213-368-1234
Hollywood’s professional makeup school

Tuition and Schedule

Office hours are M-F from 8:30a—5:30p

Day classes run weekdays from 9a—4p
Evening core classes run weekdays from 6:15p—10p
Evening concept classes run weekdays from 6:00p—10p

Newly added or changed dates shown in bold


The Complete Track

28 weeks

This track includes Cinema Makeup School’s complete class offerings in a single package of classes. It grants a Master Makeup Diploma. Each start date includes at least some academic breaks.

2017 Complete Track Dates

January 3- July 14*+
January 30- August 11*+
February 27- September 8*+
March 27- October 6*+
April 24- November 3*+
May 22- December 8*+
June 19- January 26, 2018*+
July 17- February 23, 2018*+
August 14- March 23, 2018*+
September 11- April 20, 2018*+
October 9-May 18, 2018*+
November 6- June 15, 2018*+

2017 Evening Complete Track

January 3- April 13, 2018*+
March 6 to April 13, 2018*+
June 5 to July 13, 2018*+
August 28 to October 5, 2018*+

The FX Track

25 weeks

This track includes Cinema Makeup School’s Master Makeup Program plus a selection of concept and advanced classes relevant to a career in special effects makeup and design in a single package of classes. It grants a Master Makeup Diploma. Each start date includes at least some academic breaks.

 

2017 FX Track Dates

January 3- July 14*+
January 30- August 11*+
February 27- September 8*+
March 27- October 6*+
April 24- November 3*+
May 22- December 8*+
June 19- January 26, 2018*+
July 17- February 23, 2018*+
August 14- March 23, 2018*+
September 11- April 20, 2018*+
October 9- May 18, 2018*+
November 6- June 15, 2018*+

2017 Evening FX Track

March 6 to April 13, 2018*+
June 5 to July 13, 2018*+
August 28 to October 5, 2018*+

The Fashion Track

10 weeks

This track includes Cinema Makeup School’s High Fashion Makeup Program plus a selection of concept and advanced classes relevant to a career in fashion or editorial makeup in a single package of classes. It grants a High Fashion Makeup Diploma. Each start date includes at least some academic breaks.

2017 Fashion Track Dates

January 30- August 11*+
April 24- November 3*+
June 19- January 26, 2018*+
August 14- November 3*+

 

Tuition: $23,175 | Lab Fee : $3,875
Tuition: $20,175 | Lab Fee : $3,625
Tuition: $8,450 | Lab Fee : $450

Master Makeup Program

630 total clock hours / 18 weeks

This course is designed from motion picture, television, fashion make-up artistry, character, prosthetics and special make-up effects including a half-head multi piece creature of your own design. Does not include Digital FX Makeup Design, ZBrush, Advanced Lab Techniques, Advanced Beauty Theory or Creature Maquette Sculpture. Does include: Beauty Makeup, Airbrush, Hairstyling, Character, Prosthetics, and Special Make-up Effects.

2017 Master Program Dates

January 3-May 19*+
January 30- July 14*+
February 27- August 11*+
March 27- September 8*+
April 24- October 6*+
May 22- November 3*+
June 19- December 8*+
July 17- January 26, 2018*+
August 7- December 15*+
September 11- March 23, 2018*+
October 9- April 20, 2018*+
November 6- May 18, 2018*+

2017 Evening Master Program

January 3- September 9*+
March 6- January 12, 2018*+
June 5- April 29, 2018 *+
September 11- August 17, 2018*+
October 9- April 20, 2018*+
November 6- May 18, 2018*+
 

Film & Television Makeup Program

490 total clock hours / 14 weeks

Techniques of film, television and fashion make-up artistry. Prosthetic make-up and creation of foam latex appliances. Includes: High Fashion, Character, and Prosthetics and portfolio photo session.

2017 Film & Television Dates

January 3- May 19*+
April 24- August 25*+
August 7- November 10*+

2017 Evening Film & Television 

March 6- January 12, 2018*+
June 5- February 23, 2018*+

Tuition: $12,600 | Lab Fee : $1,950
Tuition: $11,500 | Lab Fee : $1,150

Professional Makeup Program

350 total clock hours / 10 weeks

High Fashion make-up and Character (old age, bald cap, hair work, character & prosthetics applications). Includes: High Fashion, Character and portfolio photo session.

2017 Professional Program Dates

February 27- May 19*+
May 22- August 11*+
August 7- October 13

2017 Evening Professional

January 3- September 9*+
June 5- November 3 *

High Fashion / Photographic Program

210 total clock hours / 6 weeks

Female and male make-up for all media; corrective, black & white, wedding, runway, avant-garde, Opera, Ballet, Broadway, tattoo, Face & body painting, airbrush make-up and all fashion make-up for film, television, Theatre print & beauty industries, hairstyling and photo session with models and prints.

 2017 High Fashion Program Dates

January 3- February 10*
January 30- March 10*
February 27- April 7
March 27- May 6
April 10- May 19
May 22- June 30*
June 19- July 28*
July 17- August 25
August 7- September 15*
September 11- October 20
October 9-November 17
November 6-December 22*+

 2017 Evening High Fashion

January 3- September 29
June 5- August 25
October 2- January 12, 2018*+

 

Tuition: $8,000 | Lab Fee : $400
Tuition: $4,500 | Lab Fee : $150

Beauty Makeup

140 total clock hours / 4 weeks

Full corrective, natural, glamour, wedding, period, trendy, music video, fantasy & all beauty make-up For fashion print film & tv.

 2017 Beauty Dates

January 30- Feb. 24*
April 10- May 5
May 22- June 16*
August 7- September 1
September 11- October 6*

2017 Evening Beauty

January 3- February 24*
June 5- July 8
October 2- December 1*+

Character Make-up

140 clock hours/ 4 weeks

Create realistic makeup facial hair, injury simulation, bald caps, aging, and .realistic makeup effects, not utilizing lab techniques.

2017 Character Dates

January 3- January 27*
February 27 March 24
March 27- April 21
April 24- May 19
May 22- June 16*
June 19- July 14*
July 17- August 11
August 14- September 8
September 11- October 6
October 9- November 3
November 6-December 8+

2017 Evening Character

March 6- April 28*
September 11- November 3*

Tuition: $3,000 | Lab Fee : $50
Tuition: $4,000 | Lab Fee : $250

Special Effects Makeup II

140 total clock hours / 4 weeks

Advanced multi-piece prosthetic creation, utilizing state of the art materials and techniques, acquiring skills such as Blood tubing and blood spray, advanced teeth, advanced mold design and completing a full-head character or creature of your own design. Prosthetics makeup is a recommended pre-requisite for Special Effects.

 

2017 Special Effects Dates

February 27- March 24
May 22- June 19*
June 19- July 14*

2017 Evening Special Effects

July 17-September 10

Prosthetic Makeup I

140 total clock hours / 4 weeks
This class is designed to teach from start to finish the entire prosthetic process design, sculpt, mold, cast, apply and paint professional quality make-up in foamed latex, gelatin and silicone gel filled appliances, as well as advanced creature sculpting training.

 

2017 Prosthetic Dates

January 30-February 24*
April 24- May 19
May 22- June 16*
June 19- July 14*
July 17- August 11
August 14- September 8
September 11- October 6
October 9-November 3
November 6- December 8+

2017 Evening Prosthetics

May 15- July 9

Tuition: $4,000 | Lab Fee : $800
Tuition: $4,000 | Lab Fee : $750

Creature Maquette Sculpture

40 total clock hours/1 week

Advanced creature sculpture design class where students learn to sculpt for toy, film and entertainment industry creature design

2017 Start Dates:
February 20-24
March 20-24
April 17-21
May 15-19
June 12-16
July 3-7*
August 7-11
September 5-8
October 2-6
Oct. 30- Nov.3
Nov. 27- Dec. 1

Digital FX Makeup

40 total clock hours / 1 week day class, 2 weeks evening

Learn how to utilize Photoshop skills to create detailed creature makeup designs and prepare your pictures for your portfolio.

Hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

2017 Start Dates:
February 13-17
March 13-17
April 10-14
May 8-12
June 5-9
July 10-14
July 31- Aug. 4
Aug. 28- Sept. 1
October 23- Nov. 3
Nov. 27- Dec. 7

Tuition: $875 | Lab Fee : $125
Tuition: $950 | Lab Fee : $50

ZBrush

40 total clock hours / 1 week day class, 2 weeks

3-D digital modeling class where students learn to use ZBrush design software to design and create digital models for toy, film and entertainment industry.1

2017 Start Dates:
March 27-31
April 24-28
June 12-16
June 19-23
July 17-21
August 14-18
September 11-15
October 9-13
November 6-10

Advanced Beauty Theory

120 total clock hours / 3 weeks

A fashion intensive beauty portfolio class for experienced beauty makeup artists to craft boundary-pushing finished work during guided editorial shoots..

Hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

2017 Start Dates:
April 3-21
May 1-19
May 30- June 16
June 26- July 14*
July 24- Aug. 11
Aug. 21- Sept. 8
Sept. 18- Oct. 6
Oct. 16- Nov. 3
Nov. 13- Dec. 8

Tuition: $950 | Lab Fee : $50
Tuition: $3,000 | Lab Fee : $250

Advanced Lab Techniques

160 total clock hours / 4 weeks [off-site]

A set of advanced modules covering techniques used in modern makeup effects labs. Due to safety and equipment requirements this course is held off campus at a working makeup effects lab and requires past lab experience (either completion of CMS’s on-site lab classes or a portfolio demonstrating sufficient professional experience).

2017 Start Dates:
Jan. 3-27*
Jan. 30- Feb. 24*
Feb. 27-March 24
July 17- Aug. 11
Sept. 11- Oct. 6
Oct. 9- Nov. 3
Nov. 6- Dec. 8*+

 

 

Tuition: $4,800 | Lab Fee : $1,500


Make-up Kits & Materials

Students are required to purchase materials prior to the first day of class. The actual cost for material will depend on what materials a student already owns prior to registration. However, listed is the approximate amount a student should expect to pay for the following materials. Due to health and sanitary reasons the cosmetics and tools cannot be returned after received by the student.

Complete Track – $2,455

Beauty KitCharacter Kit, Prosthetics Kit, and Advanced Beauty kit

Master Makeup and FX Track – $2,395


Film & Television Makeup – $2,395


Professional Makeup – $2,235


High Fashion / Photographic Makeup – $1,585


Beauty Makeup – $1,300

Airbrush and Hairstyling – $285

Character Makeup – $650-775

(w/ beauty kit) Character Kit • (w/o beauty kit) Character Kit and Supplemental Character Kit

Prosthetic Makeup – $160-550

(w/ character kit) Prosthetic Kit • (w/o character kit) Prosthetic Kit and Supplemental Prosthetic Kit

Special Makeup Effects – $160-550

(w/ character kit) Prosthetic Kit • (w/o character kit) Prosthetic Kit and Supplemental Prosthetic Kit
Lab Fees
Lab fees are mandatory and include equipment rental and replacement, materials and supplies.STRF Assessment

Master Makeup $0 Film & Television Makeup $0
Professional Makeup $0 High Fashion Makeup $0
Beauty Makeup $0 Character Makeup $0
Prosthetics Makeup $0 Special Makeup Effects $0
Salon Makeup $0 Photographic Hairstyling $0
Digital FX Makeup $0 Creature Maquette Sculpture $0

You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

  1. You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
  2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.”

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:

  1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program or
  2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other cost.
  4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or the Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
  5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

Class Schedule: Our classes can be taken in any order.
Course dates are effective January1 to December 31, 2012 and is subject to change without notice.

† There will be a break between classes. Call (213) 368-1234 for details.

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