Introduction to Theatrical and Media Makeup

  • £180 + VAT plus £50 one-off cost for kit

  • 10 weeks, 5.30 pm – 8 pm

This course will enable you to be proficient in the application of specialised makeup for theatrical and media purposes. You will have the opportunity to create a totally unique example of makeup artistry or simulated injury special effect.

You will gain an understanding of the big difference between a special effects makeup kit and a catwalk makeup kit. Multiple chemicals will be used, so there will be a need for skin sensitivity tests.

A health and safety quiz will be completed regarding contra‐indications (skin conditions which prevent or restrict the use of media makeup).

Hands-on activities will give you multiple ways to practice and review makeup materials. Bruising and scarring techniques will be demonstrated, and there will be an introduction to four simulated injury techniques: wax and gelatine used to simulate a wound, liquid latex to simulate ageing and burns, and silicone to sculpt into a simulated wound. You will learn how to apply, and paint, a small animal-themed prosthetic piece, how to apply crepe hair to create a moustache, and you will also learn how to create and apply a bald cap.

You will use makeup templates to create a unique design, a makeup morgue (mood-board of design ideas) and put what you have learnt into practice to create your designs. Photographic evidence of practical work will be collected through the process and must be provided to complete the course.

During the course, you will:

  • Follow health, safety and hygiene procedures
  • Be able to prepare model and work area for special effects makeup
  • Demonstrate the practical skill and capability to effectively blend special effects makeup
  • Prepare makeup sketches
  • Incorporate the principles of makeup artistry into design

Practical assessment throughout the course.

No previous knowledge required.

Enhance your skill set with:

  • Spray tanning
  • Women’s hairdressing
  • Barbering

You will gain an understanding of the big difference between a special effects makeup kit and a catwalk makeup kit. Multiple chemicals will be used, so there will be a need for skin sensitivity tests.

A health and safety quiz will be completed regarding contra‐indications (skin conditions which prevent or restrict the use of media makeup).

Hands-on activities will give you multiple ways to practice and review makeup materials. Bruising and scarring techniques will be demonstrated, and there will be an introduction to four simulated injury techniques: wax and gelatine used to simulate a wound, liquid latex to simulate ageing and burns, and silicone to sculpt into a simulated wound. You will learn how to apply, and paint, a small animal-themed prosthetic piece, how to apply crepe hair to create a moustache, and you will also learn how to create and apply a bald cap.

You will use makeup templates to create a unique design, a makeup morgue (mood-board of design ideas) and put what you have learnt into practice to create your designs. Photographic evidence of practical work will be collected through the process and must be provided to complete the course.

During the course, you will:

  • Follow health, safety and hygiene procedures
  • Be able to prepare model and work area for special effects makeup
  • Demonstrate the practical skill and capability to effectively blend special effects makeup
  • Prepare makeup sketches
  • Incorporate the principles of makeup artistry into design

Practical assessment throughout the course.

No previous knowledge required.

Enhance your skill set with:

  • Spray tanning
  • Women’s hairdressing
  • Barbering

Cowbridge Road, Bridgend

This is one of our busier campuses and is located within walking distance of Bridgend town centre. It offers a wide range of courses from Childhood Studies and Fashion to Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Travel and Independent Living Skills.

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