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Applying to the BFA Wig and Makeup Design & Technology program involves submitting all required application materials and completing an interview. All of your application materials must be received no later than
February 1 or two weeks prior to your interview, whichever date is earlier.
Before you can register for your Wig and Makeup Design & Technology interview, you will need to pay the interview fee and upload the following major-specific materials to your Blue Demon Domain:
Your resume can include both theatre experience and non-theatre experience (extracurricular activities, employment, etc.)
Your portfolio will steer the interview conversation and should demonstrate your talent and potential as a student for the BFA Wig and Makeup Design & Technology program.
The best way to put together a portfolio is to select 10 to 20 pieces from your work which demonstrate the strength, depth, and range of your theatrical/artistic abilities and exposure. The selection of pieces in you portfolio tells us a great deal about you, so thoughtfully and carefully choose those pieces you think best show your talent and potential for further development.
Wig and Makeup Design & Technology applicants should present a portfolio representing work with wigs, hair styling, and makeup. Your portfolio may also include a sample of your experience in related fields such as costume design or costume construction, though this is not required. Your portfolio should include drawings, paintings, or other evidence of your artistic abilities. Physical examples of wigs you have styled and/or makeup prosthetics you have created or altered are encouraged, along with makeup chart sheets you may have created. Photographs should be presented to augment the portfolio. We want to see your visual art abilities, your artistic creativity, and your technical skills.
An interview is required of all applicants to the BFA Wig and Makeup Design & Technology program. You will interview one-on-one with a faculty member. We believe that during the interview, the questions you have for us are as important as the questions we have for you. There is no fixed format or schedule of questions for the interview, so you will be evaluated as an individual by an individual. The faculty member who conducts the interview will be interested in your theatre experiences, academic record, personal achievements, extracurricular activities and plans for your artistic future. The best preparation for the interview is to be curious; come with plenty of questions about courses, instructors, student life and anything else you would like to discuss.
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