Become a Special Effects Makeup Artist

Werewolves? Witches? Things that go bump in the night? Yep, we've got it! 
With 30 years of professional makeup expertise, Cinema Makeup School will now be offering professional makeup courses online. Bringing the magic of the classroom right to your home! 

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What we offer

Benefits of our Programs

We offer flexible learning for all our courses & bundles, so you can learn what you want, when you want.

All tools included! With a purchase of any course, you'll get one of our professional makeup kits delivered right to your door.

All skill levels welcome. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned expert, we've got a course for you. 

Learn from Emmy Nominated instructors with decades of experience to help propel your education forward.

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"My favorite Ah Hah moment was when I realized how to blend the prosthetic edges, it was so simple!"

"Being a self taught artist can be challenging so receiving guidance and learning new/proper techniques will allow me to work faster and more efficiently on set. Coming from a beauty background, it has also expanded my skill set, which will open up more opportunities in the film and tv industry."


"I see Bootcamp helping me in a makeup/fx career in so many big ways!  First off, by teaching me the 'right way' and the 'wrong way' to do things - which for some things, like applying and removing prosthetics, is very important! Second off, by giving me a comfortable environment to learn and practice the craft before going out and practicing with my new knowledge!"

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Frequently asked questions

Can Anyone Take These Courses?

Yes, anyone ages 13+ can sign up for any of our courses.  We have designed our courses for a global audience, as we know many can't attend our school in person at our Los Angeles campus. Our  Boot Camps are tailored for newcomers while our Professional Crash Courses are tailored more for industry professionals. However, all courses can be taken at any skill level. We hope to see you soon! 

Do You Accept International Students?

Absolutely! However, if you are based outside The United States, please contact our admissions support team directly at prior to completing your payment. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to ship our professional makeup kits internationally due to shipping restrictions. Therefore, we will happily offer you an adjusted pricing with your kit fee redacted.  Thank you for your understanding.

Are There Any Hidden Fees?

We do not have any hidden fees - the price you see is the price you pay! 

Are these Live Zoom Classes?

These are pre-recorded classes, you can watch any time, from anywhere, on any device!  With flexible learning you can work alongside the instructors as they are teaching. Professional makeup courses  right at your fingertips! 

Do You Have In-Person Classes?

Yes! We have in-person classes at our school located in Los Angeles, California. For more information on attending these classes, please visit

Are Makeup Kits Included?

Yes! Makeup kits are included in your tuition pricing! However, please note that are only able to ship kits to the United States. If you are an international student, please reach out to our admissions team at for adjusted pricing. We'd be happy to assist you!

How Do I Receive Makeup Materials?

Once you have purchased a course(s) with us, you will receive an email from our Admissions team at Cinema Makeup School. We will be in contact with you regarding next steps to receiving your makeup materials! We're so excited to have you!

Do I Receive Anything Once I Complete Online Courses? 

Oh yeah! Head over to our Benefits page to learn all about the perks of being enrolled online with Cinema Makeup School! 
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For questions regarding our online courses or payment plan, please reach out to Cinema Makeup School's admissions support team by filling out the form below. 

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