PERF07020 2013 Theatre Design 3
This studio based module further prepares the learner with specialist skills for exploring the nature of scenography. Skills of analysis, exploration and interpretation of written texts in the context of theatre design are expanded. Texts are explored through reading, discussion and in-depth analysis to expand imaginative responses. Practical exercises are advanced to demonstrate how 'action' is the basis of design. Field trips are arranged to nurture investigative and research skills. Students learn how to encounter a physical performance space. Visual research is particularly encouraged. Skills in rendition are developed. Learners use two and three dimensional forms to express their interpretation of text and present to their peers. Learners design 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
Continous Assessment: attendence and professional practice.
Set and costume design project and presentation.
Designing a play for the theatre
Reading and analysing a sript. Importance of research.Contextual material.character analysis. Moment drawing. Play interpretation.
The performance space:
Assessing the venue. Measurement, recording and drawing. Technical information. Health and Safety.
Producing designs: Set and costume ideas, Visual material, model making, costume renditions, technical drawing, colour application
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment Project||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||60 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Design Presentation Project 1||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Design Projectwork||Design Studio||project||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Workshop||Design Studio||Design Project||3||Weekly||3.00|
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
range of art materials and model making equipment
resources to attend performances and field trips