PERF06041 2013 Studio Skills 3

General Details

Full Title
Studio Skills 3
Transcript Title
Studio Skills 3
80 %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Tom Weir, Rhona Trench, Jo Conway, Frank Conway, Adrian Durcan
Programme Membership
SG_APERF_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERT_B07 201700 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 practioners 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 more complex national performance spaces


Use pre-determined measurements, employ an appropriate scale and produce a well finished ground plan and elevation of a national performance space.


Implement perspective drawing skills to explore and express set design concepts.


Use a derived ground plan and elevation in order to create a more detailed scaled 3D model of the performance space.


Create a well finished scaled plan and elevation of the developed set design.

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:

CAD for Theatre Design 2

Site Measurement

Creating Elevations and Ground Plans



Basic 3D AutoCAD skills

Basic 3D Rendering

Presentation Techniques

Architectural Representation for Theatre Design 2

Diagramming techniques and annotation.

Freehand drawing; sketch and constructed perspectives.

Verbal and graphic presentation techniques.

Cross-referencing of design information and integrating presentation packages.

Orthographic drawing (plan, section, elevation) and paraline drawing (isometric including linear and curved/    circular elements).

Research techniques.

Model types and techniques; review of safety procedures.

Models as part of the design process from concept to presentation. (Concept/existing structure/insert models).

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Technical Drawing Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 23 1,2,5
2 Project Model Making Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 23 4
3 Project Perspective Drawing Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 5 % Week 23 3
4 Project Technical Drawing Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 30 1,2,5
5 Project Model Making Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 30 4
6 Project Perspective Drawing Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 5 % Week 30 3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Design Studio Technical Drawing 2 Weekly 2.00
Design Projectwork Design Studio Model Making 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

Simmons, Colin The Manual of Engineering Drawing Butterworth-Heinemann (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