Summer CoursesCreative Make-up for Stage and Screen

Course Overview

24th July – 10th August 2018

Learn the key creative make-up techniques for media and performance.

Course highlights include:

  • Learn key techniques and processes of creative make-up
  • Avant Garde experimentation & High Fashion techniques
  • Casualty Simulation Makeup
  • Developing a Character
  • Zombie Workshop:  Latex and Special Effects
  • 1920s, 1940s and 1960s Makeup styles
  • Wig work and Period Hair
  • Ageing effects
  • Use industry standard equipment in professional make-up studios
  • Series of photoshoots to record your created styles to add to portfolio

Working in our dedicated make-up studios, you’ll be introduced to a diverse range of make-up and hair skills, as well as exploring special effects and prosthetic make-up for film and television.

You’ll learn and practice a range of core technical and creative fundamental techniques to increase your confidence as well as your practical skills. You will be encouraged to experiment; extended practical sessions will give you the opportunity to create your own looks and develop your own style.

You will work with specialist materials including latex application; a ‘zombie workshop’ will guide you through the design process and application of creating your own zombie transformation.

You will enhance your knowledge on iconic looks through the ages, recreating key aspects of the era and have the opportunity to experiment in a variety of period hair work, including wigs and specialist hair pieces.

A number of your finished ‘looks’ will be recorded in a series of professional photo shoots to add to your portfolio or cv.

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Course Aims

The course aims to:

  • Provide extended practical sessions to develop your make-up skills in a professional Higher Education setting
  • Develop your observational skills and aesthetic awareness in relation to make-up design
  • Enable you to develop your individual make-up style through a series of exploratory and experimental workshops
  • Enable you to explore industry standard make-up resources in a safe environment, developing your confidence and understanding of appropriate use of equipment and best practice
  • Enhance your understanding of fashion analysis techniques; how to communicate visually and respond creatively to a brief
  • Enable you to produce a digital folio of work for future development or use at interview
  • Enhance your understanding of important historical, social and cultural issues related to make-up and hair, and their influence on contemporary make-up design
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of the make-up industry as a collaborative production process and the specialist roles within this process (make-up artist, stylist, fashion writer, photographer etc)
  • Encourage your reflective skills through the critique of your own and others’ work, as well as through the critical study of key make-up concepts

Course Materials & Resources

All course materials and equipment are included in the course fee; students will be taught in our dedicated make-up studios and workshops with access to our digital media suites, library and online resources.

Course Outcomes & Assessment

A series of  photoshoots to record and capture all of the finished make-up looks and styles to add to your portfolio/cv and for future development.

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Summer Course Certificate detailing course contents and study hours.

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