Module Identifier DR32620  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Simon Banham  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite DR22510  
Course delivery Project   Supervision of practical project  
  Tutorial   Weekly tutorials following design presentation  
Assessment Design for one production   Working notebook - 20%, Design - 100%   100%  


- To extend and develop the work of DR22510
- 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 proposal for the role and function of costume in response to a particular theatre text/performance event.
- 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 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 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 entire performer related aspects (costumes, make-up, hairstyle, personal artefacts etc) for a departmental production in collaboration with a director, and to then realise these designs within a given budget.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Barba, Eugenio & Savarese, Nicola. (1991) The Secret art of the Performer. Routledge
Hodges, Nicola. (1994) Performance Art into the 90s. Art & Design Mag.
Braun & Schneider. (1975) Historic Costume in Pictures. Dover
Boucher, Francoise. (1987) A History of Costume in the West. Thames & Hudson
** Recommended Text
Pzharskaya. (1988) Ballet Rousses. Iskusstvo Art Publishers
Van Norman Baer, Nancy. (1991) Theatre in Revolution (Russian Avant Garde Stage Design 1913-1935). Thames & Hudson