Makeup Artistry Certificate Program - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

Program Overview

The Makeup Artistry Certificate (In Partnership with Bobbi Brown Studio) prepares students for productive careers in the cosmetics industry as it relates to fields including media, performance, and fashion. Coursework focuses on the development of aesthetic principles, observational abilities, and practical skills through intensive classroom study and application. The program is based in the Department of Art and Design. For further information, go to: Makeup Artistry Certificate.

Curriculum Requirements

All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (click here) in addition to courses applicable to their major. Students pursuing the Makeup Artistry Certificate, in addition, must complete the requirements below.


Course Descriptions:

ARAN190: Introduction to the Visual Arts (1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours studio)

Introduction to the ways in which people have expressed themselves in the visual arts including painting, sculpture, crafts, architecture, film, photography, and graphic design explored through studio projects, reading, and gallery and museum visits. The focus will be the nature and experience of art across many cultures and its central role in our daily lives. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: For non-majors.

ARHT105: Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval (3 hours lecture)

The history of Western art, architecture, and material culture from Prehistory through the Middle Ages: Paleolithic and Neolithic art; ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for Fine Arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Animation and Illustration, Fine Arts, and Graphic Design. Previous course ARHS 105 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT106: Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern (3 hours lecture)

The history of Western art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present: the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Impressionist, and Modern Periods. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for Fine Arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Animation and Illustration, Fine Arts, and Graphic Design. Previous course ARHS 106 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARTX122: Culture and Appearance (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of dress in terms of cultural, social, psychological and economic influences. Clothing and adornment choices related to individual concerns, including aesthetic, physical and ecological factors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Personal/Professional Issues. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

ARTX150: Fundamentals of Makeup for Beauty and Fashion

An intensive training experience in the fundamentals of makeup for beauty and fashion. 3 sh.

ARTX151: Advanced Principles and Techniques of Makeup for Fashion and Beauty (3 hours lecture)

This course prepares students in advanced techniques of makeup for fashion and beauty. Principles of health, diet, makeup selection and application technique, and color selection will be covered. Extensive lab experience will help prepare students in technique and product selection for a wide range of special occasions, runway, photo, special skin types and tones. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 150.

ARTX152: Professional Level Challenges in Makeup Artistry (3 hours lecture)

An intensive experience-based course in professional level makeup artistry as practiced in the fashion and beauty industry. Topics include makeup for the camera, working with designers in fashion, and portfolio development. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 150 and ARTX 151.

ARTX220: Textile and Apparel Industry (3 hours lecture)

In-depth study of factors which spur progress, affect supply, demand, and ultimately the consumer. History, economic structure and patterns of production, distribution and marketing of textile and apparel industries. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

THTR139: Stage Make-Up (1 hour lecture, 2 hours studio)

Appreciation of make-up through symbolic aspects and historic differences with regard to theatrical productions. Make-up materials and their uses; creating corrective and character make-up, mustaches and beards for a research or creative experience to compile a practical resource file. Course cannot be repeated; can only be taken one time for either one, two or three credits. Previous course THTR 278 effective through Spring 2014. 1 - 3 sh.

THTR239: Advanced Stage Make-Up (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab)

A demonstration laboratory in planning and executing corrective middle-age, old age, stylized and other creations; three-dimensional make-up with crepe hair, latex, putty and dermawax; make-up crew supervision. Previous course THTR 378 effective through Winter 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 278.