Scenic Design for the Theater|
In this course, we will explore, construct, and deconstruct the performative space, whether theatrical, site-specific, or virtual. We will analyze the space as a context to be activated by the body of the performer and witnessed by an audience. Through theoretical and practical assignments, we will study the aesthetical history of the theatrical event, while developing your own creative design process. You will be guided through each step of this process: concept development, visual research, renderings or drawings, model making, and drafting.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Interpretation
Students will conceptualize a design based on text, for which they will interpret and realize creative projects.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: THEA105 OR ARST131
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(IDEA-SPADE)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Medea by Euripedes (translation by Rex Warner)
The Ghost Sonata by Strindberg
Lulu Opera by Alban Berg Recording by Deutsche Gramophone
Venus by Susan Lori-Parks
Performance Art Journal (PAJ)
Conversations on Art and Performance by Marranca & Dagusta
Installation Art in the New Millennium by Nicolas De Oliveira, Nicola Oxley & Michael Petry
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be five projects and one final exam project due during the course.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for those with theater interest and aims at guiding the students through the main areas of Scenic Design, from ideas to workshop drawings, from past to contemporary concepts and from developing a vision to working in a team. Students who have not met the prerequisite may get a prerequisite override by showing a portfolio.
|Instructor(s): Oteíza,Marcela Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TST115; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 4||FR: 0|
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