4 Month SFX, Hair & Makeup Course in London for Film & TV offered by Top Makeup School in UK

Start Date: 2nd Jan 2024.

This is the most Comprehensive

4 Month SFX, Hair &
Makeup course in London

from the leading Makeup school in UK.

Our intensive 4 Month SFX, Hair and Makeup course in London at CBMA Makeup Academy will give you all the professional media makeup, theatrical hairdressing & prosthetic makeup skills you need to become a Makeup trainee and makeup artist, enabling you to pursue a career in Film, TV & Theatre industries. No previous makeup and hairdressing experience is necessary, although some hairdressing skills can often give you an advantage at the beginning.

The full cost of the course is £12 900 this includes VAT and also the deposit of £1,500 that you pay to secure your place. This deposit is non refundable. Included in the price is a professional kit as well as access to our stock of leading brand products such as Maqpro, Kryolan and Louise Young. All materials at the school are at your disposal, remember: this will be your home for the duration of the course. 




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Here’s Why

We are the Leading Makeup Academy of UK in London

Designed by our Principal, Oscar & BAFTA winning Hair & Makeup Designer, Christine Blundell

CBMA New Address 2022

4 Month Intensive Film & TV Hair & Makeup course with 480 teaching hours

You may be eligible for a ScreenSkills training bursary for this course

Guaranteed paid onset work experience after graduation (only for graduates eligible to work in the UK)

All Our Tutors are Leading UK Hair, Makeup & SFX Artists & Designers

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For More Information

“Your First Step to Working on

Films Like These As a Makeup Artist.”

‘Open Day Sat 25th Nov 11am to 1pm’


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Testimonials of  4 Month Hair and Makeup course student

“As a fairly mature student at 37, I chose to change my career after years of deliberation. I knew CBMA was the place for me. The warm welcome, the small groups, and the kindness & support after, it was a no-brainer. Since graduating in December 2021, I was lucky to be taken on as Wig Assistant on “Singin’ in the Rain the UK tour”, which is due to finish in August. Whilst being on the tour, I have since been promoted to Deputy. After finishing I hope to continue my career and go into film and tv.

The tutors at the school are second to none. I would have never gone anywhere else. Thank you CBMA!!!!”


Our recent graduate Carolina talks about becoming a Trainee Makeup artist on large UK productions via ScreenSkills Trainee Finder scheme

Exciting News! KM Effects Prosthetic Experts Now Teaching @ our 3 week Prosthetics module

The KM Effects Ltd Prosthetics Studio is now in partnership with our Academy and its Expert Prosthetics Artists will be teaching @ our next 4 Month course, starting 2nd Jan 2024 ! What an amazing training opportunity @ CB*MA, especially if you are passionate about SFX & Prosthetics art!

Just some of Kristyan Mallett’s work

Our Graduates

have worked on…

No time to die

Federica, Jo, Liz, Holly, Patt, Alisa, Karen,  Jade

The King’s Man

Oonagh, Alex, Chloe




Lucie, Olivia


Guy, Ria, Niall

House Of Gucci



Lillie, Federica

Movie List CBMA Graduates have worked on 2022

How do I apply

  • You will be invited to visit our Academy and have your one to one Studio tour, to see the Academy and ask us any questions you may have about studying here and / or about working in the UK Film, TV or Theatre industries.
  • In order to have a successful application, you must be at least 18 years old, with good command of English and a recognised student / UK visa, in case you come from a country that requires you to have one.
  • Following a successful interview, a non-refundable deposit of £1,500 is required to secure your place.
  • The remaining balance of the course fee must be settled at least 5 weeks before the course commencement date, although there is a possibility also of paying in instalments, more information about that option is on our Funding page .

The full cost of the course is £12 900 this includes VAT and also the deposit of £1,500 that you pay to secure your place. 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. You don’t have to have any makeup or hair experience to be a student on our 4 Month Film & TV hair & makeup course, as we teach everything from scratch

Help with paying for your course

Please see below list for some of the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you. For detailed information about Funding options available to you please visit our Funding page.

  • ScreenSkills training grant
  • BAFTA Scholarship
  • CBM Academy Interest Free Payment Plan
  • Princess Trust Development Awards
  • Other grants

Our Principal, Oscar & BAFTA winning Film Hair & Makeup Designer , Christine Blundell , welcomes you to CBM Academy

Start Your Journey

Date: 2nd Jan 2024.
Location: Unit E, 3rd Floor, 151 Freston Road, W10 6TH

Please fill in the form opposite to enquire about our 4 Month Hair & Makeup Course. We will reply to your message as soon as we are able.

Join Our Next Open Day on

Sat 25th Nov 11am to 1pm

Experience What It’s Like to Study at Our Academy!

Joining our Open Day is the best way of experiencing what it is like to study at Christine Blundell Makeup Academy, The London school of makeup, which might help you decide whether you ‘d like to join our 4 Month Film & TV Hair & Makeup course. For more information about our professional makeup classes and to book your place on our next Open Day , please go to our Open day page.

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The best way to get to know us is to visit our makeup school in person

Let us know which day works best for you & come and experience the Academy and our family & team spirit!