THEA 201(F) Theatrical Design: Process of Collaboration

This course examines the designer's process and collaborative role in the creation of theatre through a combination of lecture, discussion, and individual /group projects. Text and music will be analyzed in ways that help clarify how a designer develops a point of view while solving the practical needs of production. All aspects of design-scenery, lighting, costume, and sound- will be explored with particular emphasis on how these elements synthesize and contribute to the larger intellectual, emotional, and physical context of the stage. Basic presentation skills and technique will be taught as crucial elements of design development. Evaluation will be based upon committed class participation and thoughtful, timely completion of all assignments and projects. Prerequisite: Theater 102 or ArtS 100 or permission of the instructor. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level design courses. Enrollment limit: 16.