Make-up and Wig Design - Bachelor
The bachelor’s programme in make-up and wig design is for students who are interested in becoming make-up and wig designers. Main language of instruction is Swedish.
Make-up and wig designers work together with the production team to develop a joint concept, and contribute with their own artistry and craftsmanship. Employment is in the performing arts and film and television.
The make-up profession has over the years evolved from a purely professional craftsmanship to include conceptual creation and make-up and wig designer’s dramaturgy, with artistic choices and artistic design. Make-up and wig designers can challenge actors and help them in the process of developing a character by problematizing and making the character real.
The tasks include conceptualisation, making wigs and removable make-up, cutting own hair, hairdressing, dental make-up, make-up, and performance work.
The Bachelor’s Programme in Make-up and Whig design
The make-up and wig design programme is unique in the Nordic countries. As our training is interlinked with the other courses in the performing arts, you’ll get the opportunity to work with different occupations in teams and thus visualize your own work in relation to the other professions. The training is basically focused on the performing arts. Film, dance and other art forms are included, albeit to a small extent.
The programme intertwines practice with theory and collaborative exercises. The first half of the programme focuses on skills training and team exercises. Then we work with larger collaborative exercises interspersed with individual practice outside of school. The programme ends with a graduation production.
You may have access to both the old traditions and modern practices. The craftsmanship is of fundamental importance for the modern, artistic, broadly educated and informed make-up artist and wig-maker.
We are constantly balancing between job-specific craft courses, theory and the conceptual process and practice. Job-specific knowledge interspersed with instruction in conceptual creation and text analysis. In addition to teaching, at SADA you will meet specialist guest instructors and have internships outside of school.
The goal of the course is to make you technically skilled and able to develop and present an artistic concept. At its best, make-up and wig design lifts and adds artistic quality.