The 5 month course

The Five Month Course details

It’s our aim at the makeup academy to nurture you as an individual and provide a rounded training programme that identifies your personal goals, strengths and any weaknesses. The duration of this course gives us time for Christine Blundell’s team of handpicked, industry tutors to assess your progress, whilst adhering to the CB*MA philosophy of creating well rounded and confident graduate make-up trainees. Our aim with this course is to give you the broadest possible education, allowing you to become the best-trained graduate out there.

What are the key differences courses?

  • Advanced Wig work and in depth Casualty
  • Full script breakdown, understanding continuity and understanding what it takes to work in a Crowd Room.
  • Undertake work outside of class…come rain or snow! You will be taken out of your comfort zone.
  • Develop into an independent, free-thinking makeup graduate ready for your new career in your chosen industry!

Five Month Course start date:
March 29th – 12th August

Cost of the Five Month Course: £12,300
VAT at 20% £2460
Total cost £14,760

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Five Month Makeup Course:
£12,300 (inc 20% VAT =£14760)

Ten Core Module

Additional Modules


Basic Make-up

Working on your primary canvas
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Basic Hair

In this module you will learn basic sectioning, cutting and layering
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Advanced wig work

On this week we focus on varying periods, getting the…
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During Wig work you gain a thorough historical, technical and
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Casualty Make-up

You will learn everything from understanding the cause of a
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Into the Woods And Understanding Research

Our desire for this week is to have
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Period Hair & Make-up

Working through key historical time periods, this module covers
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Facial Hair

You’ll cover laying on facial hair with loose hair, full chin and
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Advanced Casualty

Learning the adage less is more is key in
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Theatre Make-up

During the course of this week you will learn to use pan sticks
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We will teach you about the various prosthetic materials out
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Mini Boot Camp

Our desire for this week is to have the students
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Boot Camp

A little taste of real life from the safety of the Academy.
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Even though we are generally considered to be mainly a makeup
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Period Makeup and Camouflage

In essence, a period film demands
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Period Makeup and Camouflage

Understanding all the variant genres and styles
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An excellent skill to have, particularly when
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Limited places! Our next course starts: 4th January 2016

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Past Student Testimonials

The amount I learnt in the course was unbelievable.

All the teachers were so passionate about their work and seeing them do what they love in the demonstrations every morning was such a great experience. They had so much to offer to us – They really wanted to help.

Going to CB*MA has been the best decision I’ve ever made.

Grayson Galway
Grayson Galway
To be a makeup artist on a movie set was always my dream.

I learned more skills in 5 months than I ever imagine, my personality grew immensely, I learned that it’s not just about makeup it is so much more.

I worked… on set of Disney’s Cinderella, where I started as a trainee and finished as a junior makeup artist second unit.

Nadine Sennhauser
Nadine Sennhauser
Petar and the girls at CBMA were also extremely supportive in those early days.

I was given the chance to tour Europe with Bill Kenwright Ltd’s Evita. I have had the privilege of working for the English National Opera and at The National Theatre, and just recently on Mama Mia.

If you think optimistically about your future and you work hard at finding work then you will make progress!

Polly Avison
Polly Avison