PERF06078 2019 Theatre Design 1
This studio based module prepares the learner with specialist skills to understand the nature of scenography. 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 scenographic ideas. Students learn how to encounter a physical performance space and how to collaborate. Visual research, with particular emphasis on Art History is encouraged. Learners acquire techniques in two and three dimensional forms to express their ideas and interpretations of text. Presentation to their peers is an integral part of the design process.
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
Project based learning
- In depth exploration of texts
- techniques in two and three dimensional forms developed
- Visual research
- Theatre and Art history
- Presentation skills
- Collaborative skills
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Project Design realisation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Continuous Assessment Design realisation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Design Projectwork||Design Studio||Design projects||6||Weekly||6.00|
Howard. Pamela, What is Scenography? Second edition, Routledge Press 2009
Brocket, Mitchell and Hardberger, Making the Scene: A History of Stage Design and Technology, Tobin Theatre Arts Fund 2010
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
range of art materials, model making tools and technical drawing equipment
resources for field trips and to attend performances