The Theatre School > Conservatory > Undergraduate Conservatory > Wig and Makeup Design & Technology
The Theatre School’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Wig and Makeup Design & Technology gives students the opportunity to explore and expand their artistic and visual expression while providing practical experience. Modeled after a professional Wig and Makeup Artist’s process, the program provides training in wig construction and styling, makeup design and application, styling of actors’ hair, and creation of makeup prosthetics. The program allows students to collaborate with actors, directors, designers, technicians, and our professional makeup shop staff. The skills learned in the BFA Wig and Makeup Design & Technology program will prepare students for careers in theatre, film, and other entertainment industries.
Students learn from a distinguished award-winning faculty of professional designers and artists, both in the classroom and through individual guidance and advising during production work. Students receive formal and informal feedback from faculty through portfolio presentations and exhibits of their work each year.
At the end of each year, The Theatre School hosts a
Graduate Showcase event to showcase the work of our graduating design and technology students. Under the guidance of the faculty, graduating students prepare a showcase exhibit of their portfolio – which is presented in Chicago for artistic directors, alumni, and other members of the theatre, film, and television industries.