Funding Options Available to You – CB*MA 4 Month Hair & Makeup Course

Various funding options are available to our prospective students, with the main ones listed below.  The full cost of our intensive 4 Month Hair & Makeup course is £12,280 (incl. VAT). 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.  

Included in the price is a professional Hair & Makeup 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.  Your will be taught by our Team of leading UK Makeup Designers and Artists during the intensive 4 month training, equivalent to 480 teaching hours.

Listed below are different ways in which we can assist you with funding your course – please contact us if you require more detailed information on any of the options listed below:

BAFTA Scholarship Applications Now Open For our Jan & April 2021 Four Month Film & TV Hair & Makeup Course

  • We are proud to announce that our January & April 2021 4 Month Hair & Makeup Course is now eligible for BAFTA 2020 / 2021 Scholarship Programme – the scheme is now fully up and running, please click here to find out more and apply. The deadline for applications is 2nd June 2020.
  • The BAFTA UK scholarship programme is open to British citizens in need of financial assistance to take eligible undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK. Each BAFTA Scholar receives between £5,000 to £12,000 towards their annual course fees, as well as mentoring support from a BAFTA member, winner or nominee and free access to BAFTA events around the UK.
  • Please note that the number of annual BAFTA Scholarships are very limited, so please don’t be disappointed if your application is unsuccessful. To view other Funding options on offer, please scroll further down this page.

ScreenSkills Training Bursaries for both Established & Beginner Makeup Artists

Screen Skills
ScreenSkills now provides training bursaries for both established and beginner Makeup Artists of up to £3,000 towards the cost of all courses that carry Skills Passport quality mark. Applications for ScreenSkills bursaries will open again on at midnight on the 17th April  – for more information about the bursaries and your eligibility Click Here

You can apply for a bursary if you can confirm that all the following statements are accurate:

– I am eligible to work in the UK
– I have a UK bank account
– I am 18 years old or above
– I currently work in the UK screen industries or I can demonstrate my intention to work in the UK screen industries

Christine Blundell Makeup Academy is proud to announce that 7 of our Short courses are eligible for the ScreenSkills bursary. They are all our 4 Month course modules so the bursary that a student is awarded for each of these short courses counts towards the overall 4 Month course fee.

– Our new 3 week Prosthetics course, starting on 22nd February 2021, a unique collaboration between Kristyan Mallett’s KM Effects Studio and our Academy. For more info Click Here
– 1 week Casualty makeup course, starting on 15th February 2021. For more info Click Here
– 1 week Facial hair skills course, starting on 8th February 2021. For more info Click Here
– 2 week Wig dressing & Styling course with Stage makeup, starting on 29th March 2021. For more info Click Here
– 3 week Complete Media Makeup course, starting on 4th January 2021. For more info Click Here
– 1 week Period Makeup course, starting on 11th January 2021. For more info Click Here
– 1 week Afro & Curly hair skills course, starting on 1st February 2021. For more info Click Here

You may only apply for up to £3,000 of funding per financial year but you can apply for more than one course. The training course must start at least one day after your application is made – ScreenSkills cannot accept applications for training which has already begun.


The applications will open again on 17th April 2020 and this funding cycle will end on 31st March 2021. However, these funds are in high demand and will close when all of the funds have been allocated, which may be before this date, so hurry with your application to avoid disappointment!

CB*MA is happy to offer you admin assistance with your bursary application if you choose to apply to one of our courses listed above.

Other funding options

  • Christine Blundell Makeup Academy Interest Free Payment Plan 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.
  • Low Interest Personal loans For more information on what is available please click here. Below is a typical example of a Low interest Personal loan monthly repayment instalments, one of the best we could find, from M&S Bank, for £10,000 taken over the period of 7 years (they also offer a 3 month Loan repayment deferral at the beginning):Representative exampleBorrowing £10,000 over 84 months:- Monthly repayment £131.51

    – Total amount payable £11,046.84
    – Representative 2.9% APR
    – Interest rate of 2.9% p.a. (fixed)Borrowing should always be budgeted for and carefully planned, so you know whether you can afford the repayments, so please be extra careful and always read the small print!
  • Credit card loans You can also pay with your credit card – for more information on different credit cards and interest rates visit MoneySavingExpert website by clicking here.
  • Prince’s Trust Development Awards Prince’s Trust Development Awards can help to cover costs such as: course fees, transport or equipment to help you achieve your plan to get into education, training or employment. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can receive up to £500. For more information click here.
  • Grants
    You may also be eligible to receive a training grant, please visit website to find out if you are. Click Here.

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