PERF06035 2019 Theatre Design Studio Skills 2

General Details

Full Title
Theatre Design Studio Skills 2
Transcript Title
Theatre Design Studio Skills 2
80 %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Una Mannion, Rhona Trench, Niall Rea, Vanya Lambrecht, Katarina Rozvadska
Programme Membership
SG_APERF_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERT_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Theatre Design)

This module has been developed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills associated with Technical Drawing and Model Making for practitioners of Theatre Design. The skills are intended to concisely and clearly communicate all needed specifications to transform an idea into a physical form. The learner shall be able to interpret and communicate designs and ideas in 2D and 3D.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Carry out site measurements of a performance space.


Use pre-determined measurements, employ an appropriate scale and produce a ground plan and elevations of a performance space.


Implement model-making skills to explore set design concepts through form, scale, colour etc.


Use a ground plan in order to create a scaled 3D model of the performance space.


Execute model making skills to create 3D model which articulate devloped design solutions.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment is continuous and is undertaken at the conclusion of each block or project.

Indicative Syllabus

The semester commences by facilitating a project assigned by Design Studies Staff. The following content shall be taught in order to aid the fruition of the project:

Site Measurement

Reading Technical Drawings ( Ground Plans)

Creating Ground Plans and Elevations

Projection Types

Paper formats and types


Model making

Perspective sketching

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Theatre Design Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 7 1,2,3,4,5
2 Project Theatre Design Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 13 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Design Studio Technical Drawing 1 Weekly 1.00
Design Projectwork Design Studio Model making 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Bielefeld, Bert Basics Technical Drawing Birkhauser Verlag AG (2006)

Thorne, Gary Technical Drawing for Stage Design The Crowood Press Ltd (2009)

Piper, Tom Model Making for the Stage: A Practical Guide The Crowood Press Ltd (2004)

Winslow, Colin The Handbook of Model-Making for Set Designers The Crowood Press Ltd (2008)

Other Resources


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