Design and the Performative Space|
Spring 2012 not offered
In this course, we will explore, construct, and deconstruct the performative space, whether theatrical, site-specific, or virtual. We will analyze the space as a context to be activated by the body of the performer and witnessed by an audience. Through theoretical and practical assignments, we will study the aesthetical history of the theatrical event, while developing your own creative design process. You will be guided through each step of this process: concept development, visual research, renderings or drawings, model making, and drafting.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Interpretation
Students will conceptualize and design based on a text, for which they will interpret and realize creative projects.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: THEA105 OR ARST131 OR THEA185
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Performance Art Journal (PAJ)
Conversations on Art and Performance by Marranca & Dagusta
Installation Art in the New Millennium by Nicolas De Oliveira, Nicola Oxley & Michael Petry
3 selected plays
Theatre and Performance Design, edited by Jane Collins & Andrew Nisbet, Routledge 2010
|Examination and Assignments: |
There will be three projects and one final project due during the course.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for those with theater interest and aims at guiding the students through the main areas of Scenic Design, from ideas to workshop drawings, from past to contemporary concepts and from developing a vision to working in a team. Students who have not met the prerequisite may get a prerequisite override by showing a portfolio.