Become a professional Makeup Artist in 2020

Filming of “Bridgerton”, Makeup Designer Marc Pilcher. Our Very own Amy Mansfield as Crowd Supervisor ….And quite a few CB*MA Trainees and Juniors!!!

Thu 4th June @ 12pm – Live Chat with CB*MA Graduates & MUAs Guy, Alex & Christina

Thank you so much for joining us in such great numbers last Thursday, we hope you enjoyed our live chat with “The Lion King” musical Wig assistants & MUAs, Becky & Danielle.

Next Thursday we invite you to join our graduate & Makeup Artist, Guy Common & 2 Junior Makeup Artists, Alex Rapazzini &  Christina Brancato in a live chat about their careers.

Click here to sign up. 

You can email us your questions for this Live Online sessions in advance, to cbma [at] cbmacademy.com or you can type your questions in the Zoom chat box during the chat and we will do our best to answer all of them.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you this Thursday, hope you will enjoy the chat!

More is to come, keep following our Social media for updates.


 

5 Star Reviews & High Praises From Our Students & Graduates

One More Reason to Study @ CB*MA

“I recently completed a period makeup course at the Christine Blundell Makeup Academy and will soon be going back to do a Wigs course. I’m a working professional and chose CB*MA to improve the skills I offer. I have studied at other well-regarded establishments but CB*MA beats them all hands down.

The staff and tutors genuinely care and their wealth of knowledge and support is unrivalled. The environment itself is conducive to learning and is steeped in history and credibility and it’s very conveniently located, no matter where you’re travelling from. If you’re interested in makeup, SFX, hair work and a career in Film, Theatre & Television then you should seriously consider CB*MA. You won’t regret it!”

James

ScreenSkills Bursaries of up to £3,000 Now Available

for Beginner & Experienced MUAs studying @ CB*MA

Limited Places Left

Next 4 Month Hair & Makeup Course for Film & TV – Monday 1st September 2020

Short CB*MA courses also eligible for ScreenSkills bursary, click here for more info

Small Classes / One Unique Course / Family Spirit & True Aftercare

The Christine Blundell Make-up Academy is the only Make-up school in the UK run by an Oscar & BAFTA winning Make-up Designer actively working in the industry. All our Tutors currently work as professional Film, TV & Theatre Make-up Artists & Designers. Now in its 14th year, our Academy nurtures a true Family spirit & Aftercare and we only run one Make-up course at any one time, with the maximum class size of 14 students. In addition, all our graduates are given the opportunity to join Christine on set, gaining valuable experience after completing their course. Read More

Christine Blundell’s Amazing Biography

Christine first got involved in hair and make up when styling bands in the late  ‘70s and working in a salon in Kensington Market. She went on to open her own hairdressing salon, which she ran successfully for 4 years and then embarked on an intensive three-month make-up course. After completing the course, Christine worked on Phantom of the Opera doing prosthetics and went on to work for LWT, gaining invaluable experience on sketch shows and TV films.

Her first feature with Mike Leigh was Life is Sweet, which marked the beginning of a long and successful working relationship that has spanned more than 20 years and produced 10 features including Secrets and LiesTopsy TurvyVera Drake, Happy-Go- Lucky, Another Year and Mr. Turner, for which she received a BAFTA nomination. Christine won both an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Topsy Turvy and in 2004 received BAFTA nominations for both Vera Drake and Finding Neverland. Christine’s other varied film credits include The Full Monty, Closer, The Constant Gardener, Casino Royale, Eastern Promises, Sherlock Holmes, Trance, About Time and The Fifth Estate.

More recently, Christine has worked on Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, Brian Helgeland’s Legend, Michael Grandage’s Genius, Paddington 2, Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur, also Wonder Woman, Disney’s Aladdin & Bill Condon’s film The Good Liar. Christine is currently working on the new HBO TV Series, where a number of our recent graduates worked as Makeup Trainees.

Next Makeup Course Monday 1st September 2020

Exciting News! – The KM Effects Ltd Prosthetics Studio is now in partnership with our Academy and its Expert Prosthetics Artists, including Kristyan Mallett himself, will be teaching @ our next 4 Month course, starting Monday 1st September 2020! What an amazing training opportunity @ CB*MA, especially if you are passionate about SFX & Prosthetics art!

And as always, linked to other course modules, you will be taught by Christine Blundell’s team of industry leading tutors, who have a wealth of experience of Film, TV and Theatre Hair & Make up.

CB*MA Short Courses Eligible for up to £3,000 ScreenSkills bursary

Applications are now also open for our Spring 2020 Short courses:

  • 4 week Hairstyling, Barbering & Wig Dressing & Styling course Click Here
  • 4 week Special Effects course – 1 week of Casualty & 3 weeks of Prosthetics Click Here
  • 3 week Understanding of Media Makeup course, including Fashion & Period Makeup Click Here
  • 3 week Theatre makeup & Facial hair application course Click Here

You may be an experienced MUA wanting to brush up on your existing skills or a complete beginner who’d rather do a short course on a specific topic.  You can receive from £1,000 to £3,000 ScreenSkills training bursary, depending on your experience level.

Upcoming CB*MA Events

Learn Casualty Makeup @ Our Next Day Taster course , date TBC, £95 Only – Your day will be taken up with understanding the importance of Breaking down a character and creating cuts & bruises (and you will be using numerous Casualty makeup techniques to achieve this). Attending our Day Taster course is a perfect way to discover what it takes to become a Makeup artist & what’s it feels like to study at the UK’s leading Film & TV Makeup school.

Come to our next Open Evening, date TBC,.. and immerse yourself in hands-on Film, TV & Theatre Makeup and Special effects? Our Expert Tutors, who are leading UK Makeup Artists and Designers, joined by our ex Graduates and current Students, will show you basic Makeup & Casualty skills. And all that with a complimentary glass of wine – what’s not to like!

CB*MA Update April 2020

Even though we have had to pause the year, due to the unprecedented times, we still have a few good things to mention.

Congratulations to Lily & Lisa for being accepted to the ScreenSkills Trainee Finder this year – Another Double Whammy of CB*MA Graduates getting this amazing opportunity!  They were selected amongst thousands of other applicants.

Many of our Graduates have had to stop working now unfortunately, but are using the chance to begin practicing their Makeup & Hair skills during the lock down.

If you have not been following Christine Blundell’s Q & A sessions on Instagram and Facebook…..all is not lost, do follow us on Instagram     @cbma_academy  or visit our latest news page   .

More Makeup Artist Careers Online Sessions to follow, during our MUA Career Tips Week starting on Sat 25th April, from Live Zoom sessions with some of our graduates who now work on major productions, to our Tutors and Christine Blundell herself giving advice on what they are looking for in a Trainee Makeup Artist. Keep following our Social media pages for dates and to sign up for the forthcoming sessions.

100% of our Graduates get paid on set experience.

What Makes A Makeup Academy One Of The Best?

Follow The Steps And Find Out.

S T E P 1

Download Brochure

S T E P 2

Studio Tour

S T E P 3

Day Taster Course

When you join our family you 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. In addition, all our courses are run in small groups, allowing us to focus well on each individual student. All our graduates are given the opportunity to join Christine on set, thus allowing them to gain valuable experience after completing their course.

Our Experts

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Jonathan David

Creative Director

Lavena Aroda

Art Director

Radostina Doe

Market Analyst

Kalee Wahet

Marketing Head

Seto Rolla

Product Director

Khaal Wastine

Creative Artist

Janvee Kaur

Product Manager

Jane Bullock

Creative Artist

CB*MA Graduates have worked on

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.

Testimonials

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Jamie Doe

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Jessica Chandler

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Romareo Jose

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Please enter your email address below and click Subscribe button to join our Mailing list and receive more information about our Academy and updates related to latest news in the UK Film, TV & Theatre industries.