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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.

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AMUA SFX Instructor Ben Rittenhouse Featured on the Huffington Post!
September 24, 2015
Our very own Ben Rittenhouse was featured on the Huffington Post Recently. Read it here: "After 20 years as a makeup effects artist in Los Angeles, Emmy Award-winning Ben Rittenhouse (The Pa
How to Determine a School’s Legitimacy
How to Determine a School’s Legitimacy
February 1, 2018
There are many unauthorized schools and programs in operation! This article teaches prospective students how to determine a school's legitimacy.  How to Determine a School's Legitimacy
Why Theatre Professionals Might Choose Trade School Over University
November 19, 2017
It's a bit of a taboo thing to say in the academic world: Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctorate programs are not for everyone and an aspiring artist can enjoy a successful career without them. On top of that, training can be acquired at a fraction of the time and cost.
How To Tell If Makeup Is “Professional”
August 28, 2017
Today, with stores like Sephora and Ulta and new cosmetics lines coming out regularly, it might be difficult to determine what is high quality enough for a professional makeup artist's kit.

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