Open Day is On 6th February

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All Our Tutors Are Current Professionals Working In The Industry Which Ensure Our Courses Are Not Only Relevant But Can Offer Work Experience And Guaranteed Film Work On Set To Give A Head Start To Our Graduates’ Careers.

Here Is A Sneak Preview Of Christine’s Latest Project; Helping Her Are Four Of Our Trainees And Many Juniors And Makeup Artists All From Cbma !

Free Day Taster Course. That’s right absolutely FREE!

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Open Day – Saturday 6th, February 2016 Click Here
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Free Day Taster Course Click Here


5 Month Makeup Course
  • At the Makeup Academy we have identified where we can expand on our core modules to balance the demands of the industry, whilst still keeping to the integrity of the CB*MA philosophy. Our Five Month Makeup Course programme is our longest and is all about assessing and then developing your individual skills, introducing you to a whole range of essential techniques and providing you with adequate time to practice .It allows the students to go into more depth with each module and take the time to get comfortable with all of the elements of Hair and Make-up.As with any make up course You will benefit from carefully selected team of tutors; all of whom have a wealth of experience in film and theatre. This is where it gets real and you will get the chance to feel the pressure of rigid deadlines and 6am starts.
  • The Course starts 29th March 2016
  • For more information call us on 0207 485 4000


  • 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 your teachers.
  • Beyond the glamour of Hollywood and award ceremonies, Christine remains a dedicated Makeup Designer, committed to furthering her profession. The establishment of the Christine Blundell Make-Up Academy in 2006, was the natural progression in her mission to provide a gold standard for hair and makeup skills in the film, TV and theatre industries. The school has created an unrivalled reputation for producing highly skilled professionals. There is a real buzz of excitement at our lively academy, where film, TV and Theatre jobs are planned and prepped.
  • 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.


  • Family

    When you join the Make-up academy, you will be with us for life. There is no time scale. We are acutely aware that your life after the course is just as important as during. Together we are stronger. Families are like Fudge- mostly sweet but with the occasional nut! Read More

  • Open Day

    Our next Open Day will be on 6th, February 2016 . All welcome. Click here.

  • Studio Tour

    Remember, if you are unable to attend the Open Day please do book a Personal Studio Tour of the academy. Seeing the makeup school in action is perfect way to help you decide if it is right for you. Click here to book Studio Tour

  • Free One Day Taster Course

    Our very first Free Day Taster Course is 20th February 2016. We have the amazing double act of Farida and Jessie coming in to teach. First come first served, and we have an amazing offer, which we will tell you about. Click here



This film & theatrical make up course is our most intensive programme we offer. Apart from being a very popular one, we have been running this hair & make up training module since the inception of CB*MA. Christine has designed all our courses to include the core skills you will need to become an excellent hair & make up trainee.

More about our 3 Month Make up Course


The reason why we extended the three month syllabus is to allow the student more time to develop their period hair and make up skills; this is 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.

More about our 4 Month Make up Course


As the longest hair & makeup 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 here, at CB*MA, will you find award-winning experts in the theatre, film & TV industry, not just to teach but advise and help throughout your time here. And remember, this care and guidance does not end when your course ends…

More about our 5 Month Make up Course

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.


Annabelle McMahon

I graduated from CB*MA in December 2011 around 9 months ago now. The first few months were quite slow, however

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Karen Wagner

Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know what I am doing.Nik Buck emailed me offering me work on Guardians of the

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Alice Jones

Hello to all the CBMA team. Hope you’re all well and festive.

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