|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Practical||10 x 2hr mixed-mode workshops|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Research Portfolio: Present a collation of research documents pertaining to five independent research investigations set by the course tutors.||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Class Presentation: Working in small groups, (of approximately 5) and building and drawing upon the mixed-mode workshops of the semester, students conceive and present a short scenographic exercise composed within parameters determined by the course tutors.||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assessment 1 may be re-submitted within the relevant re-sit period.||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assessment 2: An essay (2,500 words) plus supporting visual material, as appropriate, presenting a hypothetical resolution of the initial set task. The submission should include an element of analysis outlining the aims, strategies and intended outcomes of the proposal and should reference the broader context of scenographic practice.||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Recognise a range of key scenographic concepts, methodologies and approaches.
2. Demonstrate awareness of these concepts, methodologies and approaches within a range of methods and modes of enquiry, including an individual process of research.
3. Demonstrate skills of personal organisation and management necessary for the effective conduct of individual and group tasks of enquiry.
4. Demonstrate a basic ability to present and communicate scenographic ideas.
5. Demonstrate a basic ability to engage in the critical analysis of practice.
Spefically the aims of this module are:
- To introduce a range of key scenographic concepts, practices and approaches.
- To engage students within a range of methods and modes of enquiry, including an individual process of research.
- To foster skills of personal organisation and management necessary for the effective conduct of individual and group tasks of enquiry.
- To introduce skills of presentation and communication of basic scenographic ideas.
- To introduce notions of critical analysis of practice.
In this module students are invited, through practical explorations and workshops, to look broadly at the ways in which space, time, light, sound, object, colour and form may be woven together to impact upon, and communicate with , the spectator. These explorations are further informed by independent research into the work of significant practitioners within the field, and supported by the presentation (through live performance or documentary film) of influential, contemporary, scenographic practice. The experiments, research and creative achievements of the module aim to open up the possibilities of scenography (literally, 'space drawing') for students interested in 'design' as a vital element in the making of theatre, performance, or related artworks.
The module offers a series of (10) mixed-mode workshops which explore and reveal the ways in which space, time, light, sound, object, colour and form may be woven together to impact upon, and communicate with, the spectator. These examinations are informed by independent research into the work of exemplary practitioners associated with, or relevant to, the foeld, and further supported by the presentation (through live performance or documentary film) of significant, contemporary, scenographic practice.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Application of number may be necessary for the development of proposed ideas, 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 via 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 course 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, presentation processes, and the collation of materials within research folios.|
|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 awareness does not in itself constitute an assessed element.|
|Problem solving||Creative problem solving, outcome recognition, and the identification of appropriate strategies and procedures, are encouraged and assessed aross the duration of the module.|
|Research skills||Appropriate personal research, and the development of effective personal research practices, are directly assessed through the development and presentation of the research folio.|
|Subject Specific Skills||The development and articulation of scenographic ideas through two, three and four dimensional representation are subject specific skills which are both exercised and assessed.|
|Team work||Group working is addressed and exercised throughout the module. Practical classes demand the application of skills necessary to conduct successful collaborative activity. Elements of the assessment relate directly to the development and employment of such skills.|
Reading ListRecommended Text
Baugh, Christopher (2005) Theatre, Performance and Technology: The Development of Scenography in the Twentieth Century Palgrave Macmillan Primo search Berger, John (1998) Ways of Seeing Penguin Primo search Goldberg, RoseLee (2001) Performance Art Thames & Hudson Primo search Holmberg, Arthur (2000) The Theatre of Robert Wilson Cambridge University Press Primo search Huxley, Michael & Noel Witts (eds) (1996) The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader Routledge Primo search Svoboda, Josef (1993) The Secret of Theatrical Space Applause Books Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4