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?

Monday to Friday 10.00 – 16.30 In addition why not come to sample a day at the Makeup academy and experience what it could be like to study here: For more information Click Here.

Where are you located?

We are located in the heart of Notting Dale and Notting Hill. The nearest station is a 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?

We are more than happy for you to come and visit us as many times as you wish ! Our doors are open for visitors during school times ( Monday To Friday 10.00 till 16.00) Call us on 020 7485 4000 Click Here to book your Studio tour.

Which course is right for me?

We run one course, the Four Month Hair & Makeup SFX Course. It does what it is supposed to do; teach you the skills you need to enter the Industry as a trainee Makeup artist. Perfect!

How many students are there per class?

We are a boutique makeup school and run small courses with the maximum of 12-14 students per course and only have around 36-40 graduates per year. This allows us to focus on each individual makeup student and more importantly makeup graduate!

What is the course fee?

The Four Month Hair & Makeup Course costs £12,900 including VAT. 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 £11,400 divided into  monthly instalment payments. Please contact us for further payment plan information.

What's included in the fees?

Included in the price will be your personal professional kit: Kryolan , Maqpro, Louise Young Makeup Brushes, as well as access to our stock of leading brand products . All materials at the school are at your disposal, remember, this will be your home for the duration of the course.

Is funding available?

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

What is the difference between CB*MA course and other makeup 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. No other makeup school has such a high success rate of Graduates 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. If you have experience and wish to top up on your skills you would be able to attend a shorter hair and makeup course module.

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.
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 on the country. EU residents and residents of some other countries do not need a visa and for most other countries and Standard visitor visa will suffice as our course is less than 6 months long. Please check what you need on this website : https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

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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