Wig maker
23 April 2014



heatrical makeup artists and hair stylists is a training course that prepares professionals specialized in making, cleaning and conservation of hairstyles, makeup drawing, and any effects such as shadows, aging, rejuvenation, wound; they will also wisely use all the tools to manage stage makeup and wigs.

Students will be able to operate not only in theater but also in other areas of the performing arts, including photo shoots, fashion shows, movie and television sets. Technical coordination is entrusted to Tiziana Libardo, Head of Hair and Makeup professionals at Teatro alla Scala.



The broad range of techniques learned during the course are widely applicable to the performing arts and live performances: not only opera, but also plays, cinema, television, fashion and photography.


Each student will dedicate 100 hours of their coursework to an individual internship at a prestigious performing arts venue such as Teatro alla Scala, Piccolo Teatro di Milano–Teatro d’Europa, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Regio di Torino, Arena di Verona, Teatro Real di Madrid, Opéra National de Bordeaux, National Opera & Ballet di Amsterdam, The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, MBO-College Zuid/Opleiding Allround Grimeur (Amsterdam), Sky Classica Tv, Magnolia Tv, A.G.R. Factory, Gruppo LVMH – Divisione Sephora Italia, Fuori di danza, Laboratorio Paglialunga, Laboratorio Mario Audello.


Students are offered the exclusive opportunity to experience the world behind the scenes at Teatro alla Scala, observing the techniques of the professionals working there.


Each participant will receive, at no additional charge, a complete kit containing all materials and instruments needed for the lessons.


There are a large number of opportunities during the year to collaborate with other courses offered by the Accademia and on all the events on the season program, for photography shoots, and for doing stage makeup for singers and dancers.

Recap 2017/2018

Main teaching Staff
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from 24 October 2017 to 31 July 2018 (=600 h, divided into theory, practice and internship).
compulsory, three times a week from 9am to 6pm. The practice, any assistance at rehearsals and performances and the internship necessarily follow the time schedule of the host organization and may also take place in the evening and / or on Saturday / Sunday.
Prerequisites for admission
age between 18 and 35 on February 5, 2018 and fullfillment of compulsory schooling. After the selection, the eligible candidate must be resident or domiciled in Lombardy and be unemployed.
Preferential requirements
basic skills and knowledge of make-up and hair styling + art training + work experience in the field of the entertainment + availability and time flexibility.
Accademia Teatro alla Scala | Teatro alla Scala | Teatro Strehler – Milan.
Selection: the admission to the course is subject to passing a screening test to assess the dexterity of the candidates (practice + interview). All the details are described into the point 6 of the official announcement.
registration fee of €85, to be paid with a bank transfer or with credit card, and attendance fee to be paid only with a Bank SDD (SEPA Direct Debit) in installments.
Application deadline
September 12th, 2017. Application form is no longer available.
The application will be opened on Friday 22 2019.