SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 1:38:09 PMTHAR 22A Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 22ATitle:  THEATRE MAKEUP DESIGN  
Full Title:  Theatrical Makeup Design for Stage and Screen
Last Reviewed:4/26/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.0017 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the materials and techniques of makeup design for stage, film, TV, and photography. Traditional and contemporary techniques of makeup application in both classroom and production environments.

Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25.4 OR Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introducton to the materials and techniques of theatrical makeup design for stage, film, TV, and photography. Traditional and contemporary techniques of makeup application in both classroom and performance environments.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25.4 OR Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: THTR 175 Introduction to Stage Makeup or Stage Makeup SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR22 AND THAR25.4

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course the student will:
1.    Identify various types of makeup products commonly used for stage, film, TV, and
2.    Identify bone structure and facial shapes.
3.    Demonstrate the differences in techniques used for stage, film, TV, and photography.
4.    Describe the use of makeup in a performance using specific theatrical makeup terminology.
5.    Use makeup to interpret a theatrical characterization.
6.    Analyze the art of stage makeup through an understanding of character elements: heredity,
       environment, temperament, health, and age as each is manifested in facial characteristics.
7.    Compare and contrast differences in straight, corrective, age, character, and non-realistic
        makeup design in a variety of theatrical styles.
8.    Define the role of the makeup artist in relation to the director, actors, and other designers.
9.    Demonstrate the ability to communicate design strategies through the use of drawing and
       charting devices.
10.  Identify materials for design execution.
11.  Demonstrate the technical ability to transfer a two-dimensional design onto a three-
      dimensional surface.
12.  Organize a collection of independent visual research consisting of facial structures, colors,
      textures, and hairstyles for future use.
13.  Demonstrate the basic principles in wig maintenance and hairstying.
14.  Work collaboratively and respectfully in a creative, problem-solving atmosphere.
Repeating students will:
1.  Perform theatrical makeup skills with greater proficiency and confidence.
2.  Further expand their knowledge and skills by working on different design projects
    each semester.

Topics and Scope
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Each class meeting begins with a lecture/demonstration.
1.  An Approach to Theatrical Makeup as a Profession
    a.  The makeup artist's role - maintaining a professional appearance and attitude
    b.  Working collaboratively with the production team
    c.  Working with the performer
    d. Presenting your ideas orally and visually
2.  Venues and Style Techniques
    a.  Types of stages and theatrical techniques
    b.  Film, television, and high definition
    c.  Photography for fashion and advertising
3.  Character Analysis
    a.  Age
    b.  Heredity
    c.  Health
    d.  Environment and occupation
    e.  Race and cultural influence
    f.  Temperament
    g.  Physiognomy of the eyes, brows, nose, and mouth
4. Facial Anatomy - Bone Stucture and Facial Shapes
    a.  Bones of the face
    b.  Structure of the head
    c.  Muscle and tissue
5.  Equipment and Terminology for Makeup Design and Application
    a. The profesional makeup kit - organization and care
    b.  Physical needs of the makeup lab
    c.  The makeup morgue
6. Use of Color in Makeup Design
    a.  Color in pigment
    b.  Color in light - effects of theatrical lighting
    c.  The lighting designer's role
7.  Health and Safety
    a.  Skin types
    b.  Skin care
    c.  Maintaining hygienic conditions
    d.  Testiing for allergies
8. Application Techniques
    a.  Foundations: Cream, Pancake, and Mineral Powders
    b.  Blending: Sponges and Brushes
    c.  Straight Makeup for the Stage vs. High Definition for film and TV
9. Rendering techniques of Light and Shadow in Shaping Three Dimensions
    a.  Flat vs. Curved surfaces - Hard and Soft Edges
    b.  Drawing with Light and Shade
10.  Lowlight and Highlight - Modeling with Makeup as Paint
    a.  Forehead
    b.  Eyes, eye pouches, eyebrows
    c.  Nose
    d.  Cheeks and nasal labial folds
    e.  Mouth
     f.  Chin and Jaw - round, thin, and square faces
11. Designing the Character Makeup
    a.  Types of visual research: primary, secondary, and evocative
    b.  Interpreting the character analysis into visual elements of color, texture,
          and shapes
12. Developing a Design Plan and Makeup Chart
    a.  Materials for design chart execution
    b.  Shortcuts to rendering the face
13. Three-Dimensional Makeup
    a.  Nose and scare wax
    b.  Safe use of Latex, spirit gum, and other three-dimensional makeup substances
    c.  Gelatin
    d.  Blood recipes
    e.  Special constructions: scars, burns, cuts, bruises, and non-realistic textures
14. Hair: Beards, Mustaches, and Wigs
    a.  Building a crepe wool facial hair piece
    b.  Application and care of a ventilated facial hair piece
    c.  Wig fibers, construction, and care
    d.  Wig styling and maintenance
During lab sessions the student will develop technical skill through practice and application of concepts, techniques, and terminology introduced in the lecture. Additional one-on-one instruction on the above topics also occurs during lab hours.
Repeating students will:
1.  Develop increased proficiency and confidence in each of the skill areas.
2.  Further expand their knowledge and skills by working on different design projects
     each semester.

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1.   Textbook readings of 5-10 pages a week.
2.   Compile and organize a pictorial notebook (The Makeup Morgue) of facial types,
      colors, textures, etc. compiled from photographs from a variety of publications
      and the Internet.
3.   Organize and maintain a makeup kit.
4.   Draw and trace facial shapes using light and shade techniques.
5.   Write character analysis outlines for specific makeup design projects.
6.   Design and apply a variety of makeup design projects in a laboratory situation
      based on the text material and lectures, including visual research, character
      outlines, and makeup charts.
7.   Present a variety of assigned makeup projects orally to the class.
8.   Participate in informal critiques of peers. Students will orally describe, analyze,
      interpret, and evaluate makeup application and design.
9.   Develop and apply a three-dimensional makeup design.
10. Build, incorporate, and apply a crepe wool facial hairpiece into a makeup design.
11. Set, style, and incorporate a wig into a completed makeup design.
Repeating students will be assigned:
1.  Additional and/or more advanced theatrical makeup design projects.
2.  Additional and/or more advanced hair and wig  projects.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written descriptions, instructions, and character analysis outlines
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Students will use makeup materials and design elements to solve a visual makeup problem, transposing a two-dimensional rendering onto a three-dimensional plane. Homework problems and fieldwork.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Performance exams: Rendering skills and makeup application.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Participation, teamwork, and initiative: Assignments require teamwork and develop critical thinking skills in discussions of aesthetic values based on knowledge acquired in class.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Representative Textbooks:
The Complete Make-up  Artist - Working in Film, Television, and Theatre.
    Delamar, Penny.  Northwestern University Press:  2002*
Stage Makeup  (10th Edition).  Corson, Richard,  Norcross, Beverly Gore
    and  Glaven, James.  Allyn & Bacon:  2010.
Stage Makeup - The Actor's Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Today's
    Techniques and Materials. Thudium, Laura. Back Stage Books:  1999*.
Pictorial Magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, National Geographic,
Smithsonian, etc.
Instructor prepared materials.
* These are the latest published volumes. These are the classic texts for
  this course.

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