The roots of The Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup go back over 20 years when passionate makeup artists and educators came together to create a unique training institution.
Since opening out doors in 2009, we have established ourselves as one of the leading private academies, with a focus on educating students in the craft of special effects makeup to succeed in the exciting and fast-moving film and television makeup industry.
At AACM, we pride ourselves on our high standards and quality education.
We not only focus on the needs of our industry for highly skilled and specialised makeup artists, but also support all our students on their journey to a successful career.
Our staff and trainers are incredibly passionate about the makeup industry and have worked on high-profile films and projects. It is with this background and their enthusiasm for the industry that they can now pass their knowledge on to our students.
AACM graduates are highly recommended and sourced, and have gone on to have successful careers in TV, blockbuster movies, independent short films, cosmetics, prosthetic workshops, art departments, beauty blogging and as Instagram makeup artists!
Our Vision: To make specialised quality education for the Special Effects Makeup Industry affordable and worthwhile, supporting students and helping them get one step closer to their life’s purpose
Our Mission: To become the leading education provider for the Special Effects Makeup Industry, providing first-class education services to our students. For our students, our mission is to discover their true potential and ability, providing our graduates with the right opportunities for successful career outcomes.
Empower students, staff and our partners. To motivate, coach and mentor.
Share our experience, knowledge, and resources. To succeed as a team.
Respect each other and each other’s work. To celebrate collaboration.
Innovate through creativity and visionary thinking. To break boundaries.