ACMUSE Melbourne Campus

ACMUSE is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new campus in Fitzroy, Melbourne, late 2016.


Located in Melbourne’s inner-city mecca for all things cool and creative, the new ACMUSE campus will feature newly constructed make-up studios, an SFX workshop and state of the art photography studio, in light filled rooms with a modern decor.


Students will be able to study the fully accredited CUV60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts course at the new location.

Students will be exposed to well-honed ACMUSE trainers, all of who have a minimum of 10 years experience, a proven track record and are actively working in the industry.

Most notably, students will be exposed to the special effects make-up training that ACMUSE is synonymous with, including character creation, casualty simulation, sculpting, moulding and creating full-face prosthetics, all associated with make-up for film, T.V and theatre.


· Lifecasting · Mould Making · Encapsulated Silicone
· Pre-colouring Silicone · Creature Development · Sculpture
· Running Silicone · Foam Application · Silicone Application

Make-up: ACMUSE Student Silvana Loredo (class of 2015)

Make-up: ACMUSE Student Amanda Wiseman (class of 2014)

Make-up: ACMUSE Student Rachel Scane (class of 2015)

Several top Australian make-up artists are behind the opening, including multi-award winning make-up artist Lesley Vanderwalt (including an Oscar and BAFTA, 2016), SFX master Nik Dorning and top Australian hair & make-up artist Helen Magelaki, all of who have gone so far as to pass on testimonials;





‘During the Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards ceremony in LA, I personally thanked ACMUSE and their students for their help on Mad Max : Fury Road.

I always come to ACMUSE when I have work experience; some students have gone on to become my assistants. I believe the standard and training at ACMUSE to be the best in Australia.

I wish ACMUSE all the best in Melbourne and look forward to working with their Melbourne students when I am next in Victoria.’

Lesley Vanderwalt, multi-award winning Hair and Make-up Artist.

Awards include; Oscar for Best Make-up & Hairstyling (2016, Mad Max:Fury Road), BAFTA for Best Make-up & Hair (2016, Mad Max:Fury Road), MUAHS Award for Best SFX, Character and Period Make-up (2016, Mad Max:Fury Road), an Australian Production Design Guild Award and Critics’ Choice Movie Award.



‘Even when I ran my own make-up College, I would recommend ACMUSE. Their curriculum is second to none, with time dedicated to all areas of professional study, especially prosthetics and FX.

ACMUSE has always led the field, keeping pace with the latest changes in film technology.

I have no doubt that the new ACMUSE Melbourne campus will deliver the best education possible.’

Nik Dorning, founder of Bluebird FX, SFX and Prosthetics Make-up Artist.





‘ACMUSE is the best thing to happen to Melbourne! Whenever someone asks me where to do a course, I tell him or her to go to ACMUSE, because the College provides students with everything they need for a flourishing career.

Course content is always up to date with industry practices and really does cover everything you need to know to be a make-up artist, they use the latest products, have excellent trainers and great work experience opportunities. I’m behind the courses 150%.

To put it simply, ACMUSE is the only Australian Make-up & Special Effects College I recommend.’

Helen Magelaki, top Australian Hair & Make-up Artist, based in Melbourne, VIC.





ACMUSE Melbourne: 260 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065.


Please contact us for enrolments and more information.