CMS Makeup Artist Apprenticeship


This is an unprecedented opportunity for Cinema Makeup School Grads only!


Students and Graduates of CMS are strongly encouraged to enter their work into the CMS Apprenticeship Competition. Students who participate in the Apprenticeship Competition conceptualize a creative and unique creature makeup design that can be brought to life in full effect. The student with the most innovative and distinct design is selected to work with CMS and an industry professional who will help the student bring their work to life. Once the design is completed, the student’s work will be displayed at major conventions, such as San Diego Comic-Con International. Current apprentices such as Wen Zheng (pictured below) will work under the guidance of three-time Oscar-winner, Ve Neill!

Ve Neill apprentice Wen ZhengTo Enter:
  • Create a creature design on paper, in clay, or on the computer.
  • Make a detailed budget and breakdown.
  • Fill out the form below and submit your design by the deadline.


All graduates who have taken a minimum of 4 weeks (160 clock hours) of instruction are eligible to apply. One winning design will work directly with a mentor and Cinema Makeup School to create this show-stopping makeup demonstration.


Fill out the form below to enter:
Current applications are closed