Design and the Performative Space|
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 (Vector Works and Sketchup), model making (3D printing and modeling), and drafting.
The Theater Department organizes a variety of performances for students enrolled in its courses. Field trips to see performances off campus are integrated into course syllabi. Instructors will notify students of all dates at the beginning of the semester and costs for all course field trips are covered (specifically, transportation to and from the performance and tickets). Any potential scheduling conflicts for field trips should be discussed with faculty members. Once students indicate that they are going and tickets are purchased, it is assumed they will attend. (Students backing out of field trips they had said they would attend will be asked to cover the cost of their ticket.) Performances of visitors to Wesleyan's Center for the Arts are integrated into course syllabi and students are required to attend these performances unless otherwise negotiated with instructors. Tickets for performances are available to students at the Box Office in Usdan at the reduced price of $6.00.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: THEA105 OR THEA150 OR THEA185 OR ARST131
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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
|Examination 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.
|Instructor(s): Oteíza,Marcela Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: 0|
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