4 Month SFX, Hair & Makeup course in London

from the leading Makeup school in UK.

Start date: 2nd September 2024


What makes the only Makeup Course designed by an Oscar winning UK Makeup Designer so successful?

Here’s Why 👇

CBMA Leading film TV theatre industry professionals

The Only Makeup Course London to offer Guaranteed Paid On-set Experience


The Only Makeup Academy whose Principal is an award winning Makeup And Hair Designer

CBMA Leading film TV theatre industry professionals

We are the go-to makeup Academy, recognised by Film, TV & Theatre Professionals


No other Make-up Academy has leading UK Makeup designers and artists as their makeup tutors

Course Modules

Module 1

3 Week Understanding of Media Makeup, Fashion Makeup & Period Makeup Module

Our 3 week Understanding Media makeup module incorporates the 3 main parts, each 1 week long: Fundamentals of Media makeup, Fashion makeup & Period makeup for film & TV.

Module 2

4 Week Period Wig & Hair Styling Module

Our Period Wig & Hair Styling module Is a perfect module for both experienced and beginner makeup artists, serving as a refresher but also as an excellent period wig setting & styling foundation module.

Module 3

4 Week Special Effects Module-1 Week of Casualty Makeup Followed by 3 Weeks of Prosthetics

Throughout the 4 weeks of our SFX course you will learn about creating cuts, bruises & other casualty makeup techniques, as part of our 1 week of Casualty makeup course, followed by learning all about Prosthetic makeup, from doing life casting, moulding, sculpting, painting & applying the prosthetics pieces, during the 3 weeks of our Prosthetics module

Module 4

1 Week of Textured Hair (Afro & Curly Hair) Skills Module

CB*MA Academy is delighted to be able to offer this Textured hair course that champions much needed syllabus related to the UK’s diverse & multicultural community & artists who work both on and off screen.

Module 5

1 Week Barbering Skills Module

Barbering skills are important for a trainee makeup artist and our Barbering module 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.


Module 6

1 Week Facial Hair Skills Module

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 and techniques.

Module 7

2 Week Script Breakdown, Continuity & Bootcamp

Breaking down a script and learning about continuity is very important for a trainee makeup artist and we teach these skills in the final 2 weeks of our 4 Month course. During this week our students will also start prepping & creating their looks for the Bootcamp week, the final week at the Academy, when they need to complete these looks in timed conditions, that mimic the conditions on set. Our Tutor will be on hand to guide them, so they can benefit from their feedback.

No previous makeup and hairdressing experience is necessary. You are coming to the Makeup academy to learn all the necessary skills.

The full cost of the Makeup 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 and the remaining balance can be paid in 4 monthly instalments of £2850, please contact us to enquire about this option.

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 makeup course.

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How do I apply

  • Email cbma@cbmacademy.com, Or call +44 20 7485 4000 or message us via our Instagram page.
  • We can also arrange a 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

Interested in Our 4 Month Course for Film & TV Hair,

Makeup & SFX, 2nd September 2024

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

What makes our 4 Month makeup course the best there is? Watch this interview with our Principal Christine Blundell, in which she talks about the school and her career. With over 25 years of experience working in Film and TV industry, she is in an enviable position. It Is not just Christine’s knowledge of hair and makeup that helps her create a perfect hair, makeup and SFX course, but also being able to have the best UK film and TV hair and makeup designers and artist to come and teach at our Academy. These are just some of the reasons that make our makeup course the most respected in the Industry.