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Design and the Performative Space

THEA 359
Fall 2017 not offered
Crosslisting: DANC 359
Course Cluster: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor

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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: THEA105 OR THEA150 OR THEA185 OR ARST131 OR ARST190
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(THEA)

Last Updated on JUN-16-2024
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