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DRAMA 316 A: Theatrical Makeup

Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:50am - 12:50pm

Syllabus Description:


TUESDAY / THURSDAY – 10:50 – 1:00 or 1:10 – 3:20
JONES PLAYHOUSE THEATER ...206-685-9419  dressingroom
JOSIE GARDNER...543-2102 office, voice mail
    Email –
Tuesday, June 20    Introduction, explain policies and supplies list,
            Assignment -     corrective and fashion make - up work sheet.
              Collect 5 examples of male faces and 5 examples of female faces for research.  Prepare to talk about  your examples.

Thursday, June 22    Apply corrective make - up. Must have materials.
            Assignment - old age

             Bring 5 pictures that are examples of old age for research .

Tuesday, June 27        Apply old age make - up.... Discussion and photos.


Thursday, June 29         Apply Chinese Opera Dan or Qing Yi(Ch'ing I)Character make - up

            Assignment – animal or fantasy make – up work sheet. Must have examples of research.


Tuesday July 4  -   NO CLASS

Thursday July 6   Apply animal or fantasy make - up 
             Assignment - horror make - up, Bring 5 examples of trauma for research.
Tuesday  July 11     Apply Horror make – up
            Video – “Special / Character Effects.”
      Assignment – Beards, bring 5 examples of beards and crepe hair supplies .    

Thursday July 13   Apply beards
         Assignment - HIstorical Make up. Bring at least one example of research and completed work sheet

Tuesday July 18   Historical Make up, Bring at least one example of research and a completed work shirt. Group Project or Paper due on line by midnight.


    **** If you would like to request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Disabled Student Services, 448 Schmitz, 543-8924 (V/TDD).  If you have a letter from Disabled Student Services indicating you have a disability that requires academic accommodation, please present the letter to me so we can discuss the accommodations you might need for class. *****       

Additional Details:

This is an entry level technical make up workshop based class. Most of the work is completed within the time limitations of the class. This course offers the student a practical guide to the theory and practice of different levels of stage make up.

Students are required to purchase specific supplies and tools to complete the course. A limited understanding of color, light, and shadow are encouraged. Enthusiasm is welcomed and appreciated. Read more about this class in an article from University Week. 2 credits.

Catalog Description: 
Basic principles, with intensive practice in application of makeup for use on proscenium and arena stages.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:06pm