Christine Blundell Makeup Academy

CB*MA Launches Makeup Artist Career Advice Week With Live Zoom Session this Sat 25th April @ 11am

Makeup & Hair Designers Christine Blundell & Tahira Herald will be talking about  “What qualities they look for in a Makeup Trainee” click here to sign up. Not to be missed if you are thinking about becoming a Makeup Artist!

And there is much more to come in the coming weeks! Keep following our Social media pages and visiting our Blog page for more MUA Career tips &  interviews with Trainee Makeup Artists, our Tutors & Junior MUAs talking about their experience with CB*MA guaranteed graduate onset work experience, Top tips on set etiquette, working on major films, Do’s and Don’ts, CV & job search advice and much more…

We are hoping to be able to meet you all in person again soon & start our next course on 1st June.

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“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!”

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If you are considering Film & TV Makeup artistry as a career, why not come and visit us at our next Open Evening on Thu 18th June​ , 6-9pm or taste the atmosphere of our Academy & learn about Casualty makeup by attending our next Taster Day course, date TBC. It is a perfect way to find out who we are and what we do.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Film & TV Hair & Makeup school!

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.

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Next 4 Month Hair & Makeup Course for Film & TV

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Next Makeup Course Monday 1st June 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 June 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 nextOpen Evening, Thu 18th June 2020 6-9pm 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.

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