THEA 201 – Design for Performance

Design for Performance is a practical studio course that, utilizing a broad definition of performance, covers the fundamentals of three-dimensional design in space and time. This class covers research, creation of concept and the presentation of design solutions. We will explore scenic, clothing, and light as elements of performance.

Course Goals:

  • To introduce some of the various terminology, theories, and practices of theatre – specifically theatrical design and technology.  We will also explore practical applications of the technology.
  • To explain the basics of each aspect of theatrical design (sets, lights, and costumes) and the process of realizing a finished design.
  • To explore the information imparted by a written piece – not just by the text, but also inter-textual clues and translate them into a design.  We will take the words, feelings, and intentions of a piece and change this information into images.  We will also work with various mediums and materials to discover how to best communicate ideas.
  • To gain an understanding of the central truth of theatre – collaboration.  Through the practice of critique and co-operation, we will explore how designers work together to create a production.
  • To understand how design has changed in the last 100+ years.  We will also investigate some of the major practitioners of the art and their works.

Syllabi:

THEA 201 – Design for Production Syllabus 2016

Select Lectures:

THEA 201: Design for Production – Intro to Design Powerpoint

THEA 201: Design for Performance – Intro to Set Design Powerpoint

THEA 201: Design for Performance – Intro to Costume Design

THEA 201: Design for Performance – Theatrical Research

THEA 201: Design for Performance – Research part 2!

Assignment Sheets:

THEA 201 – Glass Menagerie Conceptual Model Assignment Sheet

THEA 201 – Glass Menagerie Elements of Design Assignment Sheet

THEA 201 – Designer Presentation Assignment Sheet

THEA 201 – Tempest Set Design Assignment Sheet

THEA 201 Dance Costume Design Assignment

THEA 201 – Final Project Assignment Sheet

Student Work:

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