Course Abstract Details

THTR-207, Scene Design

Credits: 3

Course Description

THTR-207, Scene Design, provides in-depth study into the influence of acting, directing, audience, and aesthetics on the development of scenic design. Students receive introductory study into scenic design, by using imagination and research to develop designs for various periods and styles. Students study and apply techniques of rendering, while beginning to create designs for specific plays. Prerequisite: THTR-130 or permission of the program coordinator. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to? 

1. Identify role and responsibilities of the scenic designer within the world of theatre. (PG 3) 

2. Apply the creative production process essential to scenic design. (GE 5, PG 3) 

3. Recognize the elements of scenic design and develop skill in the manipulation of design elements. (GE 5, PG 3) 

4. Analyze and research that designers use when working on a creative project. (GE 1, PG 3, 5) 

5. Organize and implement an artistic design, by employing a design process that accomplishes artistic/conceptual goals. (GE 5, PG 3) 

6. Apply critical textual analysis of a play?s plot and ideas, so that the scenic design may support the dramatic action. (GE 1, 5, PG 1, 3) 

7. Appraise other students work, employing good skills in artistic criticism, for the purpose of furthering one?s own artistic growth, as well as for the artistic growth of classmates. (GE 1, 5, PG 4) 

8. Demonstrate a basic competence in utilizing drafting and rendering skills necessary for the scenic design process. (GE 5, PG 3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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