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.

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
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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.

Glamour Make-Up  (COS710), Fashion Make-Up (COS715), Character Make-Up
(COS720) and Theatre Make-Up (COS730)

Topic Outline
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

Mode of Instruction
Classroom lecture, demonstrations, practical, classwork. 

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Required Supplies
Basic make-up kit

Scissors  Hair gel - Alcohol free
Disposable containers  1/4" flat stiff brush
2 Bra hooks  4 Small elastics  Koban coat thread  1/8 yard stage lace  4 bobby pins
3rd Degree  Tail comb  Fine tooth comb  Collodion  Scar material or Tuplast
Alcohol 99%  Bond off  Pros aide II  Wax
Sealor  Glycerin  Stipple sponge  Knox gelatin  Kettle
Liquid blood  Fresh scabs  Yellow vaseline or Dax  Bruise, burns, exposure kits  Sponges

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
Casualty Simulation  15%
Period Make-up project
Bald Caps
Examination - Written  10%
Examination - Practical
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

Please Note:
All homework is to be completed before class time.

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 Somers