DRMA 215 Scene Design • 4 Cr.
Introduction to set design. Students explore dramatic metaphor and the tangible execution of aesthetic. Students explicate dramatic texts, conceptualize scenic designs, draft working schematics and build models. Students collaborate and present their designs to the class.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Discuss the history of theatrical scene design.
- Conduct a structural and historical analysis of dramatic literature.
- Create rough drawings, gather visual reserach and examine existing examples of appropriate architecture to support initial design concepts.
- Discuss design concepts through written and oral expression.
- Edit design concepts based on clarity of narrative, needs of the text, and potential direction.
- Draft scale drawings, ground plans and sketches based on research and feedback
- Build Scale models of design concepts representing a clear, tangible product of the design process.
- Spring 2014 (current quarter)