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and we support the movement!

Academy of Makeup Arts is a Tennessee State-approved school preparing makeup artists to work professionally in all media. Students can choose to focus on straight makeups, editorial or special effects, though many alumni have opted to complete both programs. 

At AMUA, it is our mission to provide students with the most comprehensive makeup artist training available with an emphasis on professionalism, artistic fortitude, technical skills and entrepreneurship.

Our courses are designed to challenge the artist’s creativity and technical skills. We emphasize the importance of professionalism: punctuality, cleanliness, research and preparation. Our courses are hands-on, giving the artist the opportunity to exercise their skills and learn by actually doing and not just watching. The balance of lectures, demonstrations, and practice moves students from research to directing their own professional photo shoot.

Check out our website to see what all we have to offer. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Academy of Make Up Arts is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Academy of Make Up Arts, please visit and click on the “Authorized Institutions Data” button. Click here to view our 2015 Annual Performance Report.