|| SG31730 |
|| SCENOGRAPHY IN PRODUCTION 1 |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Mr Richard D Downing |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Mr Simon J Banham, Mr Nick Strong, Miss Rebecca A Mitchell |
|| SG20520 |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 7 x 2 hour Seminars |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Contribution to the collaborative conception, development and realisation of designs for departmental productions. In small groups (of approximately six) students will concentrate principally upon one production whilst making a minor contribution to (usually) two others.||70%|
|Semester Assessment|| The generation and development of a folio of process documents.||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| The particular Learning and Teaching structure and requirements of this module dictate that the first element of assessment can only be re-submitted by re-taking the module.||70%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| The second element of assessment may be re-submitted during the August re-sit period.||30%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to.
1. Demonstrate the ability to apply selected principles and methodologies of scenography pertaining to a range of production practices.
2. Show the ability to conduct the shared and negotiated investigation of a collaborative production design process.
3. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to engage, under close supervision, a range of working practices appropriate to a diversity of departmental productions.
4. Present effective and appropriate documents of research, representation, communication and process pertinent to specific practices of scenography in production.
This module aims to examine, in the context of practical implementation, selected principles and methodologies of scenography pertaining to a range of production practices. Building upon the studies of semesters 1 and 2, students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to engage a range of scenographic working practices appropriate to a diversity of departmental productions. Working in small groups and under the supervision of the course tutors, students will have the opportunity to both observe and execute collaborative design processes, and share responsibility in bringing these processes through to realisation in performance. Individually, students will generate and collate documents of research, representation, communication and process pertinent to specific practices of scenography in production. Collectively these documents will be organised as working notebooks and/or electronic folio material, and should function not simply as records, but as both the instrument and embodiment of thought.
This module aims to examine, in the context of practical implementation, selected principles and methodologies of scenography pertaining to a range of production practices.
Specifically, this module:
Examines, in the context of practical implementation, selected principles and methodologies of scenography pertaining to a given range of production practices.
Initiates the shared and negotiated investigation of a collaborative production design process.
Develops the skills and knowledge necessary to engage, under close supervision, a range of working practices appropriate to a diversity of departmental productions.
Encourages and assists the effective and appropriate individual generation and collation of documents of research, conceptual process, representation and communication pertinent to specific practices of scenography in production.
The module is delivered through a structure of seminars, tutorials, production meetings and
practical work . Research tasks, reading and the precise content of each teaching component are
tailored by the course tutors to the specific demands and opportunities of each production.
|| * 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
|| * Understand a range of research methods
* Plan and carry out research |
|| * Read in different contexts and for different purposes
* Speak in different contexts and for different purposes (inc presentation and discussion)
* Listen effectively
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| * Devise and apply realistic learning and self management strategies |
|| * Knowledge sharing through discussion.
* Understand the concept of group dynamics
* Play an active part in group activities.
* Contribute to the setting of group goals
* Contribute effectively to the planning of group activities
* Exercise negotiation and persuasion skills
|| * Use a range of commonly used software packages
* Use specialist C.A.D. programs
* Present information and data
* Use email /internet appropriately and effectively
|Application of Number
* Tackle problems involving number within IT data handling
* The use and conversion of scale
* The manipulation and documentation of technical data
|Personal Development and Career planning
|| * Whilst not an especial focus or assessed element of teaching and learning, the module extends a range of analytical, conceptual, practical and creative skills, and students are made aware of the transferable applications of these across academic and career borders. |
** Recommended Text
Christopher Baugh (2005) Theatre, Performance and Technology
Davis Tony: (2001) Stage Design
Dorn & Shanda: (1992) Drafting for the Theatre
S.Illinois Univ. Press
Mackintosh Iain: (1993) Architecture, Actor and Audience
Mulryne and Shewring (1995) Making Space for Theatre
Mulryne & Shewring ltd
Svoboda, Josef (1993) The Secret of Theatrical Space
This module is at CQFW Level 6