Course for wig makers

HIGHLIGHTS

01.

PRACTICE

The students are not only involved in intensive practical exercises in the classroom but also in real world contexts, doing makeup and hairdressing for Academy artists in various opera and ballet productions.

02.

ON THE JOB

The internships take place at major performing arts venues in Italy and abroad.

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TEATRO ALLA SCALA

Receiving instruction from Teatro alla Scala professionals and watching as they work behind the scenes is a unique and invaluable educational experience.

04.

TUTORING

Course staff is constantly at the student’s side, guiding them through classroom lessons and orienting them in their professional choices.

05.

VERSATILITY

The skills acquired in this course apply to all types of productions—operas, ballets, plays, cinema, television— and also to photography, fashion, advertising, and events.

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EXTERNAL EXAMINER

The final examination committee is composed of the main course teachers and an external commissioner who is a professional in the field.

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PRODUCTS

Students are provided tools and materials of the highest professional quality..

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PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

Students will be able to confer with one of the teachers of the Photo, video and new media course to prepare his or her own portfolio.

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RECAP 2022-23

Curricular units and teaching staff
- Corrective and beauty makeup techniques
- Theatre makeup techniques (Roberto Maria Paglialunga)
- Beards and hairpieces (Alireza Rashidi)
- Hairdressing and historical hairdressing techniques (Michele Tiano and professional hairdressers)
- Special effects (Roberto Mestroni)
- History of theatre costumes (Luca Morando)
- Music appreciation (Fabio Sartorelli)
- Introduction to musical theatre (Andrea Massimo Grassi, Umberto Bellodi)
- Cosmetology (Elisabetta Casala)
- Lighting design (Emanuele Agliati)
- Interpersonal relations (Rita Cannata)
- Self-entrepreneurship (Rita Cannata)
- Teambuilding (Marta Aiello)
- Career orientation (Marta Aiello)
- Contract law (Gianfranco Daniele)
- Workplace safety (Sergio Tasca)
- Guided practical exercises (Cristina Davite, Federica Domestici)
- Basic portfolio photography (Laura Ferrari)
- Psychology of art
- Chromatology
- Anatomy for art
- English as a second language
- Free practical exercises

This list may besubject to change.
Length
Nine months, from November 2022 to July 2023.
Admission requisites
-between 18 and 29 years old;
- Secondary-school diploma or three-year profession.
Selection process
Applicants must pass a three-phase selection process to be admitted to the course:
- two written tests, one motivational, the other assessing basic knowledge of theatre makeup and hairstyling;
- two practical exercises, one involving applying makeup to a model and one involving hairstyling using a dummy;
- personal interview, focusing on the applicant’s motivations, aptitudes, and expectations.
Scholarship and loan
Scholarships are available to cover all or part of course fees for eligible students who request one. All the details are described into the announcement.

You must apply within:
April 30, 2022 for the first round of selections
September 20, 2022 for the second round.



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APPLICATION:
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ATTACHEMENTS:
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  • your full cv;
  • your passport;
  • certification of studies.

TUITION:
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