Course Abstract Details

THTR-130, Introduction to Theatre Design

Credits: 3

Course Description

THTR-130, Introduction to Theatre Design, will provide an introduction to the language and processes of design from concept to realization. Areas covered will include the following: design language and terminology, the design concept, script analysis in relation to design considerations, basic drafting, research techniques, and the designer/director relationship. Students are required to purchase basic art and drafting supplies for this class. Classes will include both lecture and design work. Prerequisite: THTR-115, or permission of the program coordinator. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to?  

1. Describe how designers integrate conceptual points of view into theatrical designs. (GE 1, 5, PG 3) 

2. Apply elements and principles of design as they pertain to theatrical design. (GE 2, 5, PG 3, 5) 

3. Identify in practice the objectives of theatrical design. (GE 5, PG 3) 

4. Utilize good oral and written communication that demonstrates understanding of design as a language of theatrical art through critiquing artistic work. (GE 1, PG 4) 

5. Develop basic presentation skills and use these skills to communicate effectively with all members of theatre production teams. (GE 1, 5, PG 3) 

6. Research effectively for the purpose of aiding the theatrical design process. (PG 3, 5) 

7. Demonstrate an aesthetic understanding of theatrical design, and how this aesthetic understanding is communicated to an audience. (GE 5, PG 3) 

8. Apply basic scenographic drafting techniques. (PG 3) 

9. 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, GE 4)

Learning Goals

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

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