THEA-135: Introduction to Stage Makeup

Liberal Arts
Performing Arts
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Introduction to Stage Makeup
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
ENG-093 and/or ENG-081 eligible
Catalog Course Description

Provides an analysis of the basic functions of stage makeup, demonstrates the art of makeup application, and explores age, animal, fantasy, horror, and foam latex prosthetic makeup techniques. Students design and apply their own makeup as well as design and apply makeup for actors in HFC mainstage productions.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

Students will learn the basic techniques of corrective makeup, highlight and shadow techniques, two dimensional aging, eyebags, nasolabial folds, crepe hair, 3-D effects, stippling, burns, scars, animal makeup, stylized makeup, portrait makeup, and introduction to prosthetics.

Core Course Topics
  1. Straight Makeup: Design and Execution.
  2. Character Makeup: Design and Execution.
  3. Beards and Hair: Design and Execution.
  4. Prosthetic Makeup: Design and Execution.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Design painted stage makeup.
  2. Apply painted stage makeup.
  3. Design prosthetic makeup.
  4. Create prosthetic makeup.*

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Objective tests
  2. Projects
  3. Analysis of professional makeup

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Determined by department

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2015
ILT Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date