COS750 - Film & TV Makeup

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Subject Title
Film & TV Makeup

Subject Description
This subject 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.  Students wil be required to bring a live model for two of the assignments and for the practical exam.

Credit Status
This is a required credit in the Special Effects Make-Up Artistry Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Apply basic and age make-up for film and television.

2. Construct and apply a bald pate.

3. Construct and apply facial lifts.

4. Demonstrate understanding of the history of make-up.

5. Research and apply simluated casualty make-ups.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Make-Up Basics - COS710
Fashion Make-Up - COS715
Character Make-Up - COS720
Theatre Make-Up - COS730

Topic Outline

Available in evening classes - 7 week Lecture Schedule

Television studio
Television aging make-up
Film Make-up - basic and aging
Making facial lifts
Applying lifts
Casualty simulation
Period make-up presentation
Water melon bald pates - making
Apply bald pates

* A detailed weekly addendum with due sates will be posted on Blackboard.

Mode of Instruction
Classroom lectures, demonstrations and practical application in class. 

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Required Supplies
Students are required to supply the following:

Basic Make-up Kit (COS710, COS715, COS720, COS730)
Bobby Pins x 4
Bra Hooks x 2
Brush - 1/4" Flat Stiff
Disposable Containers
Fina Tooth Comb
Koban Coat Thread
Small Elastics x 4
Stage Lace: 1/8 yard
Stipple Sponge
Tail Comb

3rd Degree - 2 Part Silicone
Blood - Liquid
Bond off or De-Solve
Collodion - Scar Materia or Tuplast
Fresh Scabs
Geltain  - Knox
Hair Gel - Alcohol free
Mini Detailing Palette - Flesh tomes
Mini Detailing Palette - Starter
Mini Detailing Palette - Trauma
Pros aide
Rigid Collodion - Sealer
Yellow Vaseline or Dax

** Students are required to have all their tools and products for the first class.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Grading is based on the Following Marking Scheme:

# Project Description Value
1 Period Make-up project 40%
2 Casualty Simulation 15%
3 Bald Caps 15%
4 Examination - Written 10%
5 Examination - Practical 20%

As stated in Academic Policy, a student must successfully complete all major segments of a subject in order to earn a passing grade. Students who have not passed the term work may not be permitted to write the final examination. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of Academic Policy, available at Seneca registration offices.

Late projects WILL NOT be accepted for marking.
All homework is to be completed before class time.

Due to the nature of this course, attendance in all classes is mandatory in order to achieve the learning outcomes.  Any absences must be supported by a Doctor's note or a legal document, within one week.  Any student who fails to attend more than 2 three hour classes or 1 six hour class will not pass the subject.

No student will be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if, in more than 30% of the subjects required for graduation, the student has received
a "D" grade.

**Please retain this document for future educational / employment use. 

Approved by: Lisa Harfield