Nashville's Academy of Make Up Arts (AMUA) was founded in 2008 to keep up with increasing demand for highly skilled makeup artists and wig designers as Hollywood moves more of its productions to the South. The school makes a year-round commitment to providing its students with a complete education in their chosen field. We focus on providing the hands-on learning opportunities and practical experience developing makeup artists require to hone their craft, along with guidance on how to navigate the pitfalls of working as a freelancer in the industry. The combination of an AMUA certification or diploma, portfolio and the connections students make through their time in our program help students get their foot in the door of a highly-competitive industry.
We offer instructional programs in beauty makeup, special effects, hair and wig design. Not only are our instructors State-approved, they're composed of some of the entertainment industry's top talent.