About the Gorgeous Academy

The Gorgeous Academy has delivered the highest-standard of makeup training to students for over 15 years. We teach the most advanced, interactive curriculum to prepare students for the Makeup Industry and achieve their goals of becoming employable, Professional Makeup Artists.

As Australia’s first OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANIZATION we are pleased to bring our highly-effective training techniques to the US, as we open the doors to our newest Academy, in the #1 city for film, television and creative arts— Los Angeles.

Founded in Melbourne in 1999 by Award Wining Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist David McConnell, The Gorgeous Academy (Academy of Makeup AUS) has been an industry pioneer in makeup training since its inception, training thousands of students each year. Our elite Trainers and high-profile Guest Teachers are working industry professionals themselves, and are hand-selected by our Founder from the top of their fields. The Academy Graduates are among the most employable in the industry, equipped with world-class artistry skills and business sensibility.

The Gorgeous Academy offers Diploma programs and Advanced Artistry courses that strategically bundle disciplines including Special FX Makeup, Prosthetics, Airbrushing, Period/Character Makeup, Makeup for Television, Film, Theatrical, Fashion, Editorial, Bridal and more. Our personal workshops are available for makeup beginners looking to brush up on their skills or simply beauty enthusiasts who want to find their signature look!

For course schedules and enrollment details, call our friendly team: 310-916-8950

Email: Academy@GorgeousCosmetics.com