Rita Charitable Trust

Make-up artist (1 years diploma)

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Brief Job Description: Individuals at this job are responsible for the design and
execution of make-up for artists


Personal Attributes: This job requires the individual to understand make-up
requirements and identify the design and look for each artist. The individual must
have a good understanding of the principles of cosmetology and theory of skin,
colour, bruising etc. The individual must be able to select the appropriate makeup

products and use relevant techniques to create the required look for artists.
The individual must also be aware of the common diseases, allergies, disorders
and reactions that could be caused by/ could impact make-up application.

Description
Airbrushing A technique to apply multiple liquid make-up products on the skin by
pushing them through a nozzle to create a mist of droplets that settle on
the skin

Make-up artist (1 years diploma)
Make-up artist (1 years diploma)


Contouring The art of shading and highlighting areas of the skin, features etc.
Cosmetology The art of applying cosmetics and study of their uses
Exfoliate Process of removing dirt, dead cells and cleaning the skin using a gentle
abrasive product


Hair colour A hair product that is used to change the colour or appearance of the hair
Hair elasticity The ability of the hair to stretch and return back to its original length
Prosthetics The art of creating false limbs, body parts using sculpting, moulding,
casting techniques for use in special effects make-up


Skin test A process where a small amount of the product is applied to the skin to
test for any adverse skin reactions
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Qualifications Pack For Make-up artist


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NOS National Occupational Standard(s)
QP Qualifications Pack


NSQF National Skill Qualifications Framework
NVEQF National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework
NVQF National Vocational Qualifications Framework
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critical impact on the quality of performance required.
Knowledge and
Understanding


Knowledge and Understanding are statements which together specify the
technical, generic, professional and organizational specific knowledge that
an individual needs in order to perform to the required standard.
Organizational Context Organizational Context includes the way the organization is structured and
how it operates, including the extent of operative knowledge managers


have of their relevant areas of responsibility.
Technical Knowledge Technical Knowledge is the specific knowledge needed to accomplish
specific designated responsibilities.
Core Skills/Generic
Skills


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Description
NOS National Occupational Standard(s)
QP Qualifications Pack
NSQF National Skill Qualifications Framework
NVEQF National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework
NVQF National Vocational Qualifications Framework

Identify hair and make-up requirements
Description This OS unit is about understanding hair and make-up requirements to meet the
demands of Director, Production Designer and/or artists
Scope This unit/task covers the following:


 Understanding requirements
 Obtaining ideas about character’s look
 Identifying the design concept
 Determining the production requirements


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Understanding
requirements
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. understand the number of characters or artists for whom hair and/or makeup

design is required, in consultation with/supervision of senior designers if
necessary


PC2. understand hair and make-up requirements (e.g. natural look for anchors/
presenters, prosthetics / injuries/ stains for special effects, glamorous /
period/ ageing for actors etc.) from the director/ production designer/artist
and design/ continuity requirements from the script (where applicable)
PC3. recognize when special requirements and effects are required to produce the
design
Obtaining ideas
about character’s
look


PC4. access sources needed to research the creative aspects of the look based on
the requirements
Identifying the design
concept


PC5. produce and finalize design ideas which are consistent with the script and
sensitive to its characterization, in consultation with/supervision of senior
designers and artists if necessary
Determining the
production
requirements


PC6. understand the creative and technical requirements required to execute the
look
PC7. realistically estimate the amount of preparation time, budget and resources
required for the type of production being worked on, in consultation
with/supervision of Senior Designers and Producers if necessary


Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. the creative and technical requirements of the production
KA2. the technical, resource, budget and time constraints applicable
KA3. the creative preferences and prejudices of the director/ production
designer/artists


KA4. the role and requirements of key departments be liaised with, especially
costumes, camera and lighting where the team has the maximum interaction

Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. the principles of cosmetology and hair care
KB2. the theory of skin and hair


KB3. the human anatomy and face structure
KB4. the fundamentals and principles of drawing and colour theory
KB5. techniques of applying screen/ stage/ fashion/ corrective make-up
KB1. theory of bruising and application techniques including blood, dirt etc.
KB2. the history of make-up, including period styles and techniques


KB6. the features, advantages and disadvantages of different hair and make-up
products (such as eye-liners, hair spray etc.), tools (such as combs, brushes etc.)
and equipment (such as dryers, straighteners etc.)
KB7. how to assess the artists’ look from the script and through discussions with the
producer, director/ production designer


KB8. how to estimate the cost and time it would take to create the look keeping in
mind the creative requirements
KB9. health and safety guidelines, including safe usage of hair and make-up
products, common allergies etc.
Skills (S) (Optional)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. make notes to capture creative requirements of the director/ production
designer / artists
SA2. document estimates of time, budget and resources required to achieve
creative requirements
Reading Skills


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA3. read and understand the script and perform a break-down for hair and makeup design and continuity
SA4. research references for hair and make-up designs that can be used for
production


SA5. interpret the information collected with the original design idea agreed with
the director/ production designer
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA6. understand requirements from the director/ production designer and artists
SA7. finalise the design concept with the director/ production designer/artist
B. Professional Skills Decision Making


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. decide the creative look for artists’ keeping in mind the requirements of the
script, director/ production designer and/ or artists
Problem Solving


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. take appropriate action in the event of shortfalls in the availability, quantity
and quality of materials, staff or facilities
SB3. find alternatives and modify facilities when what is provided is inadequate

Identify hair and make-up requirements

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. Anticipate over-spending on the budget and agree on suitable solutions
Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. break down scripts in terms of hair and makeup requirements to be used
during production
Critical Thinking

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. forsee the hair and makeup requirements to be planned/purchased as per
the script updations
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB7. able to communicate the requirements analysed with the production team

Manage Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics supplies
Description This OS unit is about managing hair, make-up and prosthetics resources and supplies,
and making purchases whenever necessary
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Evaluating material and equipment


 Selecting and purchasing relevant products/services
 Monitoring stocks of products
Note:
This task may be covered by Senior Designers or Producers on larger productions. On
smaller productions a Make-up Artist, Hairdresser or Prosthetics Artist may be solely
responsible.
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Evaluating material
and equipment


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. evaluating materials on quality, quantity, type, costs
PC2. determine the amount and quality of resources, materials, tools and
equipment required to meet design specifications
PC3. determine where and how resources should be labeled, stored and arranged
Selecting and
purchasing relevant
products/ services


PC4. select the providers of materials and equipment and purchase adequate
quantity and type of products, in line with creative, technical and budgetary
requirements, in consultation with/supervision of Senior Designers and
Producers if necessary
Monitoring stocks of
products


PC5. monitor and replenish stock of hair, make-up or prosthetics resources, as per
requirements
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. the technical, resource, budget and time constraints applicable
KA2. the list of vendors from whom the organization has procured materials and
supplies in the past


KA3. special requirements of the director/ production designer / artists’ (if any)
KA4. the role and requirements of key departments be liaised with, especially
costumes, camera and lighting where the team has the maximum interaction
KA5. the creative and technical requirements of the production
KA6. the hair, make-up and prosthetics design concept agreed upon with the
director/ production designer and artists
B. Technical
Knowledge


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. the principles of cosmetology, hair care and prosthetics application
KB2. the features, characteristics, advantages, disadvantages, costs etc. of different
types of materials, tools and equipment
KB3. common skin diseases, allergies, disorders and reactions
KB4. where and how to source make up, hair and prosthetics materials, tools and
equipment


KB5. how to select materials, tools and equipment that suits the artists’ skin type
and conditions

KB6. how to obtain special materials or equipment based on artists’ physical needs
or artistic preferences
KB7. how to handle products to avoid damage or spillages
KB8. where and how resources should be labeled, stored and arranged
KB9. health and safety guidelines, including common allergies that could occur from
using materials


Skills (S) (Optional)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. make an accurate list of resources to be purchased along with details such as
quantity, cost, vendor name etc.
SA2. fill out a purchase order form/petty cash form and get the appropriate
approvals for purchase of materials


SA3. keep accurate records of what you have ordered and what has been supplied
SA4. keep accurate records of expenditure and associated documents, receipts etc.
SA5. update stock records as appropriate
Reading Skills


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA6. refer to hair, make-up or prosthetics designs, vendor catalogues, websites
etc. to gather information on materials to be purchased
SA7. read the production schedules and deadlines to ensure that materials are
available in advance


Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA8. communicate effectively with vendors, in consultation with/supervision of
senior designers and producers if necessary


SA9. discuss and agree on the final list of resources to be purchased with the
director/ production designer and/ or the artists
SA10. liaise with the finance departments to receive cash for purchases
B. Professional Skills Decision Making


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. select the correct quantity and types of materials required, taking into
account the design, production schedules and deadlines
SB2. select materials and equipment vendors who are able to meet the creative
and budgetary requirements
Plan and Organize


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. ensure that the materials, tools and equipment are sourced prior to
commencement of production
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. be creative and imaginative as per the changes or updations in the story or
characters
Problem Solving


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

SB5. take appropriate action in the event of shortfalls in the quantity and quality of
materials, staff or facilities
SB6. monitor expenditure and anticipate budget over-spending and agree suitable
solutions
SB7. deal with supply delays promptly and effectively
SB8. check products to ensure they are not damaged and arrange replacement,
where required


Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB9. monitor the nature and quality of vendors materials, tools and equipment for
future purchases
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB10. appraise the quality of own work to ensure it is in line with the expected
quality standards

Prepare for altering the artists’ appearance
Description This OS unit is about preparing to alter the artists’ appearance in accordance with
requirements
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Organizing and arranging work area, materials, tools, equipment


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Organizing and
arranging work area,
materials, tools,
equipment


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. prepare, organize and keep workstation materials, equipment and on-set kit
fully stocked, tidy and hygienic
PC2. explain hair and/or make up procedures to artists and invite their questions
PC3. prepare the skin and scalp appropriately for the type of contact material used
PC4. take measurements of the appropriate head and body areas for preparation
of wigs, masks etc.


PC5. arrange fittings and appointments with artists’ within production deadlines
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. the basic make up and/or hair work materials and equipment required for the
workstation and on set kit
KA2. the creative and technical requirements of the production
KA3. the technical, resource, budget and time constraints applicable
KA4. the production schedules and dates on which specific looks would need to be
created for artists


B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. the principles of cosmetology and hair care
KB2. how to undertake a script breakdown and understand shot-wise hair and
make-up requirements


KB3. how to interpret the look of each character accurately
KB4. how to identify whether time affects the look of the character at the beginning
and as the story unfolds
KB5. how to label material containers clearly with complete information necessary
for safe use.
KB6. how to carry out a skin analysis and identify potential skin allergies and
reactions


KB7. how to carry out hair elasticity tests
KB8. how to clean the skin surface and apply exfoliators, creams, bleach, lotions to
skin and body parts
KB9. appropriate methods of skin and scalp preparation
KB10. the techniques of removing body hair including waxing, shaving etc.


KB11. safe and hygienic methods to store, handle and dispose of make-up and/or hair
equipment, tools, hazardous substances
KB12. health and safety legislation applicable to make up and/or hair equipment and
hazardous substances