TA 437, or Stage Make-up, isn’t your average YouTube makeup tutorial. After learning techniques to work with highlight, shadow, color and more, students learn how to work through the whole aging process – how to make themselves look middle age, old age or extremely old age. After that, they work on different projects that include getting turned into someone from the 1600 or 1700s, as well as switching genders and working with beards.
If realism isn’t your thing, the curriculum also features lessons about clowns and mimes, animals and four fantasy projects as their final, where students “can do anything from (the) Wicked Witch of The West to Klingons,” according to Professor Kathy Burleson.
Why You Should Take It
This isn’t your typical “sit down and take notes” style of class. While the early weeks of Stage Make-up are mostly lecture as you learn all of the techniques, the days where you work independently and get to be creative will make it all worthwhile.