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- TA 227
- Course Title:
- Stage Make-up
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Course DescriptionTechniques of applying stage make-up including use of tools and products. Focuses on analyzing the character and theater to create the best make-up for various roles on any given stage. Class time is divided into lecture and student make-up projects. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
The course teaches the theory and techniques of stage make-up and includes work in specific phases of the make-up process. Stage make-up is an art. Much time is needed to develop the techniques and touch, important elements to good make-up design. Time will be spent in class on lecture and demonstration as well as for practicing techniques..
Knowledge of the relationship between stage make-up, the character and the stage are essential in creating the best make-up. Some of the class time will be spent on lecture and discussion of these points. Also, it would be advantageous to sit in on rehearsals of theatre productions in various theatre to analyze these relationships first hand.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Competency will be determined by the in-class execution of skills on a class by-class basis, as well as a final project. Grades will be determined by attendance, daily class projects, outside research, and applied midterm and a final make-up project.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives listed in this course content guide. Course content guides are developed by college wide faculty and approved by management.
1.0 FACIAL STRUCTURE
The goal is to be familiar with the structure of the human face.
1.1 Bones and hollows - touching face and muscles
1.2 Skull painting
2.0 MAKE-UP PAINTING TECHNIQUES
The goal is the understand the painting techniques necessary for stage make-up.
2.1 Shading techniques for folds and pouches (soft shading) focus on muscles
2.2 Shading techniques for bringing out sharpness in the face - focus on bone
2.3 Basic make-up enhancing the face as is for the best presentation on stage.
2.4 Accenting the vertical (thin)
2.5 Accenting the horizontal (fat)
2.6 Shading techniques for aging
2.7 Techniques for depicting mood
3.0 TOOLS FOR MAKE-UP
The goal is to introduce and familiarize students with the tools used for stage make-up.
3.2 Brushes, pencils, sponges, puffs
3.4 Liners, shadows, rouges, lipstick
3.5 Face Chart
3.6 Bases: grease, creme, powder, cake, aqua
4.0 STYLES OF MAKE-UP
The goal is to understand the various styles and methods of make-up technique.
4.1 Creme over creme method
4.2 Creme under cake method
4.3 Creme over cake method
4.4 Clown method
5.0 OUTSIDE EFFECTS ON MAKE-UP
The goal is to be familiar with the effects on stage make-up from outside sources.
5.1 Stage versus audience - distance
5.2 Lighting and color
5.3 Costumes and color
6.0 CHARACTER ANALYSIS
The goal is to know the various shading techniques and understand the result from
choosing one over another in the altering or enhancing different parts of the face.
6.1 Character's history and characteristics
6.2 Analysis of character versus actor