PERF06041 2019 Studio Skills 3 (Introduction to CAD for 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 and will be introduced to computer added design (CAD).
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.
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
Creating Elevations and Ground Plans
Basic 3D AutoCAD skills
Basic 3D Rendering
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).
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
|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
|Design Projectwork||Design Studio||Technical Drawing||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Design Projectwork||Design Studio||Model Making||2||Weekly||2.00|
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)