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Theatrical makeup and hairstyle

Coordinating teacher: Rosalia Visaggio

1. Applicants

The course is open to a maximum of 5 candidates of any nationality between the age of 18 and 30.

2. Purpose of the course

The course is aimed at training professional figures involved in the production of a musi-cal and opera theater performance by collaborating in the creation of makeup and hairstyles (including special effects, haircuts and wigs) from the conception phase in collaboration with costume designer and director, taking care of the test and ensuring its operation during the performance (quick changes, adjustements). The students will then face the maintainance step until the storage and conservation of the products. The training project is structured in order to answer to the developing needs for specific skills through a historical, technical (hairstyling and makeup basis, special effects, ma-terial and tools knowledge) and artistical (historical hairstyling evolution study and ma-terials elaboration techniques) learning path. The theatrical make-up artist and hairdresser could have the opportunity to work with theaters, lyrical institutions, touring companies, but also in the fields of: concert, television, movies, exhibitions and fashion. the figure of the make-up artist and theatrical hairdresser. The learning process is sup-ported by different work experience periods of time inside the Teatro Coccia’s produc-tions.

3. Duration

The course will take place at the Teatro Coccia in Novara and will be divided into sev-eral not continuous periods starting from October 2022 to July 2023. The lessons will be planned in accordance with the theater’s schedule, with particular attention to musical theater productions and alongside with other courses’ classes. From January to June 2023 will planned a period of work experience in Europe (3 or 4 months) within the Erasmus + mobility program taking place at some of the partner institutions of the Teatro Coccia. In case of course’s interruption "due to force majeure" we will proceed with Distance Learning mode through the dedicated online platform for theoretical lessons, while practical lessons and work experience periods will be postponed.

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4. Training program

The course will be divided in 100 hours of theoretical and practical and 20 days of work experience.

The program of study is aimed at achieving the right confidence with the practical techniques learned during the lessons with the teacher, so as to ensure a preparation to face par-ticipation in the productions of the 2022/2023 season.

The calendar of lessons will be shared after the outcome of admission. The calendar may be subject to changes that will be promptly communicated to students.

As indicated in point 3, will be planned a period of work experience in a European country lasting 3 or 4 months for which travel and accommodation costs will be borne by the AMO Academy.

5. Application procedure for selection

Good manual skill is required to enter the selection process. It will be necessary to send by e-mail (subject of the e-mail “AMO – CORSO TRUCCO E ACCONCIATURA”) the following documents:

  • Completed application form (attachment A) with photocopy F/R of your ID and fiscal code;

*For foreigners is also required to send documents of stay;

  • Detailed educational and professional curriculum;
  • Receipt of payment by bank transfer in favour of Fondazione Teatro Carlo Coccia di Novara IBAN IT 80 X 05034 10100 000000042424 of the application fee of € 40,00 (IVA included).

Email address: segreteria.amo@fondazioneteatrococcia.it

6. Selection

Students selected by the Academy faculty will be inviteded to participate in a live meeting that will be held at the Teatro Coccia in Novara at the end of September or October 2022.

7.Deadlines and time limits
  • by and no later than 24:00 GMT+1 on September 26, 2022 the applications for admission, accompanied by what is indicated in point 5, must be sent to the e-mail address amo@fondazioneteatrococcia.it
  • by the end of September, 2022 selected candidates will be notified of the date and time of the selection meeting by e-mail;
  • in October 2022 the meeting will be held at the Teatro Coccia in Novara;
  • at the end of the meeting the names of the candidates admitted to the course will be communicated.
8. Costs and conditions of participation

The course fee for admitted students is € 600,00 (IVA included), including teaching materials.

The participation fee must be paid in 3 installments of € 200,00 each by bank transfer in favor of Fondazione Teatro Carlo Coccia di Novara IBAN IT 80 X 05034 10100 000000042424 and sending the receipt of payment to the e-mail address segreteria.amo@fondazioneteatrococcia.it

Deadline 3 installments: 12/10/2022 – 14/12/2022 – 08/02/2023

It is specified that if the installments are not regularly paid within the specified time, will be interrupted attendance at the course.

The costs of food and accomodation in Novara will be at the expense of the students, who can benefit of the agreements that Teatro Coccia Foundation has entered into with hotels and restaurants in the city. As for the Erasmus+ period, travel and accom-modation will be borne by the AMO Academy.

It is necessary to assure attendance at the course for both theoretical-practical hours and for the indipendence practice without the teacher and for work experiences that requires an active participation by all the students of the course. Any needs that may partially compromise participation in the lessons and productions must be communi-cated to the secretariat of the Academy.

The students will have the opportunity, thanks to a special membership, to participate as an audience to all the performances of the Teatro Coccia season.

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