In this program, students will continue developing other basic skills, including construction, shop practices, and rendering techniques, while mastering necessary degree-appropriate hand skills in makeup techniques and wig building and styling. The program offers design and conceptual experience, both in the studio and in actual production work. Webster is one of the few undergraduate institutions that requires that all of the productions be designed by students; faculty input on production work is strictly advisory. This practice allows students to acquire production experience necessary for the degree and provides representative samples for their portfolio.
Learn to analyze script and characters to develop an advanced, coherent visual concept, based on style, period and creative research for theatrical use.
The Conservatory is one of the few undergraduate institutions where all productions are designed by students. Faculty input on production work is strictly advisory. This practice allows you to acquire production experience necessary for your degree and provides representative samples for your portfolio. The combination of practical shop and stage work, as well as conceptual work in the design studio creates a unique opportunity for artistic and professional growth.
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Contact: John Wylie, Head of Design/Tech
“With my degree I have the ability to come in contact with so many people and hopefully make their show experience a positive one where they feel comfortable and can have fun too!”
BFA in Wig and Makeup Design, ‘22
BFA in Wig and Makeup Design
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