Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Making Scenography (Site)
Academic Year
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Workshop 18 x 2 Hour Workshops


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 7 Hours   [1] Conception, realisation and presentation within a  tutor-led, group- devised, scenographic project.   60%
Semester Assessment [2] Critical Evaluation:  a 2000 word analysis linked to documents of process to illustrate the aims and evaluate the outcomes of individual work within the practical group project.  40%
Supplementary Assessment 1x Conceptual Project.  Students must submit documents pertaining to a Conceptual (unrealised) Project based upon the principles established in TP11620.  100%

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the practices and practitioners studied on the module;

2. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and place the work in an appropriate context;

3. Demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical and historical knowledge whilst discussing practice-based work;

4. Demonstrate appropriate understanding of the nature of theatre-making as an intellectual and aesthetic practice.

Brief description

This module builds directly upon TP11620 (Making Scenography [Studio]) by inviting students to challenge, extend and develop the range of key concepts, skills and methodologies introduced by that module and explored within the studio environment. Here, the accent falls upon other locations, the making of space and the function of place. Under conditions of close supervision, students prepare and realise an original work wherein the place (enhanced, modified, or uniquely constructed) and our total, immersive, experience of that place, become the key compositional elements and concerns. The research and development pertaining to the work is documented by each student, with the resulting documentation providing the basis for a critical evaluation of the project. This module completes the Part One introduction to fundamental scenographic concepts and practices, which in turn provides a skills and knowledge grounding for the degree scheme at Part Two.


The aims of the proposed module are:

  • To explore the use of a range of scenographic methodologies within a specific presentation/performance environment.
  • To provide students with the experience of undertaking an extended process of practical group investigation.
  • To encourage students to take responsibility for collaboration and group work within the context of sustained process and presentation.
  • To enable students to analyse their own experience of the conceptual and practical processes undertaken.


Course delivery:

2 x 2 hour Practical Workshops x 9 weeks
3 x 4 hour Intensive workshops (focused upon modes and strategies of public presentation).

Through individual and group practical work, project specific research, and participation in the devising and presentation of a tutor led collaborative project, students are given the opportunity to engage and develop modes and strategies of practice appropriate to the development and realisation of a site-based scenographic work. This work will be presented before an audience of peers, and critically reflected upon through individual documentation and evaluation.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Application of number is demanded and exercised in the realization of practical work, but this element is not overtly addressed or assessed.
Communication The individual student’s ability to articulate and communicate their ideas and opinions is developed across the duration of the module. This area of development is encouraged and assessed within all aspects of the processes and presentations involved, and the assessment forms recognise effective communication within written, verbal and visual material.
Improving own Learning and Performance Self-regulation, motivation and time-management are demanded to maintain engagement with the development of the work and the completion of its concomitant assessed assignments. Assessment procedures recognise effective self-management and self-motivation.
Information Technology Skills of information handling are not formally assessed, but are exercised through the conduct of research, and the collation of materials towards the second assignment.
Personal Development and Career planning The module encourages the initial development of skills directly applicable to careers within cultural (particularly theatre/performance) industries. Further transferable skills (project planning and execution, the development of personal creative initiatives) are also developed through the completion of assessment tasks, though careers need awareness does not of itself constitute an assessed element.
Problem solving Creative problem solving, outcome recognition, and the identification of appropriate strategies and procedures, are encouraged and assessed across the duration of the module.
Research skills Appropriate research, and the development of effective personal research practices, are developed and assessed through the development and presentation of the Critical Evaluation material.
Subject Specific Skills The development and articulation of scenographic ideas through two and three dimensional representation are subject specific skills which are both exercised and assessed.
Team work Group working is addressed across the duration of the module. Practical classes demand the application of skills necessary to conduct successful collaborative activity. The group project directly encourages students to navigate and engage the concepts and procedures introduced, within the context of group work; and elements of the assessment relates directly to the development and employment of such skills.


This module is at CQFW Level 4