Tuition and Schedule

Office hours are M-F from 8:30a—5:30p

Day core classes run weekdays from 9a—4p
Day concept classes run weekdays from 9a—5p
Evening core classes run weekdays from 6:15p—10p
Evening concept classes run weekdays from 6:00p—10p
Holiday weeks will extend class hours.

Newly added or changed dates shown in bold
This information is subject to change without notice.


Comprehensive Tracks 

Programs combined with individual classes to create a comprehensive education. Package pricing included!

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.

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.

 

2018 Complete Track Dates

October 29- June 29, 2019*+

2018 Evening Complete Track Dates

July 30- September 6, 2019*+

2019 Complete Track Dates

January 7- August 2, 2019*
January 28- August 23, 2019*
February 25- September 20, 2019*
March 25- October 18, 2019*
April 22- November 15, 2019*
June 17- January 31, 2019*+
August 12- March 27, 2020*+
September 9- April 24, 2020*+
October 7- May 22, 2020*+
November 4- June 26, 2020*+

 

2018 FX Track Dates

October 29- June 29, 2019*+

2018 Evening FX Track Dates

July 30- September 6, 2019*+

2019 FX Track Dates

January 7- August 2, 2019*+
January 28- August 23, 2019*+
February 25- September 20, 2019*+
March 25- October 18, 2019*+
April 22- November 15, 2019*+
June 17- January 31, 2019*+
August 12- March 27, 2020*+
September 9- April 24, 2020*+
October 7- May 22, 2020*+
November 4- June 26, 2020*+

Tuition: $23,175 | Lab Fee : $4,075
(Complete track saves a total of $5,100 off of tuition fee. Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)
Tuition: $20,175 | Lab Fee : $3,825
(FX track saves a total of $4,100 off of tuition fees. Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)

 

Diploma Programs

Diploma programs combine individual classes to create a focused program. Successful graduates will receive a Cinema Makeup School diploma.

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.

2018 Master Program Dates

November 5- April 26, 2019*+

2019 Master Program Dates

January 7- May 24, 2019+
February 4- June 21, 2019*+
March 4- July 19, 2019*+
April 1- August 16, 2019*+
April 29- September 13, 2019*+
June 24- November 8, 2019*+
August 19- January 31, 2020*+
September 16- February 28, 2020*+
October 14- March 27, 2020*+
November 11, April 24, 2020*+

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.

 

2019 Film & Television Dates

February 4- June 21, 2019*+
April 1- August 16, 2019*+
June 24- November 8, 2019*+
October 14- March 27, 2020*+

Tuition: $12,600 | Lab Fee : $2,100
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)
Tuition: $11,500 | Lab Fee : $1,300
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)

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.

 

2019 Professional Program Date

January 7- May 24, 2019+
April 29- September 13, 2019*+
June 24- November 8, 2019*+
November 11, April 24, 2020*+

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.

2018 High Fashion Program Dates

November 5- January 18, 2019*+

2019 High Fashion Program Dates

January 7- February 15, 2019
February 4- March 15, 2019
March 4- April 12, 2019
April 1- May 10, 2019
April 29- June 7, 2019*
June 24- August 2, 2019*
August 19- September 27, 2019*
September 16- October 25, 2019
October 14- November 22, 2019
November 11- January 17, 2020*+

Tuition: $8,000 | Lab Fee : $400
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)
Tuition: $4,500 | Lab Fee : $150
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)

 

Core Classes

Individual classes are offered as a single unit. Successful graduates will receive a Cinema Makeup School certificate.

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.

2019 Beauty Dates

January 7- February 1, 2019
February 4- March 1, 2019
March 4- 29, 2019
April 1- 26, 2019
April 29- May 24, 2019
June 24- July 19, 2019*
July 22 – August 16 2019
August 19- September 13, 2019*
September 16- October 11, 2019
October 14- November 8, 2019
November 11- December 13, 2019*+

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.

2018 Character Dates

November 5-December 7*+

2018 Evening Character

Oct. 22-Dec. 18, 2018+*

2019 Evening Character

January 7th – March 1st, 2019+*

2019 Character Dates

January 7th – Feb 1st, 2019
Feb 4th – March 1st, 2019
March 4-29, 2019
April 1-26, 2019
April 29- May 24, 2019
May 28- June 21, 2019*
June 24- July 19, 2019*
August 19- September 13, 2019*
September 16- Oct 11th, 2019
October 14- November 8, 2019
November 11- December 13, 2019*+

Tuition: $3,000 | Lab Fee : $50
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)
Tuition: $4,000 | Lab Fee : $250
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)

Airbrush Makeup

35 total clock hours / 1 week

Fundamentals of airbrush makeup application and technique including beauty, high fashion, and elaborate fantasy looks.

2019 Dates

January 7th – Jan 11th, 2019
Feb 4th-8th, 2019
March 4th- 8th, 2019
April 1st-5th, 2019
April 29-May 3rd, 2019
May 28th-31, 2019
July 22nd-26th, 2019
Sept 16th – 20th, 2019
Oct 14th – 18th, 2019
Nov 11th-15th, 2019
Dec 9 -13, 2019

Photographic Hairstyling

35 total clock hours / 1 week

Basics of hairstyling including basic blow-out, curl techniques, up-dos, avant garde looks, and more.

2019 Dates

January 14th-18th, 2019
Feb 11th-15th, 2019
April 8th-12th, 2019
May 6th – 10th, 2019
June 3rd – 7th, 2019
July 29th- Aug 2nd, 2019
Sept 23-27, 2019
Oct 21st – 25th, 2019
Nov 18th -22nd, 2019
Dec 16th – 20th, 2019

Tuition: $850 | Lab Fee: $50
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)
Tuition: $850 | Lab Fee: $50
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)

Prosthetic Makeup

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 sculpting training.

Special Effects Makeup

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.

2018 Prosthetic Dates

November 5-December 7*+

2018 Special Effects Dates

November 5-December 7*+

2019 Prosthetic Dates

Jan 7th – Feb 1st, 2019
Feb 4th – March 1st, 2019
March 4th – 29th, 2019
April 1st – 26th, 2019
April 29-May 24, 2019
May 28- June 21, 2019*
June 24- July 19, 2019*
July 22- August 16, 2019
September 16- October 11, 2019
October 14th- November 8th, 2019
November 11- Dec. 13, 2019

2019 Special Effects Dates

Jan 7th – Feb 1st, 2019
Feb 4th – March 1st, 2019
March 4th – 29th, 2019
April 1st – 26th, 2019
April 29-May 24, 2019
May 28- June 21, 2019*
June 24- July 19, 2019*
July 22- August 16, 2019
October 14th- November 8th, 2019
November 11- Dec. 13, 2019

Tuition: $4,000 | Lab Fee : $900
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change to change without notice.)
Tuition: $4,000 | Lab Fee : $800
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)

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

Digital FX Makeup

40 total clock hours/ 1 Week

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

 

2018 Start Dates:

October 29-Nov. 2
December 3-7

2019 Start Dates:

Feb 25th – March 1st, 2019
April 22nd – 26th, 2019
May 20th -24th, 2019
June 17th – 21st, 2019
Aug 12th – 16th, 2019
Nov 4th – 8th, 2019

2018 Start Dates:

October 29- November 2

2019 Start Dates:

Jan 28th – Feb 1st, 2019
Feb 25th – March 1st, 2019
March 25th – 29th, 2019
April 22nd – 26th, 2019
May 20th – 24th, 2019
June 17th – 21st, 2019
July 1st – 5th, 2019
July 15th – 19th, 2019
Aug 12th – 16th, 2019
Sept 9th – 13th, 2019
Nov 4th – 8th, 2019

Tuition: $875 | Lab Fee : $125
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)
Tuition: $950 | Lab Fee : $50
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)

ZBrush

40 total clock hours/ 1 Week

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

2018 Start Dates:

November 5-9

2019 Start Dates:

Jan 7-11, 2019
Feb 4th – 8th, 2019
March 4th – 8th, 2019
April 1st- 5th, 2019
April 29th – May 3rd, 2019
June 3rd – 7th, 2019
July 22nd – 26th, 2019
August 19th – 23rd, 2019
Sept 16th -20th, 2019
Oct 14th – 18th, 2019
Nov 11th – 15th, 2019
Dec 16 – 20th, 2019

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
Photo shoots will be held during the weekend.

2018 Start Dates:

Nov. 12- Dec. 9*+

2019 Start Dates:

Jan 7th – 25th, 2019
Feb 11th – March 1st, 2019
March 11th – 29th, 2019
April 8th – 26th, 2019
May 6th – 24th, 2019
June 10th – 28th, 2019
July 1st – 19th, 2019
July 29th – Aug 16th, 2019
Aug 26th – Sept 13th, 2019
Sept 23rd – Oct 11th, 2019
Oct 21st – Nov 8th, 2019
Nov 18th – Dec 13th, 2019

Tuition: $950 | Lab Fee : $50
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)
Tuition: $3,000 | Lab Fee : $250
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)

 

Continuing Education

These classes are offered as Continuing Education. Successful completion will not result in a diploma or certificate, but a letter of completion.

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).

*Transportation will be required to the off-site location. Locations vary from 11-30 miles from CMS.

2018 Start Dates:

Nov. 5- Dec. 7

2019 Start Dates:

Feb 4th – March 1st, 2019
March 4th – 29th, 2019
April 1st – 26th, 2019
April 29th – May 24th, 2019
May 28th – June 21st, 2019
July 1st – 26th, 2019
July 29th – Aug 23rd, 2019
Aug 26th – Sept 20th, 2019
Sept 23rd – Oct 18th, 2019
Oct 21st – Nov 15th, 2019

Sketch/Paint Class

40 total clock hours / 1 week

An introduction to sketching, color theory, and painting techniques in a variety of mediums necessary for the makeup industry.

2018 Start Dates:

Oct 28th – Nov 1st, 2019
Dec 2 – 6th, 2019

Tuition: $4,800 | Lab Fee : $1,500
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)
Tuition: $1,000 | Lab Fee : $0
(Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)

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 – $2,680

Beauty KitCharacter Kit, Prosthetics Kit, and Advanced Beauty kit

FX Track – $2,620

Master Makeup – $2,620


Film & Television Makeup – $2,620


Professional Makeup – $2,460


High Fashion / Photographic Makeup – $1,770


Beauty Makeup – $1,475

Airbrush – $230

Hairstyling – $65

Character Makeup – $690-840

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

Prosthetic Makeup – $160-590

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

Special Makeup Effects – $160-590

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

Class Schedule: Course dates are effective January 1 to December 31, 2018. All information listed above is subject to change without notice.

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

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STRF Assessment

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