3780 Wilshire Blvd Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90010

[FEATURED] Cinema Makeup School

Cinema Makeup School, Hollywood’s professional makeup school, is among the most venerable and celebrated programs for makeup artists in the world and boasts a faculty list that includes Oscar-winners, Emmy-winners, and world-renowned artists of all kinds. The school offers comprehensive training for makeup artists looking to work in the film, television, entertainment, fashion and cosmetic industries.

Academy Award winning makeup artist Ve Neill is Director of Education, and is deeply involved with school curriculum, industry outreach, and takes a personal interest in student’s work when not on set. Leonard Engelman, Director of Education Emeritus and former Vice President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, steps into CMS classrooms when available to mentor students and teach honors workshops.

With its close proximity to the heart of the American film industry, Cinema Makeup School’s special effects programs benefit from close ties to many award-winning special effects labs and artists, and students in beauty and fashion routinely have opportunities to work on major celebrities and events.

Cinema Makeup School’s career services team maintains a list of makeup opportunities and provides unlimited personal resume and job consultations for both students and graduates. The school offers unparalleled graduate honor programs including the Protégé Lab Internship Program, Industry Mentorship Program, International Internship Program and CMS Apprenticeship.

Because it offers unique educational opportunities, Cinema Makeup School attracts dedicated makeup artists from all over the world. Talented students from six different continents have studied here and returned to their home countries with new skills and the latest Hollywood techniques.

Graduates of Cinema Makeup School have gone on to win multiple top awards for film and television, establish successful cosmetics companies, craft acclaimed and sought-after sculptural works and contribute to billion-dollar blockbusters.

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Beauty Makeup, Character Makeup, Advanced Beauty Theory, Prosthetics, Special Makeup Effects, Advanced Lab Techniques, Airbrush Makeup, Photographic Hairstyling, Sketch & Paint Techniques, Creature Maquette, ZBrush, Digital Makeup Effects


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