PERF08056 2019 Theatre Design 4 Design for Performance (Graduation)

General Details

Full Title
Theatre Design 4 Design for Performance (Graduation)
Transcript Title
Theatre Design 4 Design for Pe
80 %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
08 - NFQ Level 8
15 - 15 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Una Mannion, Rhona Trench, Niall Rea, Vanya Lambrecht, Katarina Rozvadska
Programme Membership
SG_APERF_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts

This module prepares the learner for transition into performance related industry. Personal responsibility and self- motivation are encouraged. Project work will demonstrate accumulative skills in scenographic design. Project work will be partly realised in a professional environment through performance, film or multi media. Learners will demonstrate an awareness of organised work practices and integrate them into the realisation of the project, applying skills and understanding of responsibilities on a professional level .Learners will also develop skills in monitoring, archiving and recording their work.  Contact with the industry is an important component of the course and industry practitioners will have specialist input. Learners will prepare a portfolio of their work to a professional standard; prepare, organise and present a showcase exhibition, as well as fine tuning presentation and communication skills

Learning Outcomes

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


Devise and produce a performed/filmed/multimedia project that demonstrates accumulative skills in scenographic design, applying effective management skills in the realisation of the project.


Demonstrate an awareness of consistent, organized professional work practices.


Co-ordinate, monitor and record the graduation project, applying skills and understanding of production objectives and collaborative responsibilities.


 Have prepared a high quality portfolio for professional presentation that exhibits full potential and competency.


Have specialist input from professional practitioners in the industry.


Plan, prepare and present graduation showcase exhibition and related activities.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment: evaluating self-direction and motivation in project process and outcome of performance or film.

Presentation: evaluate final performance /film production. Archiving/recording of the presentation. Preparation of graduate exhibition to form part of assessment proess.

Reflective journal: charting progress and self management capabilities during the course of the project.

Indicative Syllabus

Self direction and motivation: responsibility and commitment. organisation and management.

Professional work practices: Engage with series of professional practitioners, input and connections, graduation exhibition preparation and management.

Project: Devising/producing collaborative professional performance piece, recorded /live.

Portfolio: prepare for professional presentation, create website, communication skills. c.v. etc


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Final project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Design Presentation final project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Presentation professional practices Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Flat Classroom Professional Practices 2 Weekly 2.00
Design Projectwork Design Studio Costume project 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Design Studio Graduation workshop 3 Weekly 3.00
Practical Design Studio Digital media/portfolio 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 10.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Baugh. Christopher, Theatre Performance and Technology, The Development and Transformation of Scenography, Palgrave Macmillan 2005

Burnet.Kate Editor, Make Believe. UK Design For Performance  2011-2015, The Society of British Theatre Designers

Crawley.Greer Editor, Transformation & Revelation. UK Design For Performance  2007-2011, The Society of British Theatre Designers

Burnell. Kate. Editor     Collaborators. UK Design For Performance  2003-2007 The Society of British Theatre Designers

Oddey.Alison   Re-Framing The Theatrical. Interdisciplinary Landscapes for Performance Palgrave Macmillan   2008

Oddey.Alison   Devising Theatre. A Practical and Theoretical Handbook. Routledge. London     1994

Marshall.Lorna  The Body Speaks. Performance and Expression Palgrave Macmillan   2008

Thompson. James    Digging up Stories. Applied Theatre, Performance and War. Manchester University Press.    2009

Svich.Cariad  Editor      Trans- Global Readings Crossing Theatrical Boundaries Manchester university press  2007

Thompson. James    Digging up Stories. Applied Theatre, Performance and War. Manchester University Press.    2009

Manzella .Gianni        Place and Bodies. The Theatre Space of Societas Raffaello. Translated by Daniele de Bechon

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

Legrand. Catherine, Textiles: A World Tour Discovering Traditional Fabrics and Patterns, Thames and Hudson 2008

Collins Jane & Nisbet Andrew Editors, Theatre and Performance Design a reader in Scenography, Routledge 2010

Waugh Norah , The Cut of Women's Clothes 1600 -1930, FABER & FABER 1994  (First edition 1968)

Waugh Norah , The Cut of Men's Clothes 1600 -1900, Taylor & Francis Ltd 2015 (First edition 1964)

Waugh Norah edited by Judith Dolan, Corsets and Crinolines, Taylor & Francis Ltd 2018 (First edition 1954)

Barbieri Donatella, Costume in Performance, Materiality CuLture and Body, Bloomsbury 2017

Racinet August, The Complete Costume History, Taschen 2003 (First published 1888)

Nadoolman Landis Deborah, Film Craft Costume Design, Ilex 2012

Other Resources

Studio with individual equipped work stations (flat with sink) workshop space, storage space for models,equipment and two/three dimensional work.

HD camcorders, DSLR still cameras, Field recording units and microphones, boom poles, cables and radio microphones, Tripods, flashes, Lighting package, Macintosh computers with associated software. 

Studio space suitable for set building and filming. Rehearsal facilities. Exhibition, technical practical and material resources and support.

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