Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Advanced Studio Practice (scenography)
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 7 Hours   Presentation - 30 minutes  70%
Semester Assessment Research Proposal (word equivalent 3,000)  30%
Supplementary Assessment Exhibition/Installation  70%
Supplementary Assessment Research Proposal (word equivalent 3,000)  30%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced skills in the conception of a proposed scenographic event.

2. Demonstrate an advanced practical application of the procedures of scenographic practice, in particular the skills of representation and presentation.

3. Demonstrate independent creative functioning and informed independent research.

4. Critically evaluate and exercise judgment on the diverse media and compositional techniques employed in the preparation of appropriate documents of proposal.

Brief description

This is an advanced studio practice module in scenography and theatre design that seeks to develop the ethos of visible–thinking and documenting through practical exploration, extending the students’ employability skillset and preparing them for professional practice. At the end of their second year students electing to take this module will begin discussions with the course tutor to consider and construct a scenographic research question that will be addressed and answered through the study and realisation of one strand from the scenographic threads: Space/ Body/ Light/ Sound. The student will be expected to engage in the shared culture of studio practice whilst pursuing their own individual project. As such this module demands a great degree of self direction and self regulation, which offers further preparation for professional practice.

The module also offers students the opportunity to critically reflect upon and contextualise their chosen area of specialisation within contemporary scenographic practice.

The students will conceive and create a scenographic exploration to be installed or exhibited as appropriate in response to the research question established at the start of the module. The research question will also form the basis for the critical portfolio and viva which will form the second part of the assessment.


Week 1.
Introductory lecture to the course
+ Individual tutorial 1: discuss and review the research question
+ Seminar 1: Shared research discussion to identify potential cross over and interdisciplinary collaborations.
+ Studio supervision

Week 2.
Studio Supervision

Week 3.
Seminar 2: Practitioner case studies 1.
Studio Supervision

Week 4.
Studio Supervision

Week 5.
Seminar 3: Guest practitioner. 1. (focus on set and or costume)
Studio Supervision

Week 6.
Studio Supervision
Tutorial 2: mid-module review

Week 7.
Seminar 4: Practitioner case studies 2.
Studio Supervision

Week 8.
Studio Supervision

Week 9.
Seminar 5: Guest practitioner 2. (focus on light and or sound)
Studio Supervision

Week 10.
Tutorial 3: discuss preparations for installation/exhibition
Studio Supervision

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number • Tackle problems involving number within IT data handling • The use and conversion of scale • The manipulation and documentation of technical data
Communication • Read in different contexts and for different purposes • Listen effectively • Articulate and evaluate ideas verbally
Improving own Learning and Performance • Devise and apply realistic learning and self management strategies
Information Technology • Use a range of commonly used software packages • Present information and data • Use email /internet appropriately and effectively
Personal Development and Career planning • Develop awareness of personal skills, beliefs and qualities in relation to course/career progression • Market skills, experience and achievement effectively through a diversity of media
Problem solving • Identify conceptual problems • Identify factors which might influence potential solutions • Develop creative thinking approaches to problem solving • Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of potential solutions • Construct a rational proposal in response to a problem
Research skills • Understand a range of research methods • Plan and carry out research
Subject Specific Skills The following subject specific skills are developed and directly or indirectly assessed: • Engaging in performance and production, based on an acquisition and understanding of appropriate performance and production vocabularies, skills, structures and working methods; • Contributing to the production of performance and/or film and/or television, scenography, sound and lighting production; • Achieving expertise in the use of various technical apparatus necessary to realise the demands of production in live performance and/or recorded media;
Team work • Knowledge sharing through discussion.


This module is at CQFW Level 6