Theatrical Makeup

Design and techniques of applying makeup for stage and film are introduced and, for students with prior experience, extended. Principles covered include the ability to specifically articulate how makeup design contributes to character and theme of a production, and how to apply design concepts based on facial anatomy and skin tone. Exercises in corrective makeup and aging are included each year. Other techniques included on a rotating basis are historical makeup, injury effects, animal mimicry, and fantasy design. This allows students to repeat the course as desired to enhance skills and meet new challenges. In lieu of a book, this course requires a beginner’s make-up kit, which is ordered by the teacher based on individual student needs and charged to student accounts.  This course is not part of the core curriculum for either Theater Arts: Acting or Theater Design & Production.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-1.0