AOM 106


The final class in this year-long program focuses on all aspects of film makeup including: Set etiquette, character development, building the artist’s portfolio, appliances applications, advanced painting techniques development of horror and fantasy characters for film including complex injuries, and Film and TV budget breakdowns.


Final Exam is the design and application of a realistic looking fantasy or human character for Film situations with the use of given appliances the day of the application for evaluation and grading.


Upon completion of this course the student will have acquired the following competencies:

  • Compare and recognize cosmetics, materials and techniques used for film quality makeup applications.

  • Relate and describe occupations and departments within the film industry that may work in conjunction with makeup artists.

  • Describe proper film set etiquette, terminology, protocol and job criteria.

  • Implement reference research and utilize realistic painting techniques to create life-like creations.

  • Identify and utilize “out-of-the-kit” materials when specialized products are not available.

  • Construct, create and apply realistic looking simulated complex injuries for film work.

  • Application, advanced painting, and maintenance of gelatin, foam latex, silicone appliances and pros-aide transfers for character makeup designs.

  • Experiment, construct and practice with specialized materials needed for assigned project completion.

  • Conduct a script budget analysis that includes setting facilities, purchasing supplies and materials, hiring and salary distribution and character breakdowns and designs.

  • Collect research materials, design, construct and apply techniques learned on a final project for portfolio use.


  • Introduction to Film Works / History of Cinema Changes

  • Realistic & Advanced Painting Techniques / PAX Paints.

  • Appliances Applications: Gelatin, Foam Latex, Pros Aide Transfers & Encapsulated Silicone.

  • Script Breakdown & Budgeting for Film.

  • Fabricating and “Out-of-Kit” Build Ups.

  • Complex Injuries and Wounds Simulation.

  • Rigging Gags and Accident Recreation.

  • Film Quality Horror & Fantasy Characters Development.

  • Make Up Artists History & Their Contributions.

  • Working in team with Other Makeup Department artists for a final recorded production.

  • Review, Research, Development and Practice for Final Exam Character.

  • Final Exam Photo Shoot session.