TH 120 Principles of Stage Design
TH 430/530 Historic Costume
TH 433/533 Costume Design I
TH 435/535 Prof. Presentation
TH 436/536 Fabric Modification
TH 437/537 Drawing
TH 439/539 Adv. Stage Makeup
TH 635 Costume Design III
TH 639 Costume Design IV
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Honors and Awards
Employment / Placement
TH 439/539 Advanced Stage Makeup
Instructor: Donna Meester
Office: Rowand-Johnson 235
Office Hours: T/TH 10:00-11:00
Prerequisites: Th 230 or permission of instructor
Required Texts: Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics; Second Edition. Todd Debreceni: Focal Press
Suggested Text: The Makeup Artist Handbook; Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall; Focal Press
Other Course Materials: Makeup kit, Cold Cream, Vaseline, Washcloth/Towel, Makeup sponges, Scissors, old T-shirt
Course Description: The student will expand their already basic knowledge of stage makeup. Upon completion of this course students will have a positive mold of their face and know how to build various appliances or masks using this mold. Work with air brush, hand-laid hair and tattoos will also be included.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
· Apply 3-D techniques, using materials such as latex, foam and alginate
· Hand lay facial or body hair
· Apply temporary tattoos using a variety of methods
· Develop more advanced character design and application through the analysis of characters and application of that analysis in makeup design
January 9 TH Course Introduction
14 T Chapters 1-3
16 TH Old Age Day
21 T Work on Positives (casting)
23 TH Work on Positives (casting)
28 T Work on Positives (casting)
30 TH No Class
February 4 T Work on Positives
6 TH Chapter 4 Sculpting the Makeup
11 T Chapter 5 Breakdown of the Sculpture
13 TH Chapter 6 Casting the Appliances
18 T Casting the positive appliance
20 TH Chapter 7 Applying the Makeup Appliance
25 T Chapter 8 Hair and Wigs
27 TH Chapter 10 Other Makeup Effects
March 4 T Bald Caps
6 TH SETC
11 T Hand-Laid hair
13 TH Airbrush
18 T Tattoos
20 TH Tattoos
25 T Spring Break
27 TH Spring Break
April 1 T TBA
3 TH TBA
8 T TBA
10 TH TBA
15 T Present Final Proposal
17 TH Work on Final
22 T Work on Final
22 TH Work on Final
NOTE: This schedule is subject to change. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of such changes.
Exams and Assignments
Positive face cast will be graded using the following criteria:
· Work habits
· Smooth surface without holes
Prosthetic Appliance project will be graded using the following criteria:
· Realistic color choices used
· Smooth dimensioning of appliance
· Process/technique used
· Final effect
Grading Policy (note that requirements will differ for graduate and undergraduates on items marked with *)
Positive face cast = 150 pts.
Sculpting = 150 pts.
Prosthetic Appliance = 100
Appliance application = 50 pts.
Bald Cap = 100 pts.
*Hand-laid hair = 100 pts.
*Tattoos = 100 pts.
*Final Project = 250 pts.
Total = 1000 pts.
Grading will be on a 10% scale: 900-1000 = A; 800-899 = B; 700-799 = C; 600-699 = D; 599 and less = F
Cell phones must be turned off during. Any signals (ringing, beeps, etc.), or texting will result in a 25 point grade deduction for each occurance, from the final grade.
Policy on Missed Exams & Coursework
It is expected that you will be in class to present your project on the day that it is due. Without prior approval an absence on that day will result in a 50 point deduction of your grade on that project. The project will be presented during the following class period.
This is a lab course. Attendance is expected for all classes. Two absences will result in one full drop of a letter grade of the final grade. Each additional absence will result in an additional ½ grade drop. Three tardies (5 minutes or more late) will constitute one absence. There is no such thing as an excused absence. If you are not in class, your are absent. Plan accordingly!
If you are registered with the Office of Disability Services, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible to discuss any course accommodations that may be necessary. If you have a disability, but have not contacted the Office of Disability Services, please call 348-4285 or visit 133-B Martha Parham Hall East to register for services. Students who may need course adaptations because of a disability are welcome to make an appointment to see me during office hours. Students with disabilities must be registered with the Office of Disability Services, 133-B Martha Parham Hall East, before receiving academic adjustments.
Policy on Academic Misconduct
All students in attendance at the University of Alabama are expected to be honorable and to observe standards of conduct appropriate to a community of scholars. The University expects from its students a higher standard of conduct than the minimum required to avoid discipline. Academic misconduct includes all acts of dishonesty in any academically related matter and any knowing or intentional help or attempt to help, or conspiracy to help, another student.
The Academic Misconduct Disciplinary Policy will be followed in the event of academic misconduct.