SRJC Course Outlines

6/20/2024 3:17:30 AMTHAR 22 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 22Title:  THEATRE MAKEUP DESIGN  
Full Title:  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 Scheduled3.008 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 22A

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the materials and techniques of makeup design for stage, screen, and studio. Covers traditional and contemporary techniques of makeup application in both classroom and production environments.

Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25.4 or THAR 25 or THAR 25.5

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 2

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the materials and techniques of makeup design for stage, screen, and studio. Covers traditional and contemporary techniques of makeup application in both classroom and production environments.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25.4 or THAR 25 or THAR 25.5
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


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


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Safely and effectively perform practical application techniques of stage makeup design
     for the preparation of a theatrical performance or staged event.
2. Use traditional drawing materials and/or computer applications to create a convincing
     illusion of form and dimension on a flat surface in a makeup design rendering.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.    Identify various types of makeup products commonly used for stage, screen,
       and studio applications.
2.    Identify bone structure and facial shapes.
3.    Demonstrate the differences in makeup techniques used for stage, screen,
       and studio applications, including adjustments for lighting and/or venue size.
4.    Describe the role of makeup in a performance using specific theatrical makeup
5.    Use makeup to interpret a theatrical characterization.
6.    Analyze the art of stage makeup through an understanding of character elements,
       including 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
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 hairstyling.
14.  Work collaboratively and respectfully in a creative, problem-solving atmosphere.

Topics and Scope
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I. An Approach to Theatrical Makeup as a Profession
    A. The makeup artist's role
          1. Maintaining a professional appearance
          2. Professional standards and attitude
          3. Positions and career opportunities
    B. Working collaboratively with the production team
    C. Working with the performer
    D. Presenting your ideas orally and visually
II. Makeup Functions, Types, and Styles  
     A. The role of makeup
         1. In a theatrical production
         2. Other applications
    B. Types of makeup design
         1. Straight
         2. Corrective
         3. Age
         4. Character
         5. Non-realistic and special effects
         6. Fashion and glamour
    C. Production styles and makeup design
         1. Degree of realism or exaggeration
         2. Historical influences
    D. Other factors influencing makeup design
         1. Lighting sources and considerations
         2. Venue size and audience proximity
III. 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
IV. Facial Anatomy - Bone Structure and Facial Shapes
    A. Bones of the face
    B. Structure of the head
    C. Muscle and tissue
V. Equipment and Terminology for Makeup Design and Application
    A. The professional makeup kit - organization and care
    B. Physical needs of the makeup lab
    C. The makeup morgue
VI. Use of Color in Makeup Design
    A. Color in pigment
    B. Color in light - effects of theatrical lighting
    C. The lighting designer's role
VII. Health and Safety
    A. Skin types
    B. Skin care
    C. Maintaining hygienic conditions
    D. Testing for allergies
VIII. Application Techniques
    A. Products
         1. Powders
         2. Creams
         3. Other
    B. Tools
         1. Sponges
         2. Brushes
         3. Other
         4. Hygienic cleaning and storage procedures
    C. Makeup techniques for different situations
         1. Makeup for the stage
         2. Makeup for film, television and photography studio
         3. Makeup considerations by venue
         4. Other considerations such as lighting sources
IX. Rendering Techniques
    A. Shaping three-dimensional images on two-dimensional surfaces
         1. Hand drawing
         2. Computer applications
    B. Drawing with light and shadow
    C. Flat vs. curved surfaces - hard and soft edges
X. 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
XI. Designing the Character Makeup
    A. Types of visual research
         1. primary
         2. secondary
         3. evocative
    B. Interpreting the character analysis into visual elements
         1. color
         2. texture
         3. shapes
XII. Developing a Design Plan and Makeup Chart
    A. Materials and devices for design chart execution
    B. Shortcuts to rendering the face
XIII. Three-Dimensional Makeup Elements
    A. Nose and scar wax
    B. Safe use of Latex, spirit gum, and other three-dimensional makeup
    C. Gelatin
    D. Blood recipes
    E. Special constructions
         1. scars, burns, and cuts
         2. bruises
         3. non-realistic textures
XIV. 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
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.

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1. Reading: Textbook readings of 5-10 pages a week.
2. The Makeup Morgue: Compile and organize a pictorial notebook of facial types,
    colors, textures, etc. compiled from photographs from a variety of publications and
    the Internet.
3. Makeup Kit: Organize and maintain a makeup kit.
4. Drawing Exercises: Complete 1-4 exercises, such as -
    A. Facial shapes or overlay techniques
    B. Light and shade techniques
5. Complete 5-10 practice makeup applications to demonstrate techniques.  
6. Complete 2-4 original makeup designs, including a final design demonstrating
    multiple skills. Each project will include the following components:
    A. Research and write a character analysis for 1-2 of the designs
    B. Gather visual research
    C. Prepare design renderings and/or written makeup charts
    D. Actualize each design
    E. Present each design orally
    In addition:
    A. Develop and apply a three-dimensional makeup element to one of these
         actualized makeup designs.
    B. Build, incorporate, and apply a crepe wool facial hairpiece into one of these
         actualized makeup designs.
    C. Set, style, and incorporate a wig into one of these actualized makeup designs.
7. Critiques: Participate in informal critiques of peers. Students will orally describe,
    analyze, interpret, and evaluate makeup application and design.
8. 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, designers, actors, stage managers, 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
10 - 20%
1-2 character analyses
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework assignments including: analysis, research, planning, and rendering problem-solving; Makeup Morgue
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Drawing exercises; practice makeup applications; makeup design projects including final project
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%
Professionalism (includes participation and attendance); peer critique participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Complete Make-up Artist - Working in Film, Television, and Theatre (3rd ed).
    Delamar, Penny. Cengage Learning. 2015 (classic)
Stage Makeup. 11th ed. Corson, Richard and Norcross, Beverly Gore and Glavan, James.
    Routledge. 2019
Stage Makeup - The Actor's Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Today's Techniques and Materials.
    Thudium, Laura. Back Stage Books. 1999 (classic)
Pictorial Magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, National Geographic, Smithsonian, etc.
Instructor prepared materials.

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