SRJC Course Outlines

9/27/2021 5:38:17 PMTHAR 22.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 22.1Title:  SPEC. FX MAKEUP & MASKS  
Full Title:  Special Effects Makeup, Wigs, and Masks
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 Scheduled3.008 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  THAR 22B

Catalog Description:
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Methods, materials, and techniques realized in special effects design as it relates to theatrical makeup, including prosthetics, wig styling, and mask design and construction for stage, screen, and studio applications. (Students with prior theatrical makeup or art experience may petition to waive the prerequisite by submitting a Prerequisite Challenge form with Admissions.)

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in THAR 22 or equivalent


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 2

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Methods, materials, and techniques realized in special effects design as it relates to theatrical makeup, including prosthetics, wig styling, and mask design and construction for stage, screen, and studio applications. (Students with prior theatrical makeup or art experience may petition to waive the prerequisite by submitting a Prerequisite Challenge form with Admissions.)
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in THAR 22 or equivalent
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 2
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Safely and effectively apply fundamental techniques in the design and application of
     special effects makeup including prosthetics, wig styling, and mask-making.
 

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In order to achieve this learning outcome, during the course the student will:
1. Identify and apply various types of materials used in special effects makeup, wig styling, and
    mask-making for theatre, screen, and studio applications.
2. Safely and effectively demonstrate a variety of special effects makeup techniques used in the
    creation of three-dimensional makeup design.
3. Safely and effectively demonstrate the application of prosthetic appliances.
4. Analyze and interpret appropriate styles, color, and texture choices for a character from a
    work of dramatic literature, using special effects makeup techniques.
5. Create three-dimensional shapes by utilizing clay sculpture, painting techniques, wig styling,
    and prosthetics.
6. Identify cultural and historical makeup and hair styles and trends as applied to a work of
    dramatic literature.
7. Conduct basic script analysis and research of the script's themes, style, historical period, and
    cultural setting, in preparation for mask, wig, and makeup design.
8. Convey design details through makeup charts and/or renderings.

Topics and Scope
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I. Safety Issues and Hygiene
    A. Product descriptions and uses
    B. Proper material handling
    C. MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets)
    D. Proper material storage
    E. When to use particle masks vs. vapor masks
    F. Proper protective clothing for you and your model
    G. Working with a model
         1. Ensuring your model's safety
         2. Putting your model at ease
    H. Clean-up and skin care
II. Design Considerations
    A. Makeup and the actor
    B. Performance factors
    C. Environmental factors
    D. Lighting and makeup
III. Casting a Life Mask
    A. Methods of communication
    B. The importance of teamwork
    C. Proper procedures in casting
         1. Casting a face
         2. Casting a head
         3. Casting a limb
    D. Curing and preparation of a life mask
IV. Developing a Design Plan
    A. Research
    B. Photo to rendering
    C. Accurate documentation of your process
V. Sculpting Facial Shapes in Clay
    A. Classical and non-realistic facial shapes
    B. Tool usage
    C. Oil-base vs. water-base clays
          1. Why
          2. When to use each
    D. Developing texture
    E. Recognizing and eliminating undercuts
    F. Preparing the sculpted piece for mold making
VI. The Process for Creating Facial Prosthetics
    A. Mold making materials
    B. Positive vs. negative molds
    C. Flange and flashings
    D. Bridge and buttress
    E. Keys
VII. The Different Uses of Gelatin, Liquid Latex, and Foam Latex
    A. Reviewing the MSDS for three-part foam chemicals
    B. Safe handling: mixing, pouring, and curing of loam latex
VIII. Prosthetic Appliances
    A. Painting a prosthetic appliance
    B. Texturing a prosthetic appliance
IX. Problem Solving the Application of Three-Dimensional Appliances
X.  Blood, Slime, and Ooze
    A. Recipes
    B. Delivery
XI. Bald Caps
    A. Types of bald caps
    B. Preparing the actor
    C. Fitting, trimming, and attaching the bald cap
    D. Blending and coloring the bald cap
XII. Wig Styling and Construction
    A. Parts of a wig
    B. Ventilated fronts
         1. Construction
         2. Application
         3. Removal
         4. Cleaning and care
    C. Tools
         1. Types
         2. Handling, cleaning, and storage
    D. Creating a hair piece pattern
    E. Setting and styling using multiple hairpieces
    F. Wig application procedures
         1. Preparing the actor
              a. Actor's hair preparation
              b. Wig caps
         2. Putting on a wig
         3. Pinning and anchoring a wig
         4. Removing a wig
    G. Wig and hairpiece care
         1. Maintenance
         2. Cleaning
         3. Storage
XIII. Mask Design and Construction
    A. Performance factors
    B. Designing with the actor and character in mind
    C. Types of masks (brief overview)
         1. Historical
         2. Contemporary
    D. Mask-making tools and materials
    E. Adapting the finished mask for the best fit
XIV. Portfolio Development and Presentation
 
Additional Topics May Include:
XV. Tattoos and appliqu├ęs
    A. Materials and methods
    B. Painting in 3-D
 
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab portions of the course.  Each
class meeting begins with a lecture/demonstration, followed by hands-on lab
instruction.  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.

Assignments:
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Lab: Skill Demonstration Projects and Exercises
1. Design and apply special effect makeup techniques on 3 or more projects.
2. Complete a life mask using alginate and plaster.
3. Complete 2 or more painting exercises to create perspective and accentuate
    three-dimensional makeup effects.
4. Execute the application of a bald cap.
5. Sculpt 3-4 different projects in clay.
6. Complete 3-4 molds for individual projects.
7. Paint and apply to the face 3-4 completed makeup designs, which incorporate
    prosthetics and/or other special effects.
8. Incorporate the use of wig styling in 1-2 complete makeup projects.
9. Design and create a mask using foam latex or other mask-making materials.
 
Other Assignments:
1. Rendering and Makeup Charts:  Render and develop a makeup chart for each
    makeup and hair design project.
2. Research:  Complete research for creative inspiration of all assigned makeup projects.
3. Material Planning and Sourcing:  Identify and access appropriate materials for all
    assigned makeup projects.
4. Portfolio:  Compile a portfolio of class work.
5. Exam:  Multiple choice exam covering safety procedures, as well as life mask construction
    methods and materials.
6. Professionalism: Adhere to the standards of professionalism expected in the field of makeup
     design and the course syllabus:
    A. Arrive promptly and prepared for all class meetings, participating actively.
    B. Maintain an amiable and supportive attitude when interacting with others (fellow
         students, instructor, models, etc.).
    C. Work collaboratively with other team members when working on group tasks.
    D. Acknowledging the sometimes stressful and time-sensitive working environment,
         contribute positively by staying focused, listening closely, following instructions
         carefully, and taking initiative when appropriate.
    E. Adhere to safety procedures as instructed, and strive to maintain good personal
         health and safety practices.

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Project research, analysis, material planning and sourcing; Makeup charts
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Design projects; skill exercises; Renderings
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Multiple choice exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Professionalism (includes participation and attendance); Portfolio


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Character Makeup. Thompson, Paul and Romero, Gil.  
     Make-Up Designory. 2008 (classic)
 
Stage Makeup. 11th ed. Corson, Richard and Norcross, Beverly Gore and
    Glaven, James. Routledge. 2019
 
Theatrical FX Makeup. Sartor, David and Pivovarnick, John.  
     Heinemann. 2001 (classic)
 
Pictorial Magazines such as Vogue, Wild Life, National Geographic, Smithsonian, etc.
 
Instructor prepared materials

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