Space Design for Performance|
Fall 2018 not offered
DANC 359, ENVS 359|
|Course Cluster: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor|
In this course, students will study, construct, and deconstruct the performative space, whether theatrical or site-based, by analyzing the space as a context to be activated by the body of the performer and witnessed by an audience. Through practical assignments, the class will learn the aesthetic history of the theatrical event (considering plays, rituals, street parades, and digital performances, among others), while developing and discovering the student's own creative process (visual, kinetic, textual, etc.). Students will be guided through each step of the design process, including concept development, visual research, renderings or drawings, model making and drafting.
In this course, special emphasis is given to contemporary performance as a mode of understanding cultural processes as a relational system of engagement within our ecosystem, while looking at environmental and sustainable design, materials, and the environmental impacts of processing. Students will create and design performance spaces, while realizing scale models and drawings and integrating the notions of design and environmental principles and elements.
Students will have the opportunity to develop skills using 3D-drafting and 3D-modeling software, utilizing design-technology tools, such as laser cutters and 3D printing, to develop and enhance their work.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: THEA105 OR THEA150 OR THEA185 OR ARST131 OR ARST190
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(IDEA-MN)(THEA)
What is Scenography by Pamela Howard Routledge 2009
Theatre and Performance Design, edited by Jane Collins & Andrew Nisbet, Routledge 2010
|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 performance 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.