THE ONLY UK MAKE UP SCHOOL RUN BY AN OSCAR AND BAFTA WINNING MAKE UP & HAIR DESIGNER

Christine has just begun the filming for her newest film ‘Genius’ starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney. Niall from our 2014, 3-month course is working as a trainee on ‘Genius’ along with many other CBMA graduates who are working as trainees and juniors, gaining valuable experience.

Every student is offered work experience on Christine’s film. One student will be lucky enough to be chosen to work as a trainee on the film.

Committed to innovation – every student taking one of our courses will now be given their own iPad mini in which to store and showcase their work. We recently trailed this with our current four month students and the results have been great.

Open Day – February 7th 2015, 11am-4pm Click Here
Click here to Book a Studio Tour
Weekend Taster Course: 21st February 2015 Click Here


So October has been and gone, flying by like every other month this year!

‘Genius’ is now in full force and many of our graduates have already been on the film getting some valuable work experience on set. Two of our most recent graduates, Sarah Felmming and Sarah Rowland have been on the film helping with hair and wigs, and doing lots of the dreaded finger waves!!

We always like to keep in touch with ALL of our graduates, even if the did leave 4 years ago, because it is always great to hear how well OUR graduates are doing, years on from the course.
One of our older graduates Steph and just jetted off to France to work on a film out there. It very exciting to know our graduates are seeing the world at the same time as working their dream job!

Another one of our older graduates; Liz, has also been very bust as of recent working on films such as ‘Fury’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Pan’ and most recently ‘Mission Impossible’ as a trainee in the crown room. Well done for all your hard work Liz!

October is always a great time for make-up, as Halloween looms overhead our students are in and out, borrowing blood and special FX make-up, ready to create some of their favourite ghoulish looks.

That was definitely the case for our girls currently on the 4-month course here at CBMA! The girls were asked along for their very first make-up job. They had the challenge of making up an entire office of people, for a works Halloween day. The girls were asked to transform each person in the office into their desired Halloween monster. The girls had a lot of fun on this job, and the make-up turnouts were great. Well done to all of you!!

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE


Three Month Make-up and Hair Course
  • The Three-month Intensive course is ideal for students who are looking for a fast track into the industry, however this is not to say that you learn anything less than you need to, to be considered industry ready. This course offers a comprehensive grounding in the most important aspects of Film and TV make-up and hair design, which means that all of the core CB*MA modules are covered, therefore not leaving you at a disadvantage.
  • The course starts January 5th 2015
  • For more details, Call us on 0207 485 4000 for more details and to book Studio tour.

WHY US?


  • 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!

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  • Aftercare

    This is why we are the only school to offer true aftercare; an unlimited level of support. Click here

  • Tutors

    We believe, that no other Academy offers the level and stature of tutors than the likes of: Jeremy Woodhead, Jules WIlson, Daniel Philips and Paul Gooch, to name but a few. Click here

CBMA EVENTS


  • Open Day

    Our next Open Day will be on Saturday February 7th, 2015. 11.00am until 4.00pm. 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

  • Weekend Taster Course

    Finally the date has arrived, our next date Weekend Taster Course is Saturday February 21st, 2015. 11.00am until 4.00pm. 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


LEARN FILM & TV MAKEUP FROM OSCAR & BAFTA WINNER, CHRISTINE BLUNDELL

Our professional London makeup academy is unique in the UK, in being founded by an Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning Hair and Makeup Designer, Christine Blundell. When you join the CB*MA family you will benefit not only from Christine Blundell’s years of top flight experience in theatre and films, including Casino Royal and Sherlock Holmes, 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, Chris remains a dedicated Makeup Designer, committed to the furtherance of her profession. The establishment of the Christine Blundell Make-Up Academy in 2006, was the natural progression in her mission to enhance industry standards and provide the gold standard for hair and makeup skills in the film, TV and theatre industries. Since then the school has gone from strength to strength, developing 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. What better way to learn, than to work alongside an Academy Award winner and other notable hair and makeup professionals?

All Graduating students are given the opportunity to join Christine on set, to gain valuable film experience immediately after completing their course. This is offered as part of our aftercare system, where we work with you to support your new career.

Christine is currently finishing up the new Matthew Vaughn film The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson. Last year Christine worked on Mike Leigh’s film about 18th Century artist William Turner, Mr. Turner, starring Timothy Spall and The Fifth Estate, about WikiLeaks Julian Assange starring Benedict Cumberbatch. About Time directed by Richard Curtis, starring Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy, Danny Boyle’s Trance and Dan Mazer’s I Give It a Year, which Christine also designed were all released last year as well.

MAKE UP COURSES LONDON – FILM & TV MAKE UP

THREE MONTH MAKE UP COURSE


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

FOUR 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

FIVE 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.

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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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