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Space Design for Performance

THEA 359
Spring 2021
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: DANC 359, ENVS 359
Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor

In this course, students will study, construct, and deconstruct the performative space, whether in the theater 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 close reading, 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.
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)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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