Course of Studies in Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen

The Course of Studies in Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen

The course of studies focuses on promoting the creative personality of the make-up artist, who works on equal terms with the other members of the production team to develop their own concept for wigs, make-up and special make-up effects in dialogue with the director and the set and props designer.

The diversity and scope of creative work in the field of the design of wigs, make-up and special make-up effects is imparted to students in theoretical and practical courses.

Appointments for Portfolio Guidance

The next dates for portfolio guidance are on 19 May, 2 and 30 June and on 7 July 2017. Please make an appointment by telephone by calling +49 (0)89/2185-2934

Artbook of the Master's Programme 2015

Artbook of the Master's Programme 2015

Artbook of the Master's Programme 2015



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Qualifications

The intensive course of studies in Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen comprises a Bachelor's and a Master's degree course:

  • Bachelor’s degree course: six semesters and 210 ECTS credit points
  • Master’s degree course: three semesters and 90 ECTS credit points

By means of dovetailing the two courses in the sixth semester, the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses can be completed in a total of eight semesters, i.e. four years.

Cooperation Partners

The course in Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen is part of the cooperation between the Theaterakademie August Everding and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.

Statement by the director of studies

Professor Verena Effenberg, Director of Studies Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen

This course in Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen prepares students across a wide technical, artisanal, stylistic and aesthetic spectrum for the multi-faceted profession of the wig-maker/make-up artist. The course concept focuses on developing both practical, artistic skills and theoretical, analytical skills. Thus, the Bachelor’s degree course in Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen leads to an initial vocational qualification, preparing graduates for this wide-ranging vocational area. This in-depth course facilitates students' entry to the profession; our graduates have an excellent placement rate in Germany and abroad.

The focus of the Master's degree course is placed more strongly on broadening and further developing students' creative personality. It succeeds in including their make-up creations as an independent achievement within the overall context of a production. 

The introduction of a Master's degree course is to be seen as an innovation in the field of Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen and is a unique selling point of the Academy within the German and European higher education system.