Cinema Makeup School is dedicated to educating the next generation of makeup artists for the film, television, fashion, and entertainment industries. We aim to provide students with all of the skills needed to succeed as makeup artists and to give them a solid foundation for any job they seek.


In addition to makeup techniques, CMS students are taught professionalism, ethics, business, and history. Graduates of our school have a world of opportunity before them, and we strive to help our students reach their maximum potential.

Future CMS Vision & Outlook

In its third decade of instruction, CMS has never been a more vital institution. Exciting new offerings such as the Fellowship Honors Program, the Protégé Lab Internship Program, and improvement projects like the Jack Pierce Memorial Gallery for Makeup and Character Arts have radically enhanced and expanded the school’s reach.


Current students and recent grads have placed highly in a number of recent competitions, and some had their work featured in notable trade publications, like Make-up Artist magazine, before even graduating. Many others have gone on to high-profile jobs working with major effects shops or assisting well-known artists such as Steve Wang, Kazuhiro Tsuji, and Joel Harlow. Meanwhile, enrollment continues to grow.


Still, the plan remains the same: pair eager students with top established talent, teach them the latest methods in a concentrated creative environment, and great work will follow.