Please see below a list of Frequently asked questions – if you cannot find an answer to your question, please feel free to call us, emails us or DM us via our Instagram or Facebook page.    FACEBOOK     INSTAGRAM

How do i contact you?

You call us on 0207 485 4000 . Email: cbma [at] cbmacademy.com

When are you open?
We are open Monday to Friday from 10.00 until 16.00. In addition, we have 4 dedicated Open days every year, which are held on a Saturday, please visit https://cbmacademy.com/school-open-day/ to see when our next Open day is.
Where are you located?

We are located in Shepherds Bush, 5 min walk from Latimer Road tube station on Hammersmith & City Line and our full address is Unit E, 3rd Floor, 151 Freston Road, W10 6TH. Please visit our Contact Us page for more information.

Can i visit the CB*MA?
Our doors are open for visitors during school times ( Monday To Friday 10.00 till 16.00) Call us on 020 7485 4000 or visit https://cbmacademy.com/studio-tour/ to book your Studio tour.
Which course is right for me?
We have simplified the choice and now run one course, the Four Month Hair & Makeup Course. We feel it is the optimum length of time to get an understanding of the skills needed to enter the Industry as a trainee Makeup artist.
How many students are there per class?
We run small courses with the maximum of 12-14 students per course and only have around 36-40 graduates per year, so you will feel like a CB*MA family member when you graduate.
What is the course fee?
The Four Month Hair & Makeup Course costs £12,280 including VAT.
When do i pay the fees?

Following a successful interview, a non-refundable deposit of £1,500 is required to secure your place. The full balance of the course fee is usually settled at least 5 weeks before the course commencement date. However, In some instances, we will be able to assist you by offering interest free payment plans, with £1,500 deposit fee due prior to the start of the course and the remaining balance of £10,780 divided into 4 monthly instalment payments. Please contact us for further payment plan information.

What's included in the fees?
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.
Are student loans available?

Please click here for more information about help with funding your course

Is funding available?

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What is the difference between CB*MA course and other 4 month courses offered by other Makeup schools?

We are the only school to offer guaranteed paid work experience to all our students who are eligible to work in the UK. No other school has the calibre of tutors that we have. No other Academy has an Oscar & BAFTA winning Makeup Designer as its Director who is still actively working in the industry.

If i don't want to do all of the CB*MA course, can i attend specific modules?
We believe that the only way to truly benefit from a course is to take the whole Four Months; it was designed that way.
Who teaches the classes?
All our tutors are actively working in the TV, Film, Theatre etc industries. We have designers who designed “Game Of Thrones” “Avengers” “James Bond” “Wonder Woman” ….to name but a few.
What qualifications are needed for the course?
We are looking for hard working students, who are independent thinkers, with a know-how to plan and organise. Who understand what lays ahead.
How can i best prepare for the interview?
Planning will make your life easier. Come prepared with questions, you will need to convince us that you are the right student for our Academy.
I live far away from London. Do you provide telephone or online interviews?
We can begin the process of talking over the phone, but you will have to come to the Academy for an onsite meeting.
Do you take students under the age of 18?
We did have a couple of students under the age of 18 in the past, but this is quite rare; we generally prefer over 18s.
Do you provide certificates?
We do provide a certificate to students who have graduated. You must understand that there is no recognized certificate in the industry. What is recognized is Christine Blundell’s name and reputation for teaching excellent makeup trainees. That is the key.
Will you help me get work after the course?
We are the only UK based Makeup Academy to offer true “Aftercare”. We are here to help you for as long as it takes. There is no time limit.
What is the average student to tutor ratio?
Six to one.
Do your courses include work experience?

Yes onsite paid work experience after completion of your course is guaranteed to all students who are eligible to work in the UK.

For International Students

Please see below a list of Frequently asked questions – if you cannot find an answer to your question, please feel free to call us, emails us or DM us via our Instagram or Facebook page.    FACEBOOK     INSTAGRAM

I am moving to London; will you help me settle in?
Yes, we are here to help you move to London as soon as possible. We advise on accommodation, if you require it, or anything else that you may need.
Do I need a Visa?
It depends which country you are coming from. You may need a student visa if you live in a country that is outside of European Union.  Visit https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa to check if you need one.
What type of Visa do i need?
That depends, but generally a 6 months student visa will suffice.
Does CB*MA help with accommodation?
Yes, we have a few houses where students can rent a room or we encourage students to flat share.
How do i apply for a visa?
Here is the best link to see if you need a visa and how to gain one: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/student-visas
When should I apply for a visa?
Applying for a visa is best done as soon as possible but there is a time limit to how early.
Whast standard of English do I need to have?
A good understanding of English is important so you can follow the tutor.

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