PERF06044 2019 Design for Performance 1 - Introduction to Set Design
This module is designed as an introduction to the role of set design 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 recognise 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.
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 dimensional scale model form.
Module Assessment Strategies
Continual assessment: attendance and professional practice,
Log book. Evaluation of understanding of process.
Presentation of final design project.
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
|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
|Design Projectwork||Studio||Project 1||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Design Projectwork||Design Studio||Project||2||Weekly||2.00|
Howard. Pamela, What is Scenography? Second edition, Routledge Press 2009
Mack. John Editor, Masks The Art of Expression, British Museum Press 1994
Burnell. Kate Editor, Collaborators. UK Design For Performance 2003-2007, The Society of British Theatre Designers
Willett. John Editor, Brecht on Theatre The development on an aesthetic, Methuen Press 1964
Collins. Jane & Nisbet. Andrew Editors, Theatre and Performance Design a reader in Scenography, Routledge 2010