Course Abstract Details

THTR-105, Stage Makeup

Credits: 2

Course Description

THTR-105, Stage Makeup, is an elective course, which introduces students to the basic principles of stage makeup design and application. Through a combination of reading assignments, lecture, demonstration and supervised practice sessions; students will explore the relationship between the theatre makeup artist and dramatic characters. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091, or permission of the program coordinator. Two hours lecture each week. Two credits. Two billable hours. Offered Fall term.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to: 

1. Identify the role and responsibilities of the makeup artist within the world of theatre. (PG 3) 

2. Develop technical proficiency in basic make-up concepts and application procedures. (GE 5, PG 3, 5) 

3. Analyze research that makeup artists utilize when creating a character designs. (GE 5, PG 3, 5) 

4. Organize research and planning for a makeup design. (PG 3, 5) 

5. Implement a makeup design. (GE 5, PG 3, 5) 

6. Appraise other students work, employing good skills in artistic criticism, for the purpose of furthering one?s own artistic growth, as well as for the artistic growth of classmates. (GE 1, 2, PG 4) 

7. Identify basic facial structure. (PG 3) 

8. Conceptualize make-up designs for different kinds of characters. (GE 5, PG 3) 

9. Demonstrate understanding of the use of makeup as part of a complete theatrical production. (PG 4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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