Next 4 Month Hair & Makeup course

Next Course Start Date 3rd May 2022

4 Month Hair and Makeup course

This is the most Comprehensive Hair and Makeup Course from the leading Makeup school. Here’s Why!

Our next 4 month professional Film & TV,  Hair and Makeup course & Special effects course was designed by our Principal, Christine Blundell, an Oscar & BAFTA winning Makeup designer. Christine has made sure that your course Tutors are leading UK TV, Film & Theatre Makeup Artists and Designers, who are all actively working in the industry. Our Academy is based in Camden, London and we only run one 4 month course for professional Film & TV Makeup Artists at any one time, with the maximum class size of 14 students, with each student receiving much needed care and attention from the course Tutor and the school. After completion of their course, every CB*MA graduate is offered guaranteed onset experience on one of Christine’s latest projects.

Join our next Day taster course

Experience what it’s like to study at our Academy @ our next Taster day Sat 12th Feb 2022

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

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 3rd May 2022! What an amazing training opportunity @ CB*MA, especially if you are passionate about SFX & Prosthetics art!

Just some of Kristyan Mallett’s work

Why join our intensive 4 month Hair and Makeup course?


  • 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
  • All Our Tutors are Leading UK Hair, Makeup & SFX Artists & Designers
  • Small classes
  • 11 in Depth Course Modules & 4 Module Blocks
  • OSCAR & BAFTA Winning Principal

Our Graduates have worked on…

Movies CBMA Killing Eve / Cruella...
Movies CBMA Jurassic World / Fantastic Beasts / Star Wars
Movies CBMA - Batman / The Lion King / No time to Die

Start Your Journey Today!

Book A Video Chat With Christine and Petar.

Book a video chat to Enquire about our 4 Month Hair and Makeup Course

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

 Modules: 4 Month Hair and Makeup course

The course will give you all the professional media makeup, theatrical, hairdressing & special effects skills you need to become a Makeup trainee, enabling you to pursue a career in TV, Film & Theatre industries. No previous makeup and hairdressing experience is necessary, although some hairdressing skills can often give you an advantage at the beginning. Please see below a list of Makeup, Hair & SFX modules you will be taught during the 16 weeks of the course, from Basic and Fashion make up, through Theatre and Wigs, Casualty and Prosthetics and many, many more.

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Script breakdown/Continuity

How do I apply

To apply, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.  Should you wish to visit us beforehand, please click here to arrange your Studio Tour or alternatively email us on or give us a call on 020 7485 4000.  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.

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.

Following a successful interview, a non-refundable deposit of £1,500 is required to secure your place. The remaining balance of £10,780 (excl. VAT) of the course fee must be settled at least 5 weeks before the course commencement date.

The full cost of the course is £12280 this includes the deposit of £1500 that you pay to secure your place.

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For detailed information about Funding options available to you please

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Date:  3rd May 2022
Location: Unit E, 3rd Floor, 151 Freston Road, W10 6TH

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