美国影视化妆学校在美国有20余年化妆教学经验，是好莱坞业内公认的全球顶级化妆培训学校之一。美国电影化妆学校的教师都是美国好莱坞在职经验极其丰富的化妆师，曾参与过多部好莱坞大片的拍摄。例如：《蝙蝠侠前传》，《夺宝奇兵4》，《斯巴达300勇士》，詹姆斯卡麦龙导演的《天神下凡》和《x战警外传1:金刚狼》，《星际迷航》，以及各大国际时尚杂志如 Vogue, Teen vogue, Cosmopolitan等等。我们的荣誉院长是美国奥斯卡电影与科学学院［Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences］董事会成员Leonard Engelman，德高望重的 Leonard已有50年的化妆经验，曾与阿尔弗雷德，希区柯克[Alfred Hitchcock，雪儿［Cher］，史泰龙［Sylvester Stallone］和乔治克鲁尼［George Clooney］等著名导演 和演员共事。 此次美国电影化妆学校和北京现代音乐研修学院合作创办：《特效化妆大师课》课程均由美国好莱坞电影化妆学校从洛杉矶指派最优秀的老师们来北京全程英语授课。 在学习过程中，好莱坞的化妆老师们将教给学生最尖端的化妝技巧。
Cinema Makeup School was founded in 1993 by a professional makeup artist seeking to create a more comprehensive makeup artist school that offered up-to-date education to aspiring makeup and special effects technicians. At the time, there were very few dedicated makeup schools in Los Angeles, and many of those that existed offered training that was either outdated or out-of-step with the needs of the entertainment industry. Most of the industry’s training—especially in the special effects world—happened informally through apprenticeships and internships that were often unpaid, unadvertised and all-but-inaccessible to people without insider connections and financial means. At the same time, the explosion of special effects-driven blockbuster movies (that had been going on, unabated, since the late ‘70s created unprecedented public awareness of, and interest in, special effects. With so few doorways to the industry and so many interested young people, someone needed to bridge that gap.
The school opened its doors in a modest facility in the heart of L.A. and got to work teaching students. The plan was simple: offer shorter, more concentrated classes; keep all instruction up-to-date with the latest professional methods and standards; and attract top working artists to teach at the school.