Makeup Courses For All Levels

Our Makeup Courses in London are industry recognised and are open for all levels. They are all hands on intensive and Full time at our Makeup Academy London. You will learn all the relevant Makeup Skills to begin your career as Makeup Artist.

Makeup Courses

“At the Makeup Academy they turn your dream into Reality. Since leaving I have worked on 4 Film As a makeup Trainee already!” Laura

Special Effects Make Up

Gain makeup skills in Casualty and Prosthetics makeup. Learn how to create cuts and bruises, burns and various skin conditions, but also how to do life-casting, mould-making, sculpting, painting and applying prosthetics pieces, while being taught by the very best SFX makeup artists in the UK.

Start Date: 21st October

    4 Week

Afro Hair Course

This Intensive 1 week course will give you the ability to understand afro and curly hair styling. It will boost your confidence and make you more employable in the film & TV industry.

Start Date: 18th November

   1 Week

Barbering 1 Week

This intensive 1 week course will cover the foundations of barbering , a skill that is very important to master , very useful for maintaining continuity of filming on set.

Start Date: 2nd December

   1 Week


4 Month Makeup Course

This Make up course is the ultimate Makeup Course for people who wish to become a Makeup Artist. It will Cover all the relevant skills you need.

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

   16 Weeks

Media Make Up Course

Learn all aspects of Makeup from Media Makeup to Period Make Up. These are the foundations of a career in Makeup in film ,TV , fashion, beauty and theatre industries

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

   3 Weeks

Period Wig Styling & Period Makeup

If you wish to advance in Makeup and Hair Artistry then this is the perfect course for you. We will teach you all the important Periods for Makeup and Hair. If you are a beginner or have certain skills already, this is the Make up Course for you.

Start Date: 16th September 2024

   5 Week

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Meet Some Of Our Award Winning Makeup Courses

We have the best makeup , hair and SFX makeup tutors anywhere in the UK. Our Prosthetics tutor has just been nominated for a BAFTA award for his Prosthetics Make Up on “Napoleon” . Daniel Philips , who designed the latest James Bond film ‘ No time to die’ is also our fantastic Hair tutor, as well as another designer Jeremy Woodhead , who was nominated for the Academy award for his hair and makeup design of the film ‘Judy’.

Graduate Testimonials

5 Star Reviews & High Praises From Our Students & Graduates


Bridgerton-NetflixHi Petar

I hope this email finds you well? I just wanted to drop you an email to let you know what I’ve been up to lately as it’s been a little while since we have spoken. I’ve recently just finished as the crowd hair and makeup supervisor for “Bridgerton”, a new period drama for Netflix which I’ve been on since May last year. I absolutely loved it and the challenges it brought. I’m definitely looking to do more crowd supervising or supervising on large scale productions like this.

Earlier in the year last year I was an Assistant Designer for a film also, which I enjoyed so much. It made me realise that I definitely aspire to design in the future.   Read More


cruella-2021-cbma-tutorsWorking on Cruella with Nadia Stacey and the rest of the team was a dream job for me. It drew upon my background in fashion whilst also putting in to practice many of the skills I learned and honed during my time at CBMA.

I had never imagined that my second job after leaving would be something as large as a Disney production but every day was an opportunity to learn and practise and I loved every minute!



Hi, my name is Lisa and I graduated from Christine Blundell Makeup Academy in December 2018.

I live in a little village in the middle of nowhere in Nottinghamshire, I have two girls, horses, dogs and cats! Certainly a far cry from the London lifestyle. I began my career many years ago working mainly in customer relations and also studying and practising holistic therapies.

I have never really felt satisfied in my career choices but could not put my finger on exactly what I wanted to do, I’ve always had a love for make up which has intensified as I’ve got older and had to adapt to my skin changes. I’ve also enjoyed hair for many years which started with plating my pony when I was young to doing my daughter’s hair.  Read More

Lisa x

Oscar & BAFTA-winning Hair & Makeup Designer & CB*MA Principal

She is an Oscar & BAFTA winning Make-up Designer actively working in the industry and the Make Up Academy Principal. After 18 years we are still the leading Makeup Academy that offers limitless Post-Graduate Care – until you succeed as a makeup artist. All our graduates who are eligible to work in the UK will be given the opportunity to join Christine on set, gaining valuable paid experience after completing their makeup course.


Which makeup course should I choose?

This all depends on what field you wish to work in. If it is bridal and beauty makeup, it is best to search specifically for these Make up courses. If it is Film , Television or Theatre Makeup then Christine Blundell Academy Makeup courses are for you, with over 100 five star reviews by our graduates, leading UK tutors , guaranteed paid work experience for graduates eligible to work in UK and an Award winning Principal.

What is a Basic Make up course?

With any new skill you want to acquire, it is always good to start from the beginning. Learning the foundations of makeup, like colour theory, skin types and face shapes are a must.

Is it worth doing a Makeup Course?

Absolutely it is! There are many roles a trained Makeup artist can do and without hands-on practice in a Makeup School environment instead of doing online courses, it would be nigh on impossible to master all these skills properly.

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