|Module Title||COMPUTER-AIDED SCENOGRAPHY 2|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Richard D Downing|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Pre-Requisite||SG20110 , SG20610 Incompatibilities SG30820|
|Course delivery||Lecture||1 Hours 6 x 1hr lecture / seminars|
|Seminars / Tutorials||2 Hours 10 x 2hr group tutorials|
|Further details||For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/duedates.shtml|
This module aims to develop a sophisticated individual facility in the exploitation of virtual space within scenographic methodology, OR as a means of creating an independent aesthetic event, OR as an interactive element of performance. In addition it examines the application of interactive and immersive computer-generated environments in contemporary performance practice, and fosters and develops a wide range of transferable IT skills. Teaching is conducted through a series of tutorials designed to facilitate and respond to individual strategies of software application within the parameters of the above aims. The lecture/seminars demand and support research into significant, contemporary, concepts and practice relating to the interface between computer scenographics and performance. This learning is compounded through the two assessment tasks detailed below.
Group tutorials are structured in response to student need. They offer guidance particular to the generation and realisation of individual project work; guidance often expressed through the recommendation of specific exercises to gain greater command of relevant aspects of the software programmes introduced through SG20610 (predominantly 3D Studio Max/Viz, Poser, and Lumiere editing).
Lecture/seminars offer research guidance relevant to the essay task, and involve presentations from the course tutors (which draw attention to the theory and practice of significant figures such as Brenda Laurel, Mark Reaney, Claudio Pinhanez, George Coates and Mika Tuomola) and from students following the module.
Criteria for assessment :
i] For the solo project assessment will be made upon the basis of the following criteria:
- Conception: evidence of awareness of context, relevance, integrity, originality and creativity of ideas. (40%)
- Realisation: evidence of sustained development; rigour of methodology and form; facility with media employed. (40%)
- Presentation: relevance, efficiency and sophistication of delivery. (20%)
ii] 3000 word essay : The electronic document should demonstrate an appropriate, expressive and illustrative deployment of information technology in the task of writing in an academic context.
This module is at CQFW Level 6