The Christine Blundell Makeup Academy is the only makeup school in the UK run by an Oscar and BAFTA winning Makeup Designer.
By choosing to study at our Academy, you will gain all the makeup and hair skills you need to become a great makeup trainee.
  • Industry recommended, industry led and actively working in all makeup based industries
  • Our Makeup Academy nurtures ideas, fosters creativity and individual styles are taken into consideration
  • Guaranteed work Experience on major films
  • Believing in family values
  • Constant aftercare …because we care …..
  • Be inspired by people who work in the industry and who share their experiences 
  • Aftercare kicks off with ensuring guaranteed work experience which can be used in your CV
  • Being supported and motivated throughout your course. Even when you have difficult times and challenges, we will help you
  • New makeup courses No14, No16, No18
  • 75% of our students join our Academy by recommendation

One Place Has Become Available For Our New No14 Makeup Course, Which Begins January 3rd.  Call  or  Email

Christine’s just finished shooting Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi thriller ‘Life’ – the tale of astronauts and scientists in the International Space Station played by Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rebecca Ferguson— eventually coming into contact with what could be the first-ever alien life form. What’s not to love?

Makeup School Open Day: date 25th Feb Click here

Book a Studio Tour Click here

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№ 14 Makeup Course

This film & theatrical make up course is the most intensive programme we offer. Apart from being extremely popular, it teaches our ten core modules.
We have added to this exciting course and extra week of Period hair and Makeup and a week of Fashion.
Christine has designed all our courses to include the core skills you will need to become an excellent hair & make up trainee.

№ 16 Makeup Course

When we first extended our original three month syllabus it was to allow the student more time to develop their period hair and make up skills: which has always been an indispensible knowledge for any makeup artist. You will be entering the world of period films and TV dramas, learning the importance of research and historical knowledge, not to mention continuity. We have now continued to adapt this course to include extra casualty and stunt wigs as well as an intensive barbering module.

№ 18 Makeup Course

The longest hair & make-up course at the Academy, it allows time to develop your own style and understand that the devil is in the detail; giving you time to establish your confidence and build characters yourself.
Only at this Make-up Academy are award-winning experts in the theatre, film & TV industry on hand, not just to teach but advise and help throughout your time here. Remember, this care does not end when your course ends, but continues…

To succeed in your career as a film and TV makeup artist you will need real drive and commitment, and at the Chistine Blundell Academy for Film & Television in London (CB*MA) we promise to reward that commitment by offering our industry-leading training courses and the support needed to realise your goals.

The Film & TV industry is an exacting and demanding one, but there are few industries that are ultimately as rewarding and fun as a life spent behind the scenes on a film and TV set helping to bring stories to life on the silver screen (or indeed the plasma screen!).

As long as there have been movie stars, there have have been make up artists making them look good. From the ability to make an actor appear ‘natural’ while on camera, to the ability to transform an actor completely with special effects makeup, the Film & TV makeup artist has long been a treasured part of the entertainment industry as a whole. Part art, part science, the discipline of Film & TV makeup is a wondrous craft where gifted individuals use the infinitely malleable palette of the human face and body to bring dreams into reality.

Makeup School Open Day: date 25th Feb Click here

Book a Studio Tour Click here

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE


  • Next Available Course No 14 commences January 3rd 2017. Click here
  • This is our Brand new Makeup course which we expect to be a big hit. The Fourteen weeks will cover all the skills you need to become the perfect Makeup trainee.
  • For more information call us on 0207 485 4000.

WHY US?


  • When you join the CB*MA family you will benefit not only from Christine Blundell’s years of experience in theatre and films but also from the vast network of media and entertainment contacts she has nurtured, many of whom will be teaching you.
  • Our courses are run in small groups, with only one Makeup course at a time, allowing us to focus well on each individual student.
  • All Graduating students are given the opportunity to join Christine on set, to gain valuable film experience after completing their course. This is offered as part of our Aftercare system, where we work with you to support your new career.

CBMA EVENTS


  • Open Day 25th February Click here
  • Studio Tour Remember if you cannot attend the Open Day please do book a personal tour. Click here.
  • Be a model for half a day? A great way to see if this is the Academy for you is to come a be a model with us. Call us to book a slot.
  • Afternoon Tea. We are the only makeup Academy to invite special guests from the Industry to Afternoon; terribly sophisticated…..Click here to find out who and more.

To succeed in your career as a film and TV makeup artist you will need real drive and commitment, and at the Chistine Blundell Academy for Film & Television in London (CB*MA) we promise to reward that commitment by offering our industry-leading training courses and the support needed to realise your goals.

The Film & TV industry is an exacting and demanding one, but there are few industries that are ultimately as rewarding and fun as a life spent behind the scenes on a film and TV set helping to bring stories to life on the silver screen (or indeed the plasma screen!).

As long as there have been movie stars, there have have been make up artists making them look good. From the ability to make an actor appear ‘natural’ while on camera, to the ability to transform an actor completely with special effects makeup, the Film & TV makeup artist has long been a treasured part of the entertainment industry as a whole. Part art, part science, the discipline of Film & TV makeup is a wondrous craft where gifted individuals use the infinitely malleable palette of the human face and body to bring dreams into reality.

“We are very excited to announce that the trailers have just been released for these two epic films, both designed by Christine Blundell, which are due for release next year. Christine took a whole team of CBMA graduates on to both these films and their hard work and skill are showcased brilliantly. Well done for making us so proud and showing what the training at CBM Academy is all about.”

Well done to all our graduates for their hard
work on this epic.

Well done all graduates who came out and helped on WW
Both in uk and Italy.