4 Month Film & TV Hair,

Make up & SFX Course

Start date: 4th September 2023.

We are the only makeup school run by an Oscar & BAFTA winning film hair & makeup designer

We are the only Makeup Academy to guarantee paid work experience for graduates eligible to work in the UK

Leading UK tutors actively working in the industry

Intensive 4 month course with 480 teaching hours

Small classes & true aftercare

Our Academy

Within walking distance of fashionable Portobello Road and Notting Hill, is the leading UK make-up school In London run by award winning  Christine Blundell, a leading active Makeup Designer.

Now in its 16th year, our academy nurtures a true family spirit and aftercare. By running one make-up course at any one time, we teach a small class to understand the importance of Teamwork. 

In addition, all our graduates who are eligible to work in the UK will be given the opportunity to join Christine on set, gaining valuable paid experience after completing their course.

 Our intensive 4 month Makeup Hair & SFX course for film, tv & theatre makeup artists will give you all the professional media makeup, theatrical, hairdressing & prosthetic makeup course skills you need to become a makeup trainee and makeup artist, enabling you to pursue a career in film, tv & theatre industries. No previous makeup and hairdressing experience is necessary, as we teach you all the skills required.

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Nearly a Hundred 5 Star Google

Graduate Reviews & Testimonials!


Check out our recent graduate Google reviews below

‘Amazing school that sets you up for your future career in makeup. They genuinely care about your progress after the course and do all they can to support. The course is very intensive and covers a wide range of areas/modules which have been invaluable to me so far on my professional journey. Would highly recommend if you’re looking for a career in Hair & Makeup for TV and film!’


‘I graduated from CBMA in December and honestly loved every minute of it! The academy has such a friendly, warm atmosphere I couldn’t imagine a better place to learn, I’ve made some wonderful friends and gained invaluable knowledge for the industry. The tutors are great, and Petar and Zorica are so helpful and supportive, I’m so glad I chose this academy!’


‘Incredible course with amazing tutors. Petar and Zorica are amazing throughout and with aftercare. I landed my first job just a few months after finishing my course, and went on tour for 9 months. Would absolutely recommend this course for anyone looking to enter the industry!’


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Our recent graduates working on set of a major new film that is being filmed in London this spring.


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Date:  4th September 2023.
Location: Unit E, 3rd Floor, 151 Freston Road, W10 6TH

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