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THTR1130 – Stage Make-up pdf

Credits: 3 (2/1/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area 6. In this course, students will explore the fundamental design principles, materials and application techniques of stage make-up. Starting with the basic fundamentals and continuing through special effects, the student will use skills acquired to enhance character development. Students will apply theory through practical laboratory work in stage make-up applications.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. Identify materials and supplies used in stage make-up.
  2. Use terms and principles learned in class to discuss the fundamentals of stage makeup theory and application techniques.
  3. Explain the criteria and justify in oral and written form what constitutes an effective make-up design.
  4. Describe how make-up design contributes to atmosphere, theme, style and mood in play productions and enriches the meaning of drama.
  5. Utilize problem-solving skills by drafting multiple make-up designs on paper and then selecting the most appropriate style and materials for facial application.
  6. Apply make-up to enhance natural traits under stage lighting.
  7. Apply skills for application of corrective, character, fantasy and special effects make-up.
  8. Summarize historical and global make-up traditions, such as Greek masks and classical Japanese kabuki theatre make-up.
  9. Generate an informed personal reaction to make-up in a theatrical production.
MnTC goal areas:
  • 1. Effective Communication
  • 6. The Humanities and Fine Arts

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