artistry
– 9am – 4pm
– Monday – Friday
– 8 Weeks Intensive
– 4 courses per year

Classes will run throughout the year and are deliberately kept small to maximise the learning potential and outcome of students. Limiting the numbers to 10 students per course to ensure there is plenty of one-on-one focus from the tutor to student.

Part-Time Diploma of Make-up Artistry
– 5pm – 8pm
– Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays
– The course is for 36 weeks over a 44 week period

The Part Time Diploma Course is the same as the Eight Week Diploma but runs two nights a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Guest tutors will include other working make-up artists, hairstylists and photographers, such as Lucy Clare Hairdressing and Stephen Goodenough. This expertise will expose students to meticulous skills in both technical and creative aspects.

Diploma of Make-up Artistry students only need to bring themselves and an enthusiasm to learn, as Kristen Stewart School of Make-Up provides an excellent professional make-up kit supplied by M.A.C, that has everything needed to get students started. A professional hair-kit is also supplied, which includes hairspray from Redken and a range of other styling tools supplied independently.  Kristen Stewart School of Make-Up also has a large range of M.A.C and Redken products at the school for the students use.

Students of the Diploma of Make-up Artistry may also have the opportunity to work with Portfolio Models & Talent Agency, assisting at their Teenage Workshop in the school holidays.

The workshop covers posture, grooming, hair and skin care, make-up application, nutrition, exercise, introduction to television castings, photo shoot and wardrobe coordination. Kristen Stewart School of Make Up students will be providing make-up application assistance and styling for the models.

On completion of the course every student receives an industry recognised Diploma of Make-up Artistry certificate, and depending on their level of ability, can be awarded varying levels of distinction.

This is an intensive course providing future make-up artists with specific training to get ahead in their career in the fashion and photographic industry.

On the last week of the course you have a professional photo shoot with Stephen Goodenough and models from Portfolio to acquire pictures for your portfolio.

Kristen Stewart School of Make-Up provides students with the technical skills, innovation, confidence and experience they need to begin their journey down whatever path this exciting industry inspires them to take.

Unit 4, 75 Peterborough Street, CBD, Christchurch 8013
Phone: +64 3 377 0966
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