Who we are

Our vision and mission

The Vocational Academy of Makeup and Prosthetics (VAMP) is a professional makeup training school located in Orlando, Florida. We seek to provide our students with a modern education in the field of professional makeup artistry. We offer comprehensive courses teaching both special makeup effects as well as beauty makeup.

VAMP is also home to one of metro Orlando’s most comprehensive makeup effects store, The Vamporium. Our school and store provide our students and customers with the most current methods and products in the industry. We will provide customers with the products and education they need to become a professional makeup artist.

Heather Fildes

Heather is one of the owners here at VAMP FX. She graduated from Duke University in 2010 with bachelor’s degrees in Visual Arts as well as Psychology with a focus in Adolescent Development. She also completed the Markets and Management Studies program while at Duke, a certificate program for undergraduates that focuses on business, organizations, and entrepreneurship.

Brian Mahoney

Brian was determined to become a special effects makeup artist since the age of 16. After nearly 10 years of self-taught experience, Brian wanted to further his knowledge with a formal education. In 2009, he enrolled in Tom Savini’s Special Effects Makeup Program at the Douglas Education Center in Monessen, Pennsylvania, where he obtained an associate’s degree in Specialized Business.

Michael Gore

Michael is a self-taught makeup artist who found his passion at an early age. A cosplayer at heart, he learned the tricks of the trade on how to fabricate grand scale costumes, props, and soon moved into the makeup aspect of the field. He became fascinated with the illusion that makeup effects can provide for actors, both on stage and screen. Shortly after high school, he attended Full Sail University.

Commonly asked questions:
Is Vamp Licensed?

Yes, Vocational Academy of Makeup and Prosthetics (ID#: 5527) is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684.

Can I Schedule a Tour?

Yes! We encourage all of our new and potential students to take a tour of our facilities. Click here to to schedule a tour or give us a call at (407) 601-2894!

Do you offer scholarships?

VAMP currently offers scholarships to students who qualify. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information, or give us a call today.

Do Students Receive a Makeup Kit?

Absolutely! Our team has worked hard to ensure your kit meets all industry standards and includes all the essentials you will require to succeed in makeup artistry!

Does VAMP Offer Night Classes?

While we don’t currently offer night classes, we will be offering seminars on the weekend and at night in the future. Check back soon!