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It’s no surprise that students from across North America are choosing Academy of Make Up Arts to advance their careers in makeup, special effects and wig design.


As you probably know, finding an apartment that will lease for less than six months can be quite challenging. At AMUA, we offer individual leases that run the length of your specific training program(s). Individual leasing allows you and your roommates to pay rent separately so you never have to worry about roommates not paying their share.

We currently have five fully-furnished student apartments. Two units are private and the other three may be shared with one other student. Private rooms are rented at $300 per week and shared rooms are rented at $200 per week. Beds are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Other options may be apartments, sublets, roommates, or hotels.

Student Housing at 1012 Carolyn Ave.

1012 Carolyn Avenue is an historic 1933 stone cottage located in hip and artsy East Nashville, just a short drive or bus ride from downtown Nashville.

There are five apartment units within this house.

  • Unit 1 is shared and is located on the ground level.
  • Unit 2 is shared and is located on the ground level.
  • Unit 3 is private and is located on the second floor.
  • Unit 4 is private and is located on the second floor.
  • Unit 5 may be shared or private and is located on the ground level.

The neighborhood

Despite being just off busy Gallatin Avenue, our accommodations are in a quiet neighborhood, with many cute dogs to be seen out for walks in the morning and evening. East Nashville’s amazing sights are as exciting as those downtown, without parking hassles or the tourist crowd.


Getting around

Carolyn House is located less than six miles from Academy of Make Up Arts and it takes about 12 minutes to drive there via I-24. Taxis, Lyft and Uber all offer reasonable rates ($6 – $9 typical to downtown).

Apartment Features

  • Apartments are located off-campus with convenient public transportation options
  • Apartment buildings are co-ed and LGBT friendly
  • Each apartment has a kitchen with microwave, refrigerator and toaster oven, plates, cups and silverware
  • Each apartment has a bathroom with a shower
  • Living areas are furnished with chairs and/or couches and a television
  • Bedrooms are furnished with a bed(s), chest(s) and closet or wardrobe
  • There are no washer/dryer hookups; coin laundromats are located nearby
  • Students will need to provide own bed and bath items and toiletries
  • Apartments include high-speed Wi-Fi internet access
  • Private room requests will be evaluated based on the order in which they are received; AMUA reserves the right to determine best case scenario room assignments when necessary. Private rooms are priced at a specified higher weekly fee.
  • Student Housing is managed by A&J Property Rentals.

Student Apartment Rates 

Approximate Cost of Student Apartments Fashion Program Advanced Program Special Effects & Wig Program
Shared Rate ($200/week) $1,400 $2,200 $4,200
Private Rate ($300/week) $2,100 $3,300 $6,300

Payment for the entire term is due upon move-in unless otherwise agreed upon in writing.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Rental Application
  2. Complete the Housing License Agreement
  3. Upon receipt of the completed Student Housing License Agreement, students will be invoiced via AMUA Student Portal. Full payment is due upon move-in unless other agreements have been made in writing.

Please make checks payable to: Academy of Make Up Arts or AMUA

Write “Student Housing” in memo field so the payment gets applied appropriately.

Mail to: 830 Fesslers Pkwy, Ste 114, Nashville, TN 37210

AMUA Student Housing Policies

Room Changes 

All room changes must be submitted to AMUA Housing Department for approval. Failure to follow the proper procedure will result in re-location of those students and possible fees.

Relocation of Students

AMUA will have the right, at its option and sole discretion, to relocate the Student to a different Unit, either in the same Complex or to another sponsored housing facility as determined by AMUA, at any time during the Term of this Agreement, either permanently or temporarily, for any reasonable purpose. For more information, see the housing license agreement.


Alcohol: Alcohol containers and/or the use, possession, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in and around any sponsored housing facility. Knowingly being in the presence of others violating this rule is also prohibited.

Drugs, Narcotics and Drug Paraphernalia

Use, possessing or being under the influence of marijuana or any narcotic stimulant, or hallucinogenic drug in violation of state and federal law is prohibited in and around all sponsored housing facilities. Drug paraphernalia of any kind is prohibited. No exception will be made for the use of medical marijuana, regardless of whether the Resident has a medical marijuana registry card. Knowingly being in the presence of others violating this rule is also prohibited.

Common Areas

The public halls and stairways of the sponsored housing buildings shall not be obstructed or used for any other purpose than ingress to and egress from the Units in the sponsored housing facility, and the fire towers and fire escapes shall not be obstructed in any way. No article shall be placed in the halls or on the staircase landings, fire towers, or fire escapes, nor shall anything be hung or taken from the doors. Students may store bicycles in their Units. Bicycles may not be locked, chained or fastened in any manner to banisters or guardrails in any of the Common Areas.


A guest is defined as anyone who is not a resident of that specific Unit. All guests must be at least 18 years of age. Guest visiting hours are: 6:00AM – 12:00 AM. Residents shall be responsible and liable for the conduct of their guests and must remain with their guest at all times. No overnight guests shall be permitted unless approved at least two (2) days in advance by the Housing Director of AMUA or his/her designee, and such approval, if granted, shall only allow for two (2) consecutive nights in any thirty (30) day period. For more information, see the housing license agreement.

Personal Property Insurance

As with any housing rental agreement relationship, students and their parents are strongly encouraged to purchase insurance against loss or damage of personal property. AMUA is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal property in student rooms. For more information, see the housing license agreement.

Noise and Quiet Hours

No parties are permitted in sponsored housing facilities. Radios, TV sets and stereos are to be kept at a moderate level. Music and noise inside a Unit must not be heard outside a Unit.  Quiet hours are: 10:00PM – 8:00 AM. For more information, see the housing license agreement. 


Smoking is NOT permitted within the Units, the Common Areas, or anywhere else in the Complex. Knowingly being in the presence of others violating this rule is also prohibited.

Pets and Animals

Pets and Animals: The Resident may NOT keep pets or animals in the Unit or elsewhere in the sponsored housing facility at any time, or allow any animal or pet to visit the Student, except for assistance animals accompanying disabled individuals, provided such animal has been approved in writing by the Housing Department of AMUA. The Student in violation will be subject to disciplinary action and will be charged the cost for extermination services, cleaning and any other restoration required by AMUA and/or the owner of the Complex.

Read the complete Housing License Agreement

Other Accommodations

Students looking for short-term student accommodations in Nashville may want to consider extended stay hotels or furnished corporate rentals. They come equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette, beds, and everything but your personal items so you need not worry about the hassles of moving and long term apartment contracts.

You may also like to contact student services to see if there are other out-of-town students looking for roommates during your program to split the cost!

Short Term Rentals

Furnished with Finesse– furnished corporate rentals starting around $90 per night

Airbnb– find a private room, shared room, or private dwelling

Craigslist- Sublets and Temporary

Apartment Communities within 5 minutes of AMUA

Ryman Lofts– (Income restriction) Nashville’s first affordable apartment residence with a preference for people pursuing a career in the arts. Ryman Lofts is a 60-unit building featuring breathtaking views of Downtown Nashville and the Cumberland River. This is an income-restricted community. For more information, visit their website.

Nance Place– (Income restriction) Quality service combines with an affordable price to create a pleasant living experience at Nance Place. Carefree living is what you find from the moment you step foot into one of our studio, one, two or three bedroom floor plans.

City View– Hoisted at the highest peaks of Downtown Nashville, you can capture the most beautiful views of the Music City’s Skyline. Created historical architecture our homes revitalized with all the convenience of modern design.

Terra House– Perfectly situated above the Cumberland River, with sweeping views of the Nashville skyline. Mere steps away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown and all the excitement it has to offer. Built with reverence and heartfelt stewardship upon a truly historic site, with a rich cultural legacy all its own. This is where you’ll find one of the most brilliantly modern and progressively green dwelling places in Nashville today.

Downtown Apartments within 10 minutes of AMUA 

Capitol Towers– (utilities included) A Unique Nashville Residence Close to Downtown, Amenities and Cultural Events! New studio apartments with 3 month minimum rental. (Parking not included)

Lofts at 160– The Lofts at 160 is one of downtown Nashville’s most unique residential communities. Settled between the scenic Cumberland River and vibrant Second Avenue, the Lofts at 160 is walking distance from downtown businesses, restaurants and sports and entertainment venues. (Parking for 1 car included)

The Stahlman Building– The Stahlman is located in the heart of downtown Nashville, on Union Street at Third Avenue. The century-old Stahlman Building features cherished design details such as tile mosaic floors, hallways lined with veined marble, hundred-year-old hardwood floors and original mahogany doors, complemented by a host of modern amenities. (Parking for 2 cars included)

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