Design and the Performative Space|
Spring 2013 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: THEA105 OR ARST131 OR THEA150
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(IDEA-SPADE)(THEA)
Theatre and performance design a reader in scenography edited by Jane Collins and Andrew Nisbet Routledge 2010
What is Scenography by Pamela Howard Routledge 2009
Installation Art in the New Millennium by Nicolas De Oliveira, Nicola Oxley & Michael Petry
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be three projects and one final 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.
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