Teacher's Guide Series: Costumes and Makeup

Share |

Welcome Letter

Dear Educator:

Curriculum specialists Young Minds Inspired, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is proud to present this newest addition to our series of study guides that focus on different branches of the Academy. In this guide, students will learn about costume design and makeup. The kit has been designed for students in high school English, language arts, visual arts, and communications classes. s former teachers, we know that these critical thinking activities capitalize on students’ natural interest in current films and the excitement generated by the Academy Awards®.

The Academy, organized in 1927, is a professional honorary organization composed of more than 6,000 motion picture craftsmen and women. Its purposes include advancing the art and science of motion pictures; promoting cooperation among creative leaders for cultural, education, and technological progress; recognizing outstanding achievements; and fostering educational activities between the professional community and the public. Academy members are the people who create movies – the cream of the industry’s actors, animators, directors, film editors, documentarians, makeup artists, composers, producers, sound- and visual-effects experts, writers, and other contributors.

Please share this material with other educators. Although the material is copyrighted, you may make as many photocopies as necessary to meet your needs.

To ensure that you receive future mailings, please contact Randy Haberkamp at rhaberkamp@oscars.org. Also, feel free to e-mail us at feedback@ymiclassroom.com to comment about the program at any time. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

Roberta Nusim
Publisher and former teacher

Target Audience

This program has been designed for students in secondary school arts, science and communications courses.

Program Objectives

  1. To enhance student interest in and knowledge about the motion picture development and production process
  2. To encourage students to use critical thinking as they learn how visual effects work
  3. To engage students in an exploration of film as an art form and a medium of communication
  4. To help students become more media literate
Costumes and Makeup: Character By Design

PDF Downloads

Costumes and Makeup Activities Guide (PDF)

Activity 1: Costumes: Telling the Story

Activity 2: Costumes: Creating Characters

Activity 3: Costumes: Painting the Frame

Activity 4: Learning from the Best

Activity 5: Creating the Character

Don't Show Again