Content

Overview of the curriculum of Hasso von Hugo makeup school, in accordance to the state certified framework for the education of makeup artists in Germany.

First Year Curriculum

Introduction to the career: Working in theatre and photography

Theory

  • Hygiene and Hazardous Substances
  • Sanitation and Sterilization
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Skin and Hair Sciences: Skin Conditions, Allergies and Reactions, Perming and Dyeing, Working with Different Hair Types, Waxes and Oils
  • Head Measurements
  • Wig Bases (Uses and Durability)
  • Working and the Make-up Artist’s Career
  • Social-Welfare Policies



Computer Skills

  • Industry Specific Software
  • Computer-Aided Design Techniques

Vocationally Oriented English

Theory and Practise

  • Anatomy
  • Physiognomy
  • Make-up and Hair Sketching
  • Colour and Shape Design
  • Colour and Shape Variation
  • Design Sketching
  • Hygiene Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety Standards
  • Using Your Equipment Effectively
  • Communication Techniques

Hair

  • Facial Hair
  • Sideburns
  • Goatees
  • Full Beards
  • Moustaches
  • Hairpieces
  • Braids
  • Hair Pinning
  • Fantasy Wigs

Hairstyling

  • Haircutting Techniques
  • Blow-drying Techniques
  • Curlers (Application of wet, flexible foam, and hot curlers)
  • Curly and Straight
  • Hairstyles
  • Up Do’s
  • Styling with Braids
  • Introduction to Hairpieces
  • Hairstyle Design
  • Water-waves
  • Marcel-waves



Make-up

  • Skin Sciences: Skin Structure, Skin Types, Skin Colours
  • Basic Make-up Techniques
  • Rules of Beauty Make-up
  • Face Contouring and Correcting
  • Eye Shaping
  • Eyebrow Shaping
  • Nose Correcting
  • Lip Shaping and Correcting
  • Eyelash Basics (real and false)
  • Eyeliner
  • Beauty Make-up for Movies, Photo-shoots and the Stage



Principles of Stage Make-up

  • Animal Faces
  • Dramatic Character Make-up: witches, demons, dwarves, gnomes, zombies, children’s makeup

Prosthetics

  • Bald Head Construction and Colouring
  • Proper Storage
  • Artificial Face Parts

Studio Art

  • Sculpting Head and Body Parts
  • Positive and Negative Mould Techniques
  • Drawing
  • Rigid Masks
  • Flexible Masks
  • Artificial Pieces
  • Laminating
  • Papier-Mâché Masks
  • Mask Techniques (Positive and Negative Process)

Second Year Curriculum

Improving Techniques – Working in film and television

Theory

  • Stylistics
  • History of Art and Culture
  • Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration
  • Cost Accounting Basics (Budgeting)
  • Utilising Storage Spaces
  • Scheduling
  • Presentation Media
  • Time Management
  • Cue Sheets for Theatre and Film
  • Argumentation Techniques
  • Communication Procedures
  • Basic Economics
  • Environmental Protection and Policies
  • Basic Civil Rights
  • Political Opinions and Activism

Vocationally Oriented English



Theory and Practice

  • Modern, Historical and Culturally Specific Make-up
  • Materials and Equipment
  • Scheduling
  • Moderation and Presentation Techniques
  • Occupational Safety

Hair

  • Wig Bases: Uses and Durability
  • Half-bald Heads and Wigs
  • Special Hairpieces and Tresses

Studio Work

  • Hair Pinning and Application
  • Beard Application with Spirit Gum
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Skin Abnormalities
  • Aging Techniques

Hairstyling

  • Hair Design under Production-Related Constraints
  • Historical Hairstyles with and without Wigs
  • Using Historical Hairpieces
  • Water-/Marcel-wave
  • Developing Design Concepts



Make-up

  • Anatomical Transformations: Skulls, Altering Ethnicity
  • Make-up under Production Requirements
  • Different Make-up Styles
  • Character Development and Representation
  • Colour Contrasts and Effects

Prosthetics

  • Full and Partial Bald-heads
  • Gelatine and Cold Foam Facial features

Moulding

Head, Face, and Body Impressions

  • Direct Process Masks
  • Impressions, Moulds and Models

Studio Art

  • Portraiture
  • Light and Shadow
  • Facial Studies and Drawing techniques
  • Colour and Form: Psychological Effects
  • Sketching
  • Colour Mixing
  • Character Mask Sculpting

Third Year Curriculum

It’s what is inside that counts—Finalising your training and preparing for professional life

Theory

  • Stylistics
  • Revision and Exam Preparation
  • Economics
  • Social Relationships

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Photoshop

Vocationally Oriented English

Theory and Practice

  • Documentation
  • Product Knowledge
  • Product Design
  • Dealing with Chemicals
  • Project Planning
  • Principles of Design
  • Testing Criteria
  • Preparing and Using Cue Sheets

Hair

  • Measuring Men’s Wigs on Plaster Models
  • Research and Execution According to Specifications
  • Fantasy Wigs

Hairstyling

  • Creating Role-Specific Hairstyles under Time Constraints
  • Modern and Historical Hairstyles with Wigs and Natural Hair
  • Water-wave and Marcel-wave
  • Make-up Artist Tasks
  • Air Brush Techniques
  • Skin Diseases and Injuries
  • Flexible and Rigid Deformations
  • Character Masks
  • Revision and Exam Preparation

Prosthetics

  • Facial Prostheses
  • Working with Silicon
  • Open Mould Procedures
  • Wounds

Sculpting

  • Role Specific Character Heads and Body Parts
  • Positive and Negative Method Wounds

Studio Art

Overall Interpretation:

  • Hairstyles
  • Masks
  • Shapes
  • Aging Process
  • Caricatures
  • Sketches
  • Masks of Different Cultures