THE 124 : Theatre Design
Students will explore the fundamentals of how to analyze, research, and interpret a piece of dramatic text for the purpose of making design choices. An overview of props, scenery, lighting, sound, and costume design will be covered. Students will learn how to make bold and innovative choices that are informed by a global understanding of plays and the social and cultural values in which they were created. Three lecture hours per week. Fall
- Students will be able to:
- Analyze plays for the purpose of creating designs.
- Research cultural, historical, and aesthetic elements of the world of the play, and make choices that reflect the complexity and nuance of the thematic elements of the play.
- Make risky, bold, yet appropriate design choices that reveal story, character, circumstance, metaphor and theme.
- Defend artistic choices verbally and in writing.
- Strategize the initial stages of a design process.