Textured & Curly Hair Skills Course
CB*MA Academy is delighted to be able to offer this new Afro Hair Course that champions much needed syllabus related to the UK’s diverse & multicultural community & artists who work both on and off screen. Incorporating a module such as ‘Afro and Curly textured hair skills’ into our teaching syllabus, we want to encourage a diverse catalogue of artistic vocabulary and expression for our graduates.
Wig Setting & Styling
Our 4 Week Film & Theatre Wig Making Course is taught by the leading UK film & theatre wig designers and artists and it covers all aspects of wig setting and styling, including period wig styling. You will learn all you need to know about wig washing, blocking & styling that will enable you to enter the theatre industry as a wig assistant or work in a busy film crowd room as a trainee makeup artist.
Special Effects Makeup
Throughout the 4 weeks of our Special Effects prosthetic Makeup course you will learn about creating cuts, bruises & other casualty makeup as part of our 1 week Casualty makeup module, followed by learning all about Prosthetic makeup, from doing life casting, moulding, sculpting, painting & applying the prosthetics pieces & other techniques, during the 3 weeks of Prosthetics module. For detailed information about sfx course module syllabus please click on the SFX Course Syllabus link below.
Facial Hair Skills
Learn about different beard shapes and sizes, how to measure a beard and how to lay on and dress facial hair. You will be taught by leading UK film designers and artists and cover different facial hair period styles.
Barbering skills are important for a trainee makeup artist and our Barbering Course covers all essential skills you will need on a film set. You will learn about barbering kits and products, handling barbering clippers, different barbering techniques, and also about different period styling.
Designed by our Principal, Oscar & BAFTA winning Hair & Makeup Designer, Christine Blundell
4 Month Intensive Film & TV Hair & Makeup course with 480 teaching hours
Now eligible for ScreenSkills bursary of up to £3,000
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
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 24th April 2023. ! What an amazing training opportunity @ CB*MA, especially if you are passionate about SFX & Prosthetics art!
Just some of Kristyan Mallett’s work
have worked on…
No time to die
Federica, Jo, Liz, Holly, Patt, Alisa, Karen, Jade
The King’s Man
Oonagh, Alex, Chloe
Guy, Ria, Niall
House Of Gucci
How do I apply
- Please complete the form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org, call +44 20 7485 4000 or message us via our Instagram page.
- 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: 24th April 2023
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 Day taster course
Experience what it’s like to study at our makeup school in London @ our next Taster day Sat 25th March 2023.
Joining our Taster 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 Taster course, please go to our Day Taster course page.
Visit Us For A Studio Tour!
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!