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about ksfx

Kristen Stewart School of Special FX Make-Up (KSFX) is unique in that it is the only school in New Zealand offering this type of specialised makeup skills.   The courses at KSFX offer fast paced learning of techniques in sfx (cuts and bruises) airbrushing, prosthetics, and working with facial hair and wigs, as well as TV makeup.

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

KSFX ensures graduates are work-ready to the highest international standards, and students are encouraged to express their individuality through their work.

Kristen opened the Kristen Stewart School of Make Up (KSSM) eight years ago when she believed there was a gap in the market for a specialized school in the fashion and photographic industry.  The success of KSSM has proved this belief correct, and now Kristen has decided to do the same in for the ever growing Special FX industry - hence KSFX!

The Diploma course is for those who wish to learn the craft of special effects make-up artistry and become more confident in their application, knowledge, and in applying the latest techniques and trends, 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.