The majority of the final grade for this class is based on project work. Makeup is best
learned through application so students will be expected to complete several full
projects over the semester, each being evaluated using the following criteria:
- Completion: The project is completed during the allotted time.
- Precision: Obvious care has been takes in executing the project as detailed, no sloppy
- Creativity: Where appropriate, points will be awarded for a student stretching their
abilities in creative ways such as in Fantastic makeup projects.
- Proper use of materials: Students must use the materials specified to maintain the
health of their skin. Experimentation with unknown products is strongly discouraged.
The remainder of the final grade will be determined by students participation in projects,
their willingness to try new techniques and ask pertinent questions about them.
Much character is enhanced through proper use of makeup. Whether it is as broad as a
full transformation such as the performers from Cats or as simple as subtle aging of an
actor, all performers and many technicians will benefit from knowledge of Stage
Makeup. Along with this, actors need to know the ramifications of using makeup
regularly in concerns for the health of their skin. Having that knowledge and these skills
are essential for the working professional. Furthermore, most 4 year programs often
require a class in Stage Makeup at the Freshman of Sophomore level so by having such
a class in the students program gains them a better chance at transfer.
Project work in this course will provide further material for students’ portfolios in
technical areas. Examples of makeup execution make for great portfolio displays.
Successful completion of these projects will enhance a student’s chances to gain
employment in the field and/or transfer to a four-year institution for further training.
Along with that work, Students successfully completing this course will learn a skill set
that will serve them throughout their professional careers. In the short term, they will
be able to confidently add those skills to their resumés, making them more attractive to
the profession and four-year academic programs.
USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
Photographic documentation of student work will be kept in digital format for future
reference and shared with the students for their portfolios. This documentation may be used as reference for future classes and promotion for the program. These findings can
also be used in yearly review to determine the course’s effectiveness and support
possible plans for improvement.