Module Identifier DR32420  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Richard D Downing  
Semester Available semesters 1 and 2  
Pre-Requisite DR22310 or one of the following: DR21910, DR22110, DR22510  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   Tutorial. Weekly tutorials following design presentations  
  Other   Project. Supervision of practical project  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Design For One Production: Notebook - 20%, Design - 80 Presentation - Monday 2nd June 2003100%
Further details For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at  

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


- 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.


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


This module is at CQFW Level 6