Archive for February, 2011
When working as a makeup artist in the theatre you’ll need a lot of theatrical makeup. This ranges from foundation to blush, shadow, lipstick, brushes and other makeup tools. This will be your biggest investment as a makeup artist.
Keeping all your makeup and tools clean and completely sanitary is important in not just protecting your big investment but also protecting the skins of anyone you apply the makeup on. Once you properly clean you’re makeup, you’re going to have to make sure to store it the right way. Doing this will help make your tools and makeup last longer.
First you’ll want to wipe everything using a facial tissue. You will need to do this step if you’re transferring product from one contain into another.
Take a few paper towels and put them onto the counter you’re going to set your makeup on. You’ll want the lids to be facing up so that you can sanitize those as well. It doesn’t matter what type of makeup you have, all the containers and products will need to be sanitized.
Take a cheap spray bottle and put some rubbing alcohol in it. Before applying makeup, spritz the makeup with the rubbing alcohol. The rubbing alcohol won’t ruin the makeup in any way. Once everything has dried go ahead and change the lids on your products.
Use brush cleaners to clean all your applicators and brushes. Wipe all your brushes until the makeup is completely gone. If you’re makeup brushes have a lot of makeup on it than keep grabbing fresh cotton balls. Keep cleaning until the brushes are completely cleaned.
If you’re out of brush cleaner, baby shampoo will clean the brushes. Clean your brushes using hot brushes until all the makeup and soap is removed. Let your brushes dry over night by placing them on a few paper towels.
Store all your clean brushes in a container that’s completely cleaned. To keep your bristles from bending, warp them using a paper towel that’s cleaned. Make sure your container isn’t around anything that’s really hot or in front of a lamp.
Before you can attend the performing arts school of your choice, you’re going to have to audition for a spot in the school. Paying for any school is expensive and many people are unable to afford college without a little bit of help whether it’s from loans or scholarships. Many people opt to go the scholarship route first in hopes of avoiding any high-interest student loans.
If you’re great with competition and won’t buckle under pressure than you could compete to earn a scholarship. Everyone will need to prepare a monologue that’s polish and can be recited at any moment. Make sure it’s a routine that’s going to let you shine and show them why they should accept you into the school on a scholarship.
Don’t be like everyone else. Prove that you can be diverse and create a monologue that combines multiple genres. Research what was used in the past due to its popularity and avoid doing that type of routine or monologue. Being different will help you stand out above the rest.
Try and look at other performing arts school other than where you applied. Majority of other schools will offer scholarships for students specifically looking to get into performing arts. Many schools will even offer an independent scholarship to students looking to attend a college for performing arts.
Each application process is going to be in detail and specific. Make sure you follow everything to a tee to avoid losing out on the school of your choice since you left something out. Do what ever you have to do to make the committee be satisfied so you can have a great shot at attending the performing arts school on a great scholarship.
Many students dream about being a performer in some way when they grow up. They even wish and pray that they could attend a performing arts high school. Most performing arts high schools have been flourishing recently, providing prospective students with special courses and chances to have a career showing off their special talents.
There are a few private performing arts schools, but they will cost you quite a bit more money. With performing arts schools that are public, the tuition and fees will be lower.
In order to attend a performing art high school, see if there is one in the school district you’re in or if there’s one close enough for you to commute to on a daily basis. Once you’ve found one, check out the school’s website and contact the administration department to see if you could get additional information.
Once you’ve done that see that the requirements are to apply and to attend the performing arts school. If the school is a private performing arts school than the same process would apply. But not the tuition cost and fees.
Even though it could cost more to attend a performing art high school, they do offer students with scholarship and financial aid. If you contact the school they could provide you with any information or answers to your questions.
Be sure to fill out the application and get together any other information that’s required in the application process. Most will require a birth certificate, your transcripts from your previous school, a resume and immunization records.
Be prepared to create an audition tape or to audition in person. Majority of the performing art schools will have two rounds for students to audition. Even if both your auditions go well, it doesn’t mean you’ve gotten in.
Now sit back and wait to receive a letter of denial or acceptance from the performing arts school.
Many people aspire at attend a performing arts college. Many wonder if it’s anything like the performing arts school featured in the musical film “Fame” where you see dancers and singers on top the tables in the cafeteria doing fun song and dance numbers. They are rarely like this. But these schools will provide you with some of the best training for actors, singers, dancers and artists.
Through the schoolwork, projects, performances and Internships, students who attend a performing arts college will get the skill sets needed to make a successful career using their talents.
According to reports from the U.S. Department of Labor, they’re predicting that there will be a 25 percent increase in jobs in performing arts from now until 2014.
Most, if not all, performing arts colleges will feature the main curriculum that’s not like your typical college. There will be your regular coursework, but there will also be performances in that student’s particular area of interest. Most colleges for performing arts will have certain files like dance, theater, music, artist, arts administration and stage management. Most students start college with more than one area of discipline so they can see what opportunities they have out there for them.
There are many different kinds of performing arts schools out there. The two most popular for community college programs would be Citrus Community College, which is located in Calif. than there is Kirtland Community College, which is in Michigan. The Calif. college will offer degrees in merchandising and music management. This is included with the regular performing arts programs.
There are multiple things you should think about when you’re thinking about sending in your application to a performance arts college. Tuition and fees could be pretty high and it could take a little while to earn your degree. This is something that you need to really consider.
Go through the school’s course catalog and see everything they have to offer. You want to get a feel of what it would be like to attend the school. If you’re able to, check out the campus in person.