Module Identifier DR32420  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Richard Downing  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite DR22310 or one of the following: DR21910, DR22110, DR22510  
Course delivery Project   Supervision of practical project  
  Tutorial   Weekly tutorials following design presentations  
Assessment Design for one production   Notebook - 20%, Design - 80%   100%  


- To extend and develop the work of the introductory Design modules.
- To provide a practical and performed arena for scenographic exploration.
- To introduce the shared and negotiated investigation of a scenographic solution.

Learning Outcomes:

Typically, upon completion of this module, the student will be able:

- To create a coherent conceptual scenographic proposal appropriate to the specific production intentions and requirements of a given dramatic, theatrical or performance project
- To demonstrate strategies for the practical realisation of conceptual intentions within specific physical and collaborative parameters.
- To demonstrate the experience and understanding necessary for the development of independent and responsible practical design initiatives.
- To show an holistic comprehension of the production scenography within particular production procedures
- To present clearly illustrated and appropriately documented evidence of the design process, strategies and sources


Through the rigorous investigation of a text (if used) and any other primary or secondary sources, to design (under the supervision of the course tutor) the physical setting or a similar, predominant, scenographic element (e.g.: light installation: data projection; sound environment) for one departmental production. Whilst maintaining responsible collaboration with the director and wider production team, these designs are then to be realised within a given budget.

Reading Lists

Essential Reading or Viewing.
This will depend on the production project assigned. The staff directors on a project-to-project basis will provide a detailed bibliography and suggest appropriate areas of research..
** Recommended Text
Shaw, Phyllida (ed). (1996) Make Space! (Design for theatre and alternative spaces). S.B.T.D.
Burnett, Kate (Ed). (1999) Time + Space (Design for Performance). S.B.T.D.
Adcock, Craig. (1990) James Turrell: The Art of Light and Space. University of California
Les Ames Mortes. (video). Carbonne 14