Goals: By the end of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Demonstrate basic skills in: pencil drawing, applied color theory, costume sketching, manual (hand) drafting, model building, and lighting analysis and conceptualization, and understanding sonic environments
  1. Demonstrate a practical understanding of introductory design history and theory
  2. Critically analyze visual design components in the context of live performance
  3. Analyze and interpret a dramatic text in order to devise a design idea
  4. Develop design ideas in a collaborative process and communicate those to others


Fundamentals of Design Syllabus

This course focuses on understanding foundational elements of theatrical design and developing the skills to translate text into visual content.  It involves an introduction to script analysis, visual and dramaturgical research, creative exploration and visual communication.”

–This is a lecture and demonstration course with an emphasis on creative projects and student presentations.

–This course introduces you to the basic fundamentals of design, which are the same for theatre, architectural design, and fine arts.  These fundamentals are important not only to a designer, but to a director, actor, stage manager, technician, and informed audience member.

–This course emphasizes the exploration process and communication tools that designers use to solve problems and communicate DESIGN IDEAS.

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