About

The Australian College of Make-Up and Special Effects (ACMUSE) was originally known as Film Make-up Technology, established in 1980.

ACMUSE aims to provide nationally accredited courses and industry-leading non-accredited short courses to national standards in the fields of make-up for film, TV, theatre, fashion, bridal and special effects (SFX).

Furthermore, ACMUSE aims to support the entertainment industry through the provision of expertly trained graduates, suitable for immediate contract to the industry.

ACMUSE provides vocational courses that are competency based and comply with benchmarks set for competency-based training in the industry. Courses are comprehensive and seek to combine theory with practical skills to produce well-educated and skilled graduates.

All courses are suitable for individuals seeking a career in make-up and SFX in the following industries; performing arts, film, TV, theatre, fashion, bridal and photography.

A trusted name in the industry, ACMUSE continues to grow and expand to this day. Once only available to students in NSW, ACMUSE is pleased to announce the opening of it’s very first Melbourne campus, in Fitzroy, VIC, June 2016. Enrolments for July courses have begun. Please contact us for more information.

ACMUSE is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) number 90910, is fully accredited with ASQA and a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET).

ACMUSE is also on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Learners (CRICOS). CRICOS Provider number 02522B.

Our Team

Scott Lattimer

CEO of the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects.

Scott holds over 30 years experience in education and the arts and holds true to his ambition of making ACMUSE the most influential make-up and special effects college in the industry. Scott is dedicated to the maintenance and progression of the College, both in Australia and Internationally.

 

Mark Tippett

RTO Operations & Compliance Manager and Justice of the Peace at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects. Mark also has a Diploma of VET.

 

Amanda Williams

Administration at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects.

 

Annette Hardy

Training Manager and Student Welfare Officer at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects.

 

Alastair Murray

Trainer and First Aid Officer at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects.

 

 

 

 

Annette Hardy

Trainer / Assessor of Make-up at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects. Annette joined ACMUSE in 2003. Annette has been working as a professional makeup artist in film, television and theatre for 30 years. During this time she has gained an international reputation.

Annette credits include:

Australia Charlotte’s Web Scooby Doo
Mission Impossible II Star Wars Babe II
The Last Samurai Live demo’s at IMATS Packed to the Rafters

 

Alastair Murray

Trainer / Assessor of Special Effects at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects. Alastair joined ACMUSE in 2004. Alastair has over 17 years experience in the film industry. He teaches his specialism, SFX (special effects) while searching the globe for hard to find makeup and SFX products.

Alastair credits include:

Mask 2 Young Lions Farscape Series 3
Matrix Reloaded You can’t stop the murders Jag
Farscape Series 2 Mad Max : Fury Road  Live demo’s at Comic-Con & IMATS

 

Eliza Campagna

Trainer / Assessor of Special Effects at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects. Eliza joined ACMUSE in 2008. She thrives in the make-up and SFX industry. After studying at ACMUSE herself many years ago, Eliza’s work includes feature films, TV shows, live TV, TV commercials, still shoots, special events, catwalk, short films, music video clips and special projects.

Eliza’s credits include:

X-Factor C7 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia
Home & Away The Great Gatsby Mad Max: Fury Road
Aria Awards Logie Awards Wolverine

 

Sasha Nilsson

Sessional Trainer at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects. Sasha has been teaching at ACMUSE for over 2 years.  With 15 years of experience in the beauty, fashion and creative industries, Sasha has gained local and global experience, knowledge, networks and exposure during her career to date.

Sasha’s credits include:

Chanel MAC  Saba
Grazia L’Oreal  Sass & Bide
Peter Alexander Camilla & Marc  Pepsi

 

Robyn Austin

Sessional Trainer at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects.Robyn joined ACMUSE in 2014. Robyn has spent the last 40 years working as a Make-up Artist in Australia and New Zealand across a range of projects, including Film, Short Films, Documentaries, TV (drama series, light entertainment, live broadcasts etc), Theatre, Fashion, Glamour, Photography, Bridal and Advertising.

Robyn’s credits include:

Gods of Egypt Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man Tells No Tales
Australia Hacksaw Ridge The Man Who Sued God
Moulin Rouge Heartbreak High  Willow

 

Rachel Montgomery

Sessional Trainer at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects. Rachel has over 12 years of experience as a Make-up Artist, and a solid background in the creative arts. Her passion, knowhow and unique approach ensures she moves from clean, simple looks to her signature style of strong, colourful and creative make-up looks with ease. Rachel once studied at ACMUSE herself and has gone on to win several awards for her work in the industry.

Rachel’s credits include:

Sunday Magazine Oyster Sony
Florence Welsh Ruby Rose Witchery
Ben Sherman Marie Claire  Schwarzopf

 

Natalie Urban

Sessional Trainer at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects. Respected and trusted by beauty and fashion brands around Australia, Natalie has been creating fresh, flawless make-up looks for nearly 15 years. Whether it’s working on a brief or creative innovative looks, Natalie’s natural talents, combined with her wealth of make-up experience, makes her an excellent tutor.

Natalie’s credits include:

GHD Australia’s Next Top Model Zimmerman
Camilla & Marc Hugo Boss Australian Fashion Week
Miranda Kerr Real Weddings Magazine  RUSSH

 

Sheldon Wade

Sessional Trainer at the Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects.

Sheldon’s credits include:

Mad Max : Fury Road Love Child Home & Away
The Rover X Men Origins: Wolverine Australia
Great Gatsby The Pack  Brock