Next 4 Month Hair & Makeup course 6th January 2020


In The Heart Of London’s Camden Town.

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Guaranteed On-set Work Experience

Oscar & Bafta Winning Principal

Our Mission: ”To Create The Best Professional Makeup Trainee”

  • 4 Month Intensive Film & TV Hair & Makeup course with 480 teaching hours
  • All Our Tutors are Leading UK Hair, Makeup & SFX Artists & Designers
  • 11 in Depth Course Modules & 4 Module Blocks (for more info) Click Here
  • 6 of our individual modules now eligible for ScreenSkills bursary of up to £1,000 that can go towards the cost of your 4 Month course.
  • For more info about Funding & ScreenSkills bursaries  Click Here

Exciting News! – KM Effects Prosthetic Experts Now Teaching @ our 3 week Prosthetics module

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 6th January! What an amazing training opportunity @ CB*MA, especially if you are passionate about SFX & Prosthetics art!

Prosthetic artist and designer, Kristyan Mallett, has established himself in the UK film industry over a number of years and is one of the world’s leading professionals in the field. With a wealth of experience in Film and TV, his credits include Artemis FowlDetective PikachuMission Impossible 6, Justice League, Transformers, The Mummy, Legend, Black Mirror, The Theory of Everything, Les Miserables and many more. KM Effects Ltd is a well-established professional company and workshop using prosthetic sculpting, moulding and casting techniques to create advanced cosmetic effects including creatures, characters and gore for Film and TV.

Just some of Kristyan Mallett’s work

Why join our intensive 4 month Hair & Makeup course

Our next 4 month Hair & Makeup course was designed by our Principal , Christine Blundell, an Oscar & BAFTA winning Makeup designer.  Christine has made sure that your course Tutors are leading UK TV , Film & Theatre Makeup Artists and Designers, who are all actively working in the industry.  In addition, CB*MA only runs one Hair & Makeup course at any one time, with the maximum class size of 14 students, with each student receiving much needed care and attention from the course Tutor and the school.  After completion of their course, every CB*MA graduate is offered guaranteed onset experience on one of Christine’s latest projects.

What you will learn

The course will give you all the makeup and hairdressing skills you need to become a Makeup trainee, enabling you to pursue a career in TV, Film & Theatre industries.  No previous makeup and hairdressing experience is necessary, although some hairdressing skills can often give you an advantage at the beginning.  Please see below a list of Makeup and Hair modules you will be taught during the 16 weeks of the course, from Basic and Fashion make up, through Theatre and Wigs, Casualty and Prosthetics and many, many more.

How do I apply

To apply, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.  Should you wish to visit us beforehand, please click here to arrange your Studio Tour or alternatively email us on or give us a call on 020 7485 4000.  In order to have a successful application, you must be at least 18 years old, with good command of English and a recognised student / UK visa, in case you come from a country that requires you to have one.

Included in the price is a professional kit as well as access to our stock of leading brand products such as MAC, Chanel and Illamasqua. All materials at the school are at your disposal, remember: this will be your home for the duration of the course.

Following a successful interview, a non-refundable deposit of £1,500 is required to secure your place. The remaining balance of £10,780 (incl. VAT) of the course fee must be settled at least 5 weeks before the course commencement date.

The full cost of the course is £12280 this includes the deposit of £1500 that you pay to secure your place.

Help with paying for your course

For detailed information about Funding options available to you please Click Here

Next 4 Month Course

Date: 6th January 2020
Location: 10 Greenland Street, Camden, London NW1 0ND
Please fill in the form opposite to enquire about our 4 Month Hair & Makeup Course. We will reply to your message as soon as we are able.

4 Block Modules

  • Complete Media makeup Course: Incorporating Film, TV And Fashion
  • 3 weeks
  • 2nd September Start
  • £ 2,340
  • Hair, Wigs And Period Wig Dressing Combined Course
  • 4 weeks
  • Basic Haircutting & styling
  • Barbering & wigs
  • 23rd September Start
  • £ 3,120
  • Special Effects And Prosthetic Makeup Course
  • 4 weeks
  • 1 week of Casualty starts on 21st October
  • 3 weeks of Prosthetics start on 28th October
  • £ 3,120
  • Theatrical Hair And Makeup Training
  • 3 weeks
  • 18th November Start
  • £ 2,340

 Four Month Course Modules