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THE 222 - Stage Make-Up

Credits: 3
1 Lecture Hours 3 Studio Hours

Prerequisites: THE 101  

This course focuses on the principles of corrective and character make-up with intensive practical application in a laboratory setting. Practical experience in application is gained through the semester’s stage productions.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Outline the principles of stage make-up.
  2. Explain the theories of stage make-up.
  3. Identify the elements of facial anatomy.
  4. Use make-up for special effects.
  5. Interpret make-up application in film and television.
  6. Use make-up to correct or alter facial features.
  7. Apply make-up to establish age, character, and/or disfigurement.
  8. Demonstrate the impact of color.
  9. Apply a variety of make-up designs.
Listed Topics
  1. Elements of facial anatomy/bones of the face
  2. Light and shade
  3. Flat, curved, hard and soft edges
  4. Drawing with highlights and shadows
  5. Color in pigment
  6. Characteristics of color
  7. Color mixing and organizing
  8. Color tables
  9. Lighting and make-up
  10. Color in light
  11. Light on pigment
  12. Planning and application of make-up
  13. Character study
  14. Elements of design
  15. Types of make-up
  16. Stippling
  17. Modeling with make-up
  18. Three dimensional make-up
  19. Beards and mustaches
Reference Materials
Textbook, audio-visual media, make-up, prosthetics, etc.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006

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