Facial Hair and Knotting

Also available as a single module

MODULE OVERVIEW

During the facial hair and knotting course, you will learn the fundamental elements required to make, apply and extend existing facial hair makeup to a standard high enough for HD cameras. You will study postiche including wigs, hair pieces, moustaches, beards and sideburns.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to apply lace facial hair such as a moustache or sideburns
  • The principles of trimming and tonging facial hair, as well as how to remove, clean and block for future use
  • How to make templates for your own bespoke facial pieces
  • The principles of knotting your own piece of facial hair
  • The importance of making the right choice regarding character and period using our extensive visual resources

WHAT YOU’LL CREATE

  • A piece of facial hair made to your own design
  • Use your bespoke facial hair to create a total character look

16 Week Intensive Set Ready Course

11th September 2017 – 19th January 2018 – £7,995 (dates include three weeks of school holidays).

1 Week Short Course

2nd – 6th September 2017 – £600

" Being able to knot postiche is fast becoming a very desirable skill on set. It is a great asset to have especially if you are working on low budget films or theatre productions. "

Veronica McAleer - Course Director

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Need to know

Enrolling at MAKUP is easy – just fill in the form online or call us if you have any queries. You must be 18 or over to study at MAKUP. However, there is no age limit!

If you are accepted, you will then be asked to pay a deposit of 10% of the relevant course fee. This will secure your place. This deposit is non–refundable. Six weeks prior to commencement you will be asked to pay the balance in full.

Please note as a special exemption,to accommodate January 2016 PCDL applicants,the balance less the deposit can be paid no later than one week before the course commences. Potential students applying on this basis will also receive their deposit back in full if they cannot secure a PCDL.

All other applicants must comply with our regular terms and conditions. We accept payment by credit or debit card. Please ring our office on 01212 965 230.

Late bookings must be paid for in full.

None — we start with the basics.

All you need is passion, a conscientious and positive attitude, and the ability to take constructive criticism.

Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion for your relevant course.

The classes will be limited to ten students, maximising your contact time with Veronica and the other tutors.

Veronica will use her bank of industry contacts to help you as much as possible with work experience once you have completed your course.

Unpaid work as a makeup trainee may well be the bulk of your opportunities at the start, which will help you to build on your existing skills; as well as providing you with invaluable contacts.

We host regular open days, where you can look around the studio, chat to current students and try out some mini workshops. Visit the Dates And Events page for details of our next open day.

All products are provided as part of the course price. All the products are currently used in the industry, and can be found in Veronica’s own makeup kit.

All modules run from 10.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

We do not provide accommodation. However, with three universities, Birmingham is very student–friendly city, and you won’t struggle to find affordable accommodation.

For the majority of the course, students practice on each other. During the Portfolio sections of the course, you will need to bring in your own models.

No. The makeup industry is a practical environment, and the training we provide gives hands on experience and learning in the practical assets of the job. With Veronica’s years of experience and industry contacts, you won’t be missing out.

Over the duration of this course you will discover how to use knotting for a realistic look and how to ensure existing facial hair makeup is cut well. You will be encouraged to use a mixture of hair colours for a natural effect and to think about movement and how the facial hair should be dressed.

As part of the course you will learn how to create texture and effects by styling hair at the roots. You will study how to create a beard template using the correct measurements and how to transfer the template to a block.

Our facial hair and knotting course incorporates directional knotting and growth patterns. We will offer you insight into netting construction, darts and whipping, plus technical skills such as how to hide lace from a HD camera.

From Gandalf to Mr T, from Hans Gruber to Hagrid, facial hair often becomes an integral part of a key character’s signature look. In fact, facial hair, knotting and postiche are frequently used for stage and screen and you will discover how to adapt them to suit each platform.

Our course will teach you how to use the correct products such as primer, bruise gel, spirit gum, face paint, dauber, glue and moustache wax. Furthermore, you will learn the basics including application, maintenance plus styling and trimming.

You will discover how to apply lace facial hair makeup such as a moustache or sideburns, as well as the principles of cutting and tonging facial hair, as well as how to remove, clean and block for future use.

We will teach you how to make templates for your own bespoke facial pieces plus the principles of knotting your own piece of facial hair and different types of knotting.

You will establish the importance of making the right choice regarding character and period using our extensive visual resources.

Whether you are considering a career in film, television or theatre, you may be called upon to create wigs to evolve characters, change the perceived age of someone or provide the right hair for period styles.

As part of the course you will create a piece of facial hair makeup made to your own design and use your bespoke facial hair to create a total character look for your final portfolio.

Talk to Veronica today to find out why you should sign up for our course.

Be working on wigs on-set in 16 weeks! Register today.


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