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

July 17- February 23, 2018*+
September 11- April 20, 2018*+
October 9-May 18, 2018*+
November 6- June 15, 2018*+

2018 Complete Track Dates

January 2- July 13*+
January 22- August 10*+
February 20- September 7*+
March 19- October 5*+
April 16- November 2*+
May 14- December 7*+
June 11- February 1, 2019*+
July 9- March 1, 2019*+
August 6 – March 29, 2019*+
September 4- April 26, 2019*+
October 1- May 27, 2019*+
October 29- June 29, 2019*+

2018 Evening Complete Track Dates

January 15- June 28, 2019*+
April 23- August 23, 2019*+
July 30- September 6, 2019*+

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

August 14- March 23, 2018*+
September 11- April 20, 2018*+
October 9- May 18, 2018*+
November 6- June 15, 2018*+

2018 FX Track Dates

January 2- July 13*+
January 22- August 10*+
February 20- September 7*+
March 19- October 5*+
April 16- November 2*+
May 14- December 7*+
June 11- February 1, 2019*+
July 9- March 1, 2019*+
August 6 – March 29, 2019*+
September 4- April 26, 2019*+
October 1- May 27, 2019*+
October 29- June 29, 2019*+

2018 Evening FX Track Dates

January 15- June 28, 2019*+
April 23- August 23, 2019*+
July 30- September 6, 2019*+

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.

 

Tuition: $23,175 | Lab Fee : $3,925
Tuition: $20,175 | Lab Fee : $3,675
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

August 7- December 15*+
September 11- March 23, 2018*+
October 9- April 20, 2018*+
November 6- May 18, 2018*+

2018 Master Program Dates
January 2- May 18 *+
January 29- June 15*+
February 26 – July 13*+
March 26- August 10*+
April 23- September 7*+
May 21- October 5*+
June 18- November 2*+
July 16- December 7*+
August 13 – February 2, 2019 *+
September 10- March 1, 2019*+
October 8- March 29, 2019*+
November 5- April 26, 2019*+

2018 Evening Master Program

January 2-February 10, 2019*+
February 26- February 10, 2019*+
May 7- February 10, 2019*+
July 30- May 24, 2019

 

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
August 7- November 10*+

2018 Film & Television Dates
January 2- April 20*+
April 23-August 10*+
August 13-December 7*+

2018 Evening Film & Television 

February 26- November 16*+
May 7- November 16*

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
August 7- October 13

2018 Professional Program Dates
February 26- May 18*+
May 21- August 10*+
July 16-October 5*+

2018 Evening Professional

February 26- July 27*
May 7- September 21*

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

September 11- October 20
October 9-November 17
November 6-December 22*+

 2018 High Fashion Program Dates
January 2- February 9*
January 29- March 10
February 26- April 6
March 26- May 4
April 23- June 1*
May 21- June 29
June 18- July 27*
July 16- August 24
August 13- September 21*
September 10- October 19
October 8- November 16
November 5- January 18, 2019*+

 2018 Evening High Fashion

January 2- July 27*+
May 7- July 27*

 

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
February 26- March 23
April 23-May 18
June 18-July 13*
September 10- October 5

 2018 Beauty Dates
February 26-March 23
April 23-May 18
June 18-July 13*

2018 Evening Beauty

January 2- February 23*
May 7- June 29*

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

January 2- January 26*
January 29- February 23 *
February 26- March 23
March 26- April 20
April 23- May 18
May 21- June 15*
June 18 -July 13*
July 16- August 10
August 13- September 7*
September 10- October 5
October 8- November 2
November 5-December 7*+

2018 Evening Character
February 26- April 20*
July 30- September 21*

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.

 

2018 Special Effects Dates

January 2- January 26*
January 29- February 23 *
February 26- March 23
March 26- April 20
April 23- May 18
May 21- June 15*
June 18 -July 13*
July 16- August 10
August 13- September 7*
September 10- October 5
October 8- November 2
November 5-December 7*+

2018 Evening Special Effects

March 5- April 29
November 26- February 10. 2019*+

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.

 

2018 Prosthetic Dates

January 2- January 26*
January 29- February 23 *
February 26- March 23
March 26- April 20
April 23- May 18
May 21- June 15*
June 18 -July 13*
July 16- August 10
August 13- September 7*
September 10- October 5
October 8- November 2
November 5-December 7*+

2018 Evening Prosthetics

January 2- February 23*
September 24- November 16*

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

2018 Start Dates:
January 22-26
February 20-23*
March 19-23
April 16-20
May 14-18
June 11-15
July 2-6*
August 6-10
September 4-7*
October 1-5
October 29-Nov. 2
December 3-7

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

2018 Start Dates:
January 15-19
January 22-26
February 12-16
February 20-23*
March 19-23
April 16-20
May 14-18
June 11-15
July 9-13
August 6-10
September 4-7*
October 1-5
October 29- November 2

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

2018 Start Dates:
January 29- Feb. 2
February 26- March 2
April 21-25
June 18-22
July 16-20
August 13-17
September 10-14
October 8-12
November 5-9

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

2018 Start Dates:
January 8-26
February 5-23*
March 5-23
April 30- May 18
May 29- June 15*
June 25- July 13*
July 23- Aug. 10
Aug. 20- Sept. 7*
Sept. 17- Oct. 5
Oct. 15- Nov. 2
Nov. 12- Dec. 7*+

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).

2018 Start Dates:
January 2- January 26*
January 29- February 23*
February 26- March 23
March 26- April 20
April 23- May 18
May 21- June 15*
June 18- July 13*
July 16- August 10
August 13- September 7*
September 10- October 5
October 8- November 2
November – December 7*+

 

 

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.

Master Makeup $1,950 Film & Television Makeup $1,150
Professional Makeup $400 High Fashion Makeup $150
Beauty Makeup $50 Character Makeup $250
Prosthetics Makeup $750 Special Makeup Effects $800
Airbrush Makeup $50 Photographic Hairstyling $50
Digital FX Makeup $50 Creature Maquette Sculpture $125

 

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.
  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: Course dates are effective January 1 to December 31, 2017 and is subject to change without notice.

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

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