This class is comprised of techniques for injury simulation, facial hair application, bald caps and old-age makeup. It covers everything needed to create realistic simulated effects and characters. Students will learn both two-dimensional (using only makeup) and three-dimensional (using gelatin and silicone) character techniques.



Character Makeup Tuition

Lab Fee




*CMS Materials (suggested)








4 Weeks140 Clock Hours

Mon – Fri



There are no prerequisites.

Click here for schedule of dates and cost breakdown.

Materials are required for class. Students are welcome to purchase pre-packaged makeup kits from Cinema Makeup School or may choose to put together a makeup kit on their own.

Click through the makeup kits below to see required materials.
Character Kit / Supplemental Character Kit+

+ required without purchase of beauty kit

Character Makeup Book
99% Alcohol 8oz (2)
Pros-Aide 6oz. (2)
Isopropyl Myristate 6oz. (2)
Bald Cap Latex 6 oz (2)
Bald Cap Sponges
Medicine Cups
Wool Crepe Hair (6)
Vinyl Bald Cap
KY Jelly
Large Cape
Ivory Hair Color
PPI Spirit Gum Adhesive
Bruises Color Wheel
Rigid Collodian 1 oz
Telesis 8s Adhesive
Telesis 8 Thinner
PPI Tooth Color
Chip Brushes (5)
CMS Canvas Bag
Rubber Grease Paint Palette (2)
Acetone 2 oz
3D Gelatin 2oz
Skin Saver Lotion
Castor Oil 1 oz
PPI Hi-Def Matting Spray
Black Sponge (2)
Old Age Stipple
Orange Sponge
Hair Scissors
Small Scissors
Large Tweezers
Liquid Blood 2 oz
Gel Blood
Synthetic Brush Set
Powder Puffs (4)
Makeup Sponges (2)
PPI Skin Illustrator Palettes (2)
3rd Degree Silicone 1 oz.

For students who choose to take Character Makeup without purchasing a Beauty Makeup kit, the following supplemental materials are required.

Flat Spatula
Eyebrow Pencils (4)
Translucent Powder
Cream Foundation (8)
Metal Cups
Metal Palette


The path you take is up to you – are you ready to take the first step? We’re happy to help you with the entire admissions process. To see more details, visit our Admissions Page.