Submitted by Mary Elizabeth Valesano, University of Detroit Mercy Abstract: Students are asked to design 3 costumes and 1 set for one of the following plays: “Van Gogh’s Sunflowers,” “Matisse’s Self Portrait,” or “Picasso’s Masterpiece,” all by Charles Mee. As all three plays are based on the life and work of a famous artist, students […]
Submitted by Inseung Park, Theatre & Dance, University of New Mexico Abstract: This project is designed for the rendering course (THEA292 – one of required courses for BFA design students), and help students get comfortable with wet media and get ready to start watercolor without fear. Students will create three thumbnails (about 8”x 4” in […]
submitted by Matt Reynolds, Theatre & Dance, University of Alabama COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to Computer Aided Drafting, learning the basic concepts and techniques that can be directly applied to general and advanced theatrical drafting. This course is intended for the student who is already proficient with […]
This simple card game introduces to the students the concept of the iconic or signature prop. That single, selected item, placed on the stage by the designer to transport the audience to a particular time and place, thus aiding the storytelling that they are about to experience.
This project challenges the student to deconstruct the American flag to explore thematic connections using line, form, color, texture, space, and composition. This project is introduced after a lengthy discussion of symbolism and how powerful symbols are within society. This project is a week-long project that has been adapted from Paul Shortt. It has been successfully […]
Course Title: Design and Technology for Performance Syllabus Course Description: This course is an introduction to principles and practical application of techniques for designing theatre, music and other types of live performance. This course includes practical aspects of designing and producing live performance. Topics include lighting, sets and space, clothing and costume design, sound; may include […]
Course Description Survey of architectural elements, furnishings, and decorative motifs useful to theatre designers: prehistoric through modern including Far Eastern styles. This course is a visual survey of the major “periods” of architecture, furnishings, decorative motifs, and ornamentation, coupled with a history of costume survey. The purpose of this class is to assist theatre artists […]
An end of the semester final project that allows the student to select one of the 7 plays/musicals discussed in class and create an assemblage/sculpture on the major themes/motifs of the selected play. The assemblage/sculpture is not titled, allowing for the class to see if they can identify the play by looking at the composition […]