Work Experience & Industry Testimonials

At the Academy we often get requests from industry for students to participate in projects for work experience. Many students have had the opportunity to put their skills into practice "on location". This brings a wider understanding of what getting involved in the makeup and beauty industry is about and often opens doors to further opportunities.

Students and staff of the Academy have participated in short films, photoshoots, video clips,TV, glamour photography studios, fashion parades, product expos, hair expo, fashion week, corporate launches, magazine shoots, music videos, model portfolios and the like.

Here is what some of our graduates as well as industry have to say about the Academy and our student

"After several years of association with Artistry of Make Up Academy we have found them to be professional in their approach exhibiting creativity, co-operation and flexibility. The outcomes have been outstanding and have contributed immensely to the success of our annual fashion parade"

St George Fashion Design and Technology Centre


Artistry of Make Up Academy team outlings


"It is with pleasure that I recommend the Artistry of Makeup Academy. We have employed graduates and senior students of the Academy for several years in a variety of demanding and challenging media environments, such as our ModelsUpClose productions."

"We are impressed with the broad skill development and high level of personal interaction skills of graduates from the Artistry of Makeup Academy and can recommend the Academy to any prospective studentor employer."

Stephen Kelly
Executive Producer
ModelsUpClose.com


Thank you for all your help in Sydney on the awards night at the Australian Wool Fashion Awards 2010. It was a great success and I hope the students enjoyed themselves. Even though a lot of them were thrown in the deep end they did a great job. I would also like to make special mention to Sarah and could you personally thank her for me as she came back a few days after Awards night and helped with more makeup at the show.

Amanda Nivison
Australia Wool Fashion Awards
Makeup and Hair co-ordinator


I am a professional photographer based in Revesby, Sydney, I have worked with a number of Students/Graduates from the Artistry of Makeup Academy and have found them all to be creative, professional, reliable and very highly skilled. The styles they have done have ranged from casual, glamour through to very artistic. They have definitely played a large part in taking my work to the next level. I would highly recommend any seeking the services of hair/makeup artists to seek people who have been to this academy.

Laurie Klippel


2008 brought new opportunities with students from Artistry of makeup academy working behind the scenes of one of Australia's biggest events ever World Youth Day.

Australian Minister Peter Garret

Australian Idol Paulini

Photos by Laurie Klippel makeup by Students and graduates of AMA.


During my time with AMA I had the opportunity to do may varied work experience projects from fashion parades to photoshoots for magazines, short films and even a video clip for the Whitlam's. I would suggest any student of AMA to take up any and every opportunity offered. Since leaving AMA I have continued to participate in projects offered by the Academy widening my experience and have even had some paid work passed my way.

Graduate and Makeup Artist Petrina Howe


model on a wharf
Posing with eye makeup in front of horse

During my period of study at AMA, I was offered a variety of work experience opportunities. The included working on short films, music video clips, modelling competitions, photographic sessions and more. Many of these experiences allowed me to gain an insight to the challenges faced when working a real life situation. Participating in these events can assist you in choosing the right avenue for you, whether it be TV, film, fashion or private events such as weddings and formals.

Graduate Artist Tristina Laver