PERF06060 2019 Theatre Design 2
This studio based module further prepares the learner with specialist skills exploring the nature of scenography, Students are introduced to the history of Theatre Design and Stage Technology. Texts are explored through reading, discussion and in-depth analysis to develop imaginative responses. Practical exercises are created to demonstrate the integrity of the proposed design/performance ideas and how 'action' is designed . Field trips are arranged to develop investigative skills. Students learn how to encounter a physical performance space. Research, particularly visual, is encouraged. Skills in costume design and rendition are developed. Learners use two and three dimensional forms to express their ideas and interpretation of text and present to their peers as an integral part of the design process. Learners design sets and costumes for plays in specific venues and collaborate on a realistic basis to achieve a finished design.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Develop in-depth exploration and interpretation of the written text in the context of design for performance along with advanced research skills
Recognise scenography as a reflection of the emotional world of the play
Explore the use of space for the physical and imaginative requirements of the text
Produce a portfolio of scenographic designs that will include research, moment drawings and scale models for a prescribed play in a specific theatre venue.
Develop critical abilities in research of histories of art, culture and visual representation
Module Assessment Strategies
Script analysis. In depth reading. Character analysis. Imaginative, emotional and physical needs of the play. The importance of lighting. Field research. Venue research.
Design Process: Model, exploring space. Learning scale. Model as a tool for the creative and technical teams. Visual research. Character and costume design and research. Expressing character. The costume rendition.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Project Design presentation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Continuous Assessment Project and log book||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
|3||Continuous Assessment costume presentation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||20 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Design Projectwork||Design Studio||Design and costume||6||Weekly||6.00|
Willett.John Editor Brecht on Theatre The development on an aesthetetic. Methuen press 1964
Howard. Pamela What is Scenography? Second edition,Routledge Press 2009
Gombrich.Ernst Hans The Story Of Art, Thames and Hudson 1978
Berger.John Ways of seeing, Penguin Modern Classics 2008,
Brook.Peter The Empty Space, Penguin Modern classic 2008
Burnell. Kate. Editor Collaborators. UK Design For Performance 2003-2007, The Society of British Theatre Designers
Brocket, Mitchell and Hardberger, Making the Scene: A history of stage design and technology, Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, 2010
Collins, Jane and Nisbet, Andrew eds., Theatre and Performance Design: A reader in scenography, Routledge, 2010
range of art materials, model making tools and technical drawing equipment
resources for field trips and to attend performances