About Us

Founded in 2008, Academy of Make Up Arts is approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Located in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee, AMUA offers instructional programs in beauty makeup, special effects and wig design. In addition, AMUA also hosts various workshops throughout the year, taught by noted industry artists, as well as, several continuing education courses and summer programming opportunities.

Our faculty is composed of some of the industry’s top talent, all of whom are State-approved instructors. Ensuring that their skills and credits remain current and cutting edge, instructors are encouraged to continue freelancing in their respective fields when not teaching.

The AMUA Team is committed not only to providing exceptional daily instruction, but also the motivation and support needed to help each and every student graduate with the highest level of marketable skills and a confidence level that will set them apart in the makeup industry.


  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission
    Division of Postsecondary Education
  • NACCAS Candidate School
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • M.A.C. Pro Approved School


  • Veteran’s Benefits & MyCAA