This unit (CUAMUP401) describes the skills and knowledge required to design, apply and remove standard make-up for performers and talent appearing in screen and entertainment industry productions. It applies to individuals who use their creative skills, working alone or as part of a team, to design make-up that meets production requirements and brings out the subject's best features. Good communication skills are essential since they need to create an environment where others feel at ease.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - generate make-up design ideas that consider production factors and specific requirements of performers; - incorporate colour design principles into make-up designs; - create make-up plans that take account of the condition of performers' skin and other special requirements of performers or talent; - submit requests for make-up products that fit within budget allocations; - follow health, hygiene and safety procedures when preparing, applying and removing make-up; - select appropriate make-up products and application techniques, and; - communicate effectively to explain make-up procedures and discuss specific requirements with performers or talent. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe roles and responsibilities of personnel in the screen and entertainment industries who need to be consulted in relation to make-up issues; - describe principles of make-up application; - describe effects of natural and artificial lighting on make-up and how make-up colours appear on the screen; - outline the relationship of colour design principles to make-up; - describe how and why skin can react to make-up products commonly used in screen and entertainment industry productions; - describe effects created by different make-up products and colour application techniques, and; - describe work health and safety (WHS) procedures that apply to providing make-up services.

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