PERF08031 2019 Theatre Design Studio Skills 5 (advanced)

General Details

Full Title
Theatre Design Studio Skills 5 (advanced)
Transcript Title
Theatre Design Studio Skills 5
80 %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Tom Weir, Rhona Trench, Niall Rea, Vanya Lambrecht, Katarina Rozvadska
Programme Membership
SG_APERF_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts

This module has been developed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills associated with Technical Drawing and Model Making for practitioners of Theatre Design. The skills are intended to concisely and clearly communicate all needed specifications to transform an idea into a physical form. The learner shall be able to interpret and communicate designs and ideas in 2D and 3D to a professional standard.

Learning Outcomes

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


Request plans, elevations and technical specifications of an international performance space.


Use plans and translate same to execute an AutoCAD and hand-drawn plan and elevation of a designated international performance space.


Produce AutoCAD and hand-drawn sections of set design.


Use plans and translate same to execute a detailed 3D model of the designated performance space in extreme detail and to a professional standard.


Use digital media to capture theatrical moments illustrated within the constructed 3D model for presentation and portfolio purposes.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment is continuous and is undertaken at the conclusion of each block or project.

Indicative Syllabus

The semester commences by facilitating a project assigned by Design Studies Staff. The following content shall be taught in order to aid the fruition of the project:

CAD for Theatre Design 4

Creation of industry standard plans, elevations and sections both hand drawn and CAD.

3D AutoCAD modeliing and rendering - detailed model making

Manipulation of CAD in Adobe products for presentation purposes.

Compilation of project elements for professional presentations.

Creation of a digitised portfolio of works to date

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project AutoCAD Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 8 1,2,4
2 Project Digital Media Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 5 % Week 8 5
3 Project Model Making Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 8 3
4 Project AutoCAD Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 13 1,2,4
5 Project Digital Media Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 5 % Week 13 5
6 Project Model Making Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 13 5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Design Studio Model Making 2 Weekly 2.00
Design Projectwork Computer Laboratory AutoCAD / Digital Media 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Ripley, David AutoCAD - A Handbook for Theatre Users Entertainment Technology Press (2005)

Bielefeld, Bert Basics Technical Drawing Birkhauser Verlag AG (2006)

Thorne, Gary Technical Drawing for Stage Design The Crowood Press Ltd (2009)

Piper, Tom Model Making for the Stage: A Practical Guide The Crowood Press Ltd (2004)

Winslow, Colin The Handbook of Model-Making for Set Designers The Crowood Press Ltd (2008)

Other Resources