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Special Effects Make-Up Artistry

Seneca College Certificate


Overview

This program has been designed to meet the standards of the professional cosmetics and entertainment industry. Students learn through demonstration and hands-on instruction the challenging art of glamour makeup and make-up application for stage, television and film. Special effects makeup as well as production work and script analysis are included.

Toronto is recognized as a film/television centre with a growing number of people employed in production. Program graduates are in high demand as makeup artists representing commercial cosmetics companies. Challenging career options include retail cosmetic demonstration, make-up application for fashion shows, bridal and glamour photography, television, film and theatre.

This advanced program covers the theory, art, and skills of makeup application for glamour, theatre, motion pictures and television. Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to work in these fields, and an awareness of the business essentials that are crucial for success.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a good command of the English language in order to be successful in this program.

Prerequisites

It is your responsibility to ensure that program requirements and course prerequisites as outlined are met. Prerequisites are included for your academic protection. Knowledge of the prerequisite material is assumed by your instructor and instruction will proceed accordingly. Students lacking prerequisites not only jeopardize their own ability to succeed but present unnecessary interruption. If you lack appropriate prerequisites (or Transfer Credit for the prerequisite course) you may be asked to withdraw or transfer to a more appropriate course with the risk of academic/financial penalty.


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Curriculum

Certificate Requirement - 8 Courses

COS710
Make-Up Basics
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Students study basics of special effects makeup and learn to apply glamour makeup for day and evening. An understanding of facial structure, colour theory, as well as the tools, materials and techniques for skillful application are studied and put into practice.




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COS711
Hairstyling for Professional Make-Up Artists
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Students learn the procedures of basic hairstyling. From the simple art of a blowout, to the proper technique of an elegant up-do style. A variety of tools will be mandatory to perform in this class. Students will be required to bring a live model for one of the assignments.
Students are required to have all these tools and supplies for the first class. Mannequin head with hair a minimum of 16 inches in length with stand clamp for table mount, blow dryer with nozzle, hot rollers, 1 inch or 1 1/4" barrel curling iron, 3 sizes of round brushes, small, medium and large, teasing brush, flat paddle brush, tail comb, barbering comb, bobby pins, do all clips, hair elastics, water spray bottle, medium to light hold hairspray.




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COS715
Fashion Make-Up
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Prerequisite(s):

COS710

This course introduces students to specialty makeup application techniques for fashion and bridal photography. Natural to high fashion looks, runway and historical makeup are included. Professional photo sessions assist students to develop a portfolio of their work.




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COS718
Air Brush Makeup Artistry
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Prerequisite(s):

COS710 and COS715

Airbrush is the most advanced method of applying makeup. Using airbrushing techniques, students learn to create a variety of looks from natural to glamour and fantasy. Topics include safety, equipment, products, making and using stencils and shields, designs for the face and body and creating temporary tattoos.




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COS720
Character Makeup
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Prerequisite(s):

COS710 and COS715

Makeup application for the theatre requires a knowledge of the proper use of colours and the particular effects that lighting has on colour. Students learn to design makeup for various distance ranges in production work. Students must purchase some supplies.




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COS730
Theatre Makeup
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Prerequisite(s):

COS710, COS715 and COS720

This course is designed to allow the student to conduct character studies and to skillfully create and convey characters through the use of makeup. Topics include latex aging, facial hair and bald caps.




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COS750
Film & TV Makeup
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Prerequisite(s):

COS710, COS715, COS720 and COS730

This course qualifies students to apply make-up professionally for film or television productions. Students learn to apply eyebrow covers, facial lifts, pates, and to apply make-up for the television studio and film. Period make-up, aging for television techniques and casualty simulation are included.




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COS760
Production Work and Script Analysis
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Prerequisite(s):

COS750

Knowing how to read a script is necessary in organizing make-up needs, assessing the time required for a film or television series, preparing a budget, and scheduling make-up call times. Human relations requirements for success in dealing with an employer and the performing artists are studied, as well as the business practices essential for a career as a freelance make-up artist.




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Required Supplies

Students are required to purchase supplies for each course. A supply list will be distributed during the first class.

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Minimum Performance for Graduation

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if they have maintained an overall good standing in their current program of study. Students in degree programs will be eligible to graduate when they have obtained an average of C (2.5 GPA) in courses in the main field of study, and an average of C (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.

Program Contacts

Maria Graziosi
Program Assistant
Maria.Graziosi@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22512


Jane Stevenson
Part-time Program Coordinator
Jane.Stevenson@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24130


Barbara Pimenoff
Program Coordinator
Barbara.Pimenoff@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24019