Program Options

COMPREHENSIVE TRACKS

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

CORE CLASSES

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

MAKEUP KITS & MATERIALS

OFFICE HOURS

M-F 8:30am – 5:30pm

CORE CLASSES

Weekdays 9:00am – 4:00pm

CONCEPT CLASSES

Weekdays 9:00am – 5:00PM

Comprehensive Tracks

Programs combined with individual classes to create a comprehensive education. Package pricing included!

COMPLETE TRACK

This track includes Cinema Makeup School’s Master Makeup Program, High Fashion Makeup Program, and Creature Concept Design Program plus a selection of advanced classes relevant to a career in beauty and special effects makeup and design in a single package of classes. It grants a Complete Track Diploma. Each start date includes at least some academic breaks.

1030 Total Clock Hours / 28 Weeks

Tuition$23,675
Lab Fee$4,575
Materials (Suggested)$2,700

Total$30,950

Complete track saves a total of $5,100 off of tuition fee. Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.

* Advanced Beauty Theory, Advanced Lab Techniques, and Sketch & Paint Techniques are only offered as day classes. Students attempting an evening track program will need to join a day section for those classes. Advanced Lab classes may be held off-site. Students will be responsible to provide their own transportation.

* * Total durations are estimates of class days and do not reflect academic breaks or additional days for honors programs. Evening and Daytime programs are the same total number of instructional hours.

☨-“Total” includes tuition, lab fees, and materials which break down as follows: $23,675 tuition, $4,075 lab fee, + $2,700 materials fee. Students may also be subject to a $100 registration fee (all non-VA applicants), a $100 I-20 processing fee (all international applicants for an M1 student visa), and potential additional costs for common expendable items like tissues as needed in class, as well as certain optional equipment purchases made through the CMS store.

START DATES

January 7, 2019 – August 2, 2020

January 28, 2019 – August 23, 2020

February 25 – September 20, 2020

 

* Denotes irregular scheduling due to holidays and breaks – classes may run from 9am to 5:30pm.

+ Indicates a minimum one-week break within the scheduled class or program.

Class times and start dates are subject to change without notice.

FX TRACK

This track includes Cinema Makeup School’s Master Makeup Program, High Fashion Makeup Program, and Creature Concept Design Program plus a selection of advanced classes relevant to a career in special effects makeup and design in a single package of classes (Advanced Beauty Theory excluded). It grants a FX Track Diploma. Each start date includes at least some academic breaks.

910 Total Clock Hours / 25 Weeks

Tuition$20,675
Lab Fee$4,325
Materials (Suggested)$2,640

Total$27,640

START DATES

January 7, 2019 – August 2, 2020

January 28, 2019 – August 23, 2020

 

* Denotes irregular scheduling due to holidays and breaks – classes may run from 9am to 5:30pm.

+ Indicates a minimum one-week break within the scheduled class or program.

Class times and start dates are subject to change without notice.

Diploma Programs

Diploma programs combine individual classes to create a focused program. Successful graduates will receive a Cinema Makeup School diploma.

MASTER MAKEUP PROGRAM

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. (Material Cost Not Included. All prices are subject to change without notice.)It grants a Master Makeup Diploma. Each start date includes at least some academic breaks.

630 Total Clock Hours / 18 Weeks

Tuition$12,600
Lab Fee$2,100
Materials (Suggested)$2,640

Total$17,340

START DATES

January 7, 2019 – August 2, 2020

January 28, 2019 – August 23, 2020

 

* Denotes irregular scheduling due to holidays and breaks – classes may run from 9am to 5:30pm.

+ Indicates a minimum one-week break within the scheduled class or program.

Class times and start dates are subject to change without notice.

HIGH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHIC PROGRAM

This program teaches students the essential skills needed to work in the fashion and beauty industries as well as techniques needed for film, television and theater. Students are taught to create glamour, period and character looks without the use of sculptures, molds or other prosthetics. This class is ideal for those looking to exercise creativity by creating elaborate styles using only makeup and their imaginations.

210 Total Clock Hours / 6 Weeks

Tuition$4,500
Lab Fee$150
Materials (Suggested)$1,770

Total$6,420

START DATES

January 7, 2019 – August 2, 2020

January 28, 2019 – August 23, 2020

 

* Denotes irregular scheduling due to holidays and breaks – classes may run from 9am to 5:30pm.

+ Indicates a minimum one-week break within the scheduled class or program.

Class times and start dates are subject to change without notice.

Creature Concept Design Program is designed with these three classes. You will learn how to create a creature from scratch both digitally and with clay.

CREATURE CONCEPT DESIGN PROGRAM

Digital FX Makeup

This class teaches students how to utilize digital media to create makeup and character designs. In this unique class, students utilize computers, design software and digital pen tablets to develop their character and creature design skills. This class teaches essential skills for any student looking to work in the film and television industry, especially in the field of character development and creation.

Creature Maquette

This class teaches students how to create and sculpt clay maquette to be used in character design for the toy, videogame, film and television industries. During this advanced course, each student creates and sculpts their own character, learning directly from Hollywood’s creature creation masters.

Zbrush Digital Design

In this 40-hour class, students learn to use state-of-the-art 3D modeling software to create realistic digital models that can be used as concept art or in finished projects. These advanced skills are useful in many design-related fields, from motion pictures, to videogames, to toy and product design.

120 Total Clock Hours / 3 Weeks

Tuition$2,755
Lab Fee$225
Materials (Suggested)$85

Total$3,085

START DATES

January 7, 2019 – August 2, 2020

January 28, 2019 – August 23, 2020

 

* Denotes irregular scheduling due to holidays and breaks – classes may run from 9am to 5:30pm.

+ Indicates a minimum one-week break within the scheduled class or program.

Class times and start dates are subject to change without notice.

Core Classes

CMS offers individual assessment and counseling to ensure that students select courses that are appropriate for their personal skills and interests.

CHARACTER MAKEUP

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.

140 Total Clock Hours / 4 Weeks

Tuition$4,000
Lab Fee$250
Materials (Suggested)$840

Total$5,090

START DATES

March 1, 2021 – March 26, 2021

March 29, 2021 – April 23, 2021

April 26, 2021 – May 21, 2021

May 24, 2021 – June 18, 2021*

June 21, 2021 – July 16, 2021*

July 19, 2021 – August 13, 2021

August 16, 2021 – September 10, 2021*

September 13, 2021 – October 8, 2021

October 11, 2021 – November 5, 2021

November 8, 2021 – December 10, 2021*+

PROSTHETIC MAKEUP

This 4-week class is designed to teach students the process of realistic prosthetic makeup application from start to finish, which is considered an essential skill for makeup artists in the field of film and television. Students will have the opportunity to learn in a working lab using the techniques and materials popular in film and television.

140 Total Clock Hours / 4 Weeks

Tuition$4,000
Lab Fee$900
Materials (Suggested)$610

Total$5,510

START DATES

March 29, 2021 – April 23, 2021

April 26, 2021 – May 21, 2021

May 24, 2021 – June 18, 2021*

June 21, 2021 – July 16, 2021*

July 19, 2021 – August 13, 2021

August 16, 2021 – September 10, 2021*

September 13, 2021 – October 8, 2021

October 11, 2021 – November 5, 2021

November 8, 2021 – December 10, 2021*+

 

 

* Denotes irregular scheduling due to holidays and breaks – classes may run from 9am to 5:30pm.

+ Indicates a minimum one-week break within the scheduled class or program.

Class times and start dates are subject to change without notice.

SPECIAL MAKEUP EFFECTS

This 4-week class teaches the creation and application of multi-piece prosthetics, blood tubing, lifecasting, teeth and airbrush techniques. All students will have the opportunity to design and build a full face and neck appliance complete with a set of teeth. Students will create multi-piece molds and learn about advanced special effects lab technique, materials and processes. The Special Makeup Effects class is a must for those who want to have a career in creature effects for Film & Television.

140 Total Clock Hours / 4 Weeks

Tuition$4,000
Lab Fee$800
Materials (Suggested)$610

Total$5,410

START DATES

April 26, 2021 – May 21, 2021

May 24, 2021 – June 18, 2021*

June 21, 2021 – July 16, 2021*

July 19, 2021 – August 13, 2021

August 16, 2021 – September 10, 2021*

September 13, 2021 – October 8, 2021

October 11, 2021 – November 5, 2021

November 8, 2021 – December 10, 2021*+

 

 

* Denotes irregular scheduling due to holidays and breaks – classes may run from 9am to 5:30pm.

+ Indicates a minimum one-week break within the scheduled class or program.

Class times and start dates are subject to change without notice.

ADVANCED BEAUTY THEORY

This special three-week class is designed for experienced beauty artists who want to elevate their crafts. Makeups are assessed in intense detail. Students are given extra freedom to push the boundaries of beauty makeup and create their own editorial concepts.

This is an advanced concept class and has a prerequisite of the student either having taken the High Fashion Program or past professional experience with a portfolio review.

120 Total Clock Hours / 3 Weeks

Tuition$3,000
Lab Fee$250
Materials (Suggested)$60

Total$3,310

START DATES

June 7, 2021 – June 26, 2021

June 28, 2021 – July 17, 2021*

July 26, 2021 – August 14, 2021

August 23, 2021 – September 11, 2021

September 20, 2021 – October 9, 2021

October 11, 2028 – November 6, 2021

November 8, 2021 – December 4, 2021+

 

 

* Denotes irregular scheduling due to holidays and breaks – classes may run from 9am to 5:30pm.

+ Indicates a minimum one-week break within the scheduled class or program.

Class times and start dates are subject to change without notice.

ADVANCED LAB TECHNIQUES

This set of four weeklong advanced lab modules offering practical, hands on instruction in techniques related specifically to work in a modern special effects lab such as full-head silicone lifecasting, clay pouring, epoxy moldmaking and more. All of these techniques are explored under the supervision and guidance of seasoned lab professionals on site at a rotating selection of Hollywood’s top makeup effects labs. Students who take all four modules will produce a finished, photorealistic silicone severed head at the end of the four weeks.

Advanced Lab Techniques is an offsite class where students need to provide their own transportation. The prerequisite for this class is the student either having taken the Special Makeup Effects or past professional experience with a portfolio review.

120 Total Clock Hours / 3 Weeks

Tuition$5,300
Lab Fee$2,000
Materials (Suggested)n/a

Total$7,300

START DATES

July 6, 2021 – July 30, 2021

July 26, 2021 – August 20, 2021

August 23, 2021 – September 17, 2021*

October 18, 2021 – November 12, 2021

November 15, 2021 – December 17, 2021*+

 

 

* Denotes irregular scheduling due to holidays and breaks – classes may run from 9am to 5:30pm.

+ Indicates a minimum one-week break within the scheduled class or program.

Class times and start dates are subject to change without notice.

Makeup Kit & 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.

Class Schedule

Course dates are effective January 1 to December 31, 2018. All information listed above is subject to change without notice.

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

*Denotes irregular scheduling due to holidays and breaks.
Call 213.368.1234 – Occasionally classes will run from 9a – 5:30p to make up for holidays.

 

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