Text & Visual Imagination: Introduction to Eco Design for Performance
Spring 2022 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor
Eco-scenography is an introduction to design for performance. In this course, students will learn the core principles of design for performance while exploring sustainability and environmental practices with an emphasis on understanding of materials, such as production cycle and manufacturing process, as well as integrating environmental justice paradigms by analyzing specific case studies. Through three specific project-based assignments--1. object design, 2. garment design, and 3. environmental design--students will train their visual imagination, as well as develop an aesthetic literacy and knowledge of performance design concepts and practice within eco-sustainable practices.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)(IDEA)(THEA)
Required: Student assignment choices, Class Reader
1) Michael Huxley and Noel Witts, eds, THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY PERFORMANCE READER
2) Kaprow, ESSAYS ON THE BLURRING OF ART AND LIFE.
|Examinations and Assignments:
The assignments are designed as independent projects, which focus on specific aspects, such as object design, garment design, and environmental design. Each assignment will be researched, rendered and presented to the class individually through each step of the process (text, research stage, concept development, visual image, technical feasibility and execution). The last assignment could be done as a group.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
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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