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TheChristine Blundell Make-up Academyis the only Make-up school in the UK run by an Oscar & BAFTA winning Make-up Designer actively working in the industry. All our Tutors currently work as professional Film, TV & Theatre Make-up Artists & Designers. Now in its 11th year, our Academy nurtures a true Family spirit & Aftercare and we only run one Make-up course at any one time, with the maximum class size of 14 students. In addition, all our graduates are given the opportunity to join Christine on set, gaining valuable experience after completing their course.

Exciting News! TheKM Effects Ltd Prosthetics Studiois now in partnership with our Academy and its Expert Prosthetics Artists, includingKristyan Malletthimself, will be teaching @ our next4 Month course, starting 2ndSeptember!What an amazing training opportunity @ CB*MA, especially if you are passionate about SFX & Prosthetics art!

And as always, linked to other course modules, you will be taught byChristine Blundells teamof industry leading tutors, who have a wealth of experience of Film, TV and Theatre Hair & Make up. We promise you not just asuperb technical groundingbut also aninsight into the industry, based on the experiences of those who have felt the pressures of real deadlines and developed the tricks for managing the day-to-day realities of applying make-up and styling hair backstage, or on a bustling, often chaotic film set. Christine hasextensive knowledgeof the industry and will assist in many ways to help the students; from offeringon set experience, excellent tutors and networking opportunities, to helping you grasp budget breakdown skills and so much more

Come to ourFree Evening Makeup & Casualty Workshop Thursday 16th May 6-9pm & Chat to our Principal & Oscar & BAFTA winner Christine Blundell.Immerse yourself in hands-on Film, TV & Theatre Makeup & Special effects   our Expert Tutors,  who are leading UK Makeup Artists and Designers, joined by our ex Graduates and current Students, will show you basic Makeup & Casualty skills. Our Principal, Christine Blundell will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the UK Film industry & her amazing career in it.

Attending our popularDay Taster Course on Saturday 8thJuneis the best way of getting a feel of our Academy and practise the skills you will be taught at our Hair & Make up courses.

Formal Day taster course teaching will finish at 4pm , after which all Students will have the opportunity to talk toChristine Blundellherself, ourPrincipal andOscar & BAFTAwinningMakeup and Hair Designerand ask her anything they like about theFilm Makeup Industry and her careerin it.

Congratulations to ouramazing 10 graduates, who worked asProsthetics and makeup artists on Game of Thronesseries!  Well done, all, we are so proud of you!

Our most recent graduates left us at the end of April , with our new students joining us the week after & now finishing their Makeup modules block that covered Basic, Period & Fashion makeup.

Christines new project for HBO is scheduled to start this summer, where a number of our recent graduates will join her onset for their paid work experience after finishing their course. Watch this space for more details!

And Seventh Row just published an e-book recording their interview with renowned UK Film Director, Mike Leigh, in which he praises his collaboration with Christine Blundell. To download the e-book, recording Christine Blundells interview as part of a Peterloo in Process: A Mike Leigh collaboration project,Click Here

100% of our Graduates get paid on set experience.

When you join our family you benefit not only from Christine Blundells years of experience in theatre and films, but also from the vast network of media and entertainment contacts she has nurtured, many of whom will be teaching you. In addition, all our courses are run in small groups, allowing us to focus well on each individual student. All our graduates are given the opportunity to join Christine on set, thus allowing them to gain valuable experience after completing their course.

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To succeed in your career as a film and TV makeup artist you will need real drive and commitment, and at the Chistine Blundell Academy for Film & Television in London (CB*MA) we promise to reward that commitment by offering our industry-leading training courses and the support needed to realise your goals.

The Film & TV industry is an exacting and demanding one, but there are few industries that are ultimately as rewarding and fun as a life spent behind the scenes on a film and TV set helping to bring stories to life on the silver screen (or indeed the plasma screen!).

As long as there have been movie stars, there have have been make up artists making them look good. From the ability to make an actor appear natural while on camera, to the ability to transform an actor completely with special effects makeup, the Film & TV makeup artist has long been a treasured part of the entertainment industry as a whole. Part art, part science, the discipline of Film & TV makeup is a wondrous craft where gifted individuals use the infinitely malleable palette of the human face and body to bring dreams into reality.

Christine first got involved in hair and make up when styling bands in the late  70s and working in a salon in Kensington Market. She went on to open her own hairdressing salon, which she ran successfully for 4 years and then embarked on an intensive three-month make-up course. After completing the course, Christine worked on Phantom of the Opera doing prosthetics and went on to work for LWT, gaining invaluable experience on sketch shows and T.V. films.

Her first feature with Mike Leigh was Life is Sweet, which marked the beginning of a long and successful working relationship that has spanned more than 20 years and produced 10 features including Secrets and Lies, Topsy Turvy, Vera Drake, Happy-Go- Lucky, Another Year and Mr. Turner, for which she received a BAFTA nomination. Christine won both an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Topsy Turvy and in 2004 received BAFTA nominations for both Vera Drake and Finding Neverland. Christines other varied film credits include The Full Monty, Closer, The Constant Gardener, Casino Royale, Eastern Promises, Sherlock Holmes, Trance, About Time and The Fifth Estate.

More recently, Christine has worked on Matthew Vaughns Kingsman: The Secret Service, Brian Helgelands Legend, Michael Grandages Genius, Paddington 2 Guy Ritchies Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur and Wonder Woman.

In addition, Christine finished working on Mike Leighs new film Peterloo at the end of August last year, a period drama with a cast of over 100 actors, based on events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where British forces fired on a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peters Field in Manchester.  She then started working on Guy Ritchies new project Aladdin in September 2018, a live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name, which finished filming in January 2018. After a short break, Christine begun filming with Bill Condon on The Good Liar in July 2018, with a stellar cast headed by Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellen.  August 2018 was all about working on Aladdin pick-ups, where Christine was joined on set by a number of our recent CBMA graduates, who were completing their onset work experience.

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