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Higher Certificate in Motion Picture Make-Up


SAQA ID 96729 |   NQF 5  |   Credits 120  |   1 Year

The Higher Certificate in Motion Picture Make-Up aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills required to perform effectively on Film and Television sets, Fashion Shoots, Commercials and in the Theatre as Make–Up Artists. The purpose of the qualification is to foster an understanding of the Entertainment Industries organisational activities, its business environment, as well as its employees.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to seek careers in the private sector. Graduates will have the competencies necessary to perform across the Entertainment Industries, and to understand industry-relevant commercial activities, as well as management duties.


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Students can be employed in the following career fields:

  • Make-Up Artist
  • Stylist
  • Production Assistant
  • Wardrobe Assistant
  • Props Sourcing and Buyer

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With the freedom that online education brings, CityVarsity learners can upskill in their own time, from almost anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere where the internet is accessible, that is. But although our learners may roam far and wide they are never far out of our mind. Each course is assigned their own academic advisor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their online learning experience.

Students can expect their academic advisors to answer questions, solve issues and provide further clarification on any aspects of the course. As a service offered as part of the course, learners can request a chat via email with their AAC and will be called back to assist with anything course related.