PERF06044 2013 Design for Performance 1 Scenography

General Details

Full Title
Design for Performance 1 Scenography
Transcript Title
Design for Performance 1
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
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Rhona Trench, Frank Conway, Jo Conway
Programme Membership
SG_APERF_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting) SG_APERT_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Theatre Design)

This module is designed as an introduction to the role of scenography in the production of a play. Using practical workshops learners explore texts to develop awareness of what theatre and performance is. In a studio environment, the learner is guided through the process of designing a play. Learners recognize how to read and interpret plays from a design perspective that will reflect the emotional and imaginative world of the play. Prominence is given to nurturing personal response, and practical exercises are used to express visual language, generate curiosity and foster an imaginative approach to the work.


Learning Outcomes

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


recognise the importance of theatre design as an integral part of the collaborative process


use skills of analysis, exploration, research and interpretation of written texts in the context of theatre design.


demonstrate a basic understanding of theatre design as an expressive language.


realise a basic set design for a play in three dimentional scale model form.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continual assessment: attendence and professional practice,

Log book. Evaluation of understanding of process.

Presentation of final design project.

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to theatre design: role of designer in the collaborative process. Reading and interpreting the script from a design point of view.

The performance  space: how to look at space (usually theatre) a play takes place in. Importance of visual research. Skills in drawing, painting collage. Exploring imagination.

Basic design skills: drawing, model making, colour application,

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment project 1 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 60 % Week 15 1,2,3,4
2 Project project 1 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % Week 15 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Studio Project 1 2 Weekly 2.00
Design Projectwork Design Studio Project 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

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