Cinema Makeup School was founded in 1993 by a professional makeup artist seeking to create a more comprehensive makeup artist school that offered up-to-date education to aspiring makeup and special effects technicians.

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Whether it’s Special FX, Beauty, or Digital, CMS is the preeminent makeup school to teach you how to succeed.

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How We're Unique

92% Graduation Rate

14 : 1 Student to Faculty Ratio

10,000+ Alumni Worldwide

Instructors & Lecturers

Alumni Credits

CMS Alumni and some of the Film & TV credits to their names

Captain Marvel

GRADUATE’S WHO WORKED IN THIS MOVIE: GRADUATE: Samantha Ward (Special Makeup Effects Artist: Legacy Effects)…

Avengers: Infinity War

GRADUATES WHO WORKED ON THIS MOVIE: GRADUATE: Chloe Sense (Makeup Effects Lab Technician) GRADUATE: Rob…

X-Men

GRADUATES WHO WORKED ON THIS MOVIE: GRADUATE: Jennifer Quinteros (Mystique: Makeup Assistant) GRADUATE: Miyo Nakamuro…

Stranger Things

GRADUATE: Wayne Anderson (Key Creature Sculptor: Spectral Motion) GRADUATE: Curtis Foreman (Hair Second / Key…

Our Partnerships

CMS and all their trusted partners

Studio ADI

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KNB EFX

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Spectral Motion

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Millennium FX

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Meet Our Alumni

CMS and All Our Distinguished Alumni

Zena Shteysel

Zena began her makeup career soon after finishing school at Cinema Makeup School in 2002. …

Gage (“Munster”) Hubbard

Gage (“Munster”) Hubbard became terrified of Freddy Kruger after watching A Nightmare on Elm Street at just…

Wayne Anderson

Wayne was literally the captain of the football team in his hometown of Fort Myers,…

Miranda Jory

The youngest member of the cast for the second season of Face Off, Miranda’s passion…

The world has undergone considerable shifts over the past two years. Just as Cinema has always done, we will continue to adapt to these changes and provide the best possible education experience for our artists while creating opportunities for continual growth and learning.