SRJC Course Outlines

6/14/2024 3:24:01 AMTHAR 25.4 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 25.4Title:  PRODUCTION MAKEUP CREW  
Full Title:  Production Lab: Makeup Crew
Last Reviewed:4/23/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR157.50
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Practical experience as a member of the makeup crew for public theatre performances. Students will complete crewing responsibilities during final rehearsals and performances for one to two Theatre Arts productions during the semester.

Course Completion or Current Enrollment in THAR 22 ( or THAR 22A)

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 2

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Practical experience as a member of the makeup crew for public theatre performances. Students will complete crewing responsibilities during final rehearsals and performances for one to two Theatre Arts productions during the semester.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in THAR 22 ( or THAR 22A)
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 2
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: THTR 192 Technical Theatre in Production SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR25 OR THAR25.1 OR THAR25.2 OR THAR25.3 OR
THAR25.4 OR THAR25.5
 CID Descriptor: THTR 175 Introduction to Stage Makeup or Stage Makeup SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR22 AND THAR25.4

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Apply specific makeup skills to backstage production practices throughout the
    preparation and process of public performance.
2.  Implement safe makeup application and technical theatre safety practices, while
    correctly following protocol within the theatre hierarchy.
3.  Support the work of the rest of a production ensemble, collaborating and
    working cooperatively within a team structure.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate the professional responsibilities of a makeup crew member
    associated with the preparation and performance of a theatrical
    production before a paying public audience.
2. Inventory and maintain makeup and/or wig/hair resources efficiently,
    safely utilizing the tools and equipment of a makeup artist while
    protecting actors and costumes.
3. Accurately interpret the artistic intentions of the makeup designer,
    costume designer, and director in the application of makeup, wigs,
    and/or hair styling, and convey those same intentions when assisting
    actors who are doing their own makeup application and hair styling.
4. Prioritize tasks in an environment with multiple and competing
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the production process, from script to
    performance, and utilize basic theatre terminology within the process.
6. Exhibit the discipline of backstage protocol.
7. Adhere to the communication hierarchy of the theatre structure.
8. Interpret and fulfill instructions accurately, working calmly under
9. Quickly assess situations and adapt according within production and
    performance environment.
Students repeating the course will be preparing and performing makeup crew
responsibilities in conjunction with entirely different theatrical
productions.  Repeating students will:
   - Work with different directorial and managerial styles, as well as
      production processes.
   - Participate in the interpretation of different theatrical works,
      supporting different artistic visions and developing versatility as
      a makeup crew member.
   - Gain greater proficiency in makeup and/or wig/hair application,
      improving technical skills while contributing to productions
      for diverse audiences.

Topics and Scope
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Students in this course will be assigned to the makeup crew of one to two
productions.  Topics of instruction fall into two categories - Orientation Topics and
Position-Specific Topics:
I. Working With the Production Ensemble
    A. Director
    B. Technical director
    C. Stage management
    D. Designers
    E. Technicians
    F. Actors
    G. Front of house
    H. Business and administration
II. Theatre Professionalism, Communication, and Procedures
    A. Theatre etiquette and protocol
    B. Basic theatre terminology
    C. Locations of facilities and resources
    D. Theatrical hierarchy
    E. Production framework
         1. Schedule
         2. Types of rehearsals
    F. Managing time, health, and personal responsibilities
III. About the Production(s)
    A. The script's historical context and style
    B. Director's concept
    C. Costume designs
    D. Other design interpretations
    E. Technical responsibilities
IV. Working During a Performance Situation
    A. Production attire-wearing blacks
    B. Working back stage
    C. Production safety
    D. Working calmly under stress
    E. Handling others' nerves
    F. Prioritizing and adapting
    G. Staying focused and alert
    H. Handling the unexpected
I. Makeup Crew Responsibilities
    A. Learning the job
         1. Personal attire and hygiene
         2. Interpreting design charts and instructions
         3. Dividing responsibilities
         4. Working under a Makeup Crew Manager
         5. Safety and emergency procedures
         6. Basic tools and equipment
         7. Scheduling actors
         8. Ensuring the actor's comfort and safety
         9. Application of makeup and hair requirements
         10. Assisting with quick changes
    B. Resources inventory
    C. Hair and wig maintenance procedures
         1. Handling wig and hair
          2. Sterilizing wigs and hair product
         3. Proper cleaning and upkeep of ventilated fronts
              and facial hair pieces
    D. Protecting clothing and costumes
    E. Special production demands (masks, etc.)
II. Makeup Crew in Performance
    A. Setting up makeup stations
         1. Quick changes in makeup room
         2. Quick changes back stage
    B. Following the flow of the show
    C. Etiquette in the makeup room
    D. Handling the unexpected
         1. Fixing makeup/hair quickly
         2. Damaged or lost makeup/hair items
    E. Makeup Lab clean-up
         1. Proper cleaning of electric curlers, irons, dryers
         2. Sterilizing makeup products and brushes
         3. Proper labeling and storage of hazardous products
Repeating students will:
1. Develop higher proficiency in each of the position-specific techniques listed above,
    either in the same position and/or related makeup crew positions.
2. Apply techniques to different plays each semester.

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1. Complete all makeup crew responsibilities for each Dress rehearsal and
    performance of one to two productions during the semester.
    a. Participate in pre-show preparation process.
    b. Perform assigned responsibilities during each Dress rehearsal and
         performance, remaining focused during periods of inactivity.
    c. Participate in post-show preparation process.
2. Attend all scheduled rehearsals, performances, and/or strikes to which
    the student is called:
    a. Attend the introductory THAR 25 Series meeting (held the first
        Tuesday of each semester.)
    b. Attend full company presentations prior to each production's Tech
        Week (for all students in THAR 25/THAR 11 Series assigned to show).
    c. Become familiar with each production by watching an on-stage
         run-through, prior to the formal start of position responsibilities.
    d. Communicate all potential schedule conflicts prior to finalizing
         position assignments with instructor.  Conflicts submitted late may
         be turned down by the instructor or may result in removal from the
    e. Respond promptly and dependably to all calls.
    f. Assist with makeup/hair/wig maintenance after each dress rehearsal
         and performance, leaving only when released by crew manager and
         faculty supervisor.
3. Adhere to the standards of professionalism:
    a. Maintain an amiable and supportive attitude when interacting with
         other members of the production ensemble.
    b. Respectfully follow instructions in the preparation of the position
         and maintain that direction in performance.
    c. Perform assigned position in a conscientious and dedicated manner.
    d. Follow the terms of the Technician's Contract and course syllabus.
    e. Maintain good health and safety practices throughout the rehearsal
         and performance process.
4. Provide and wear required all-black clothing for rehearsals and
Repeating students will demonstrate increased depth and breadth in completion of assignments.

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%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because 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
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 80%
Makeup crew assignment(s)
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
20 - 40%
Attendance and Professionalism

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Script(s) for selected productions.
Instructor prepared materials

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