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Introduction to Design Scenography
Course: THP217

First Term: 2004 Spring
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   4 Period(s)   3.7 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: The role of the theatre designer in creating scenic, lighting, costume, sound, and multimedia effects for stage productions. Elements of the design process and communication of dramatic themes and visions to the audience

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Analyze and describe the communicative impact of art. (I)
2. Explain the characteristics of theatrical design as an art. (II)
3. Identify and describe the elements of design. (III)
4. Explain the process of moving from a design idea to practical implementation. (IV)
5. Analyze the role of theatre designers. (V)
6. Analyze the partnership between director and designer. (VI)
7. Analyze the impact of performers on design. (VII)
8. Analyze the audience experience and the communicative impact on design. (VIII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. The Communicative Impact of Art
   A. Discourse on art
      1. Artist`s point of view
      2. Available media
   B. Styles of art
      1. Realism
      2. Impressionism
      3. Symbolism
II. Theatrical Design as Art
   A. Styles of theatre
      1. Classical
      2. Romanticism
      3. Melodrama
      4. Realism and naturalism
      5. Avant-garde
      6. Twentieth Century popular theatre
      7. Postmodern
   B. Styles of theatrical design
      1. Representational
      2. Presentational
      3. Historical
      4. Imaginary
III. The Elements of Design
   A. Line
   B. Shape
   C. Form
   D. Texture
   E. Color
IV. Moving from Idea to Application
   A. How design elements function together
   B. Application to entertainment design
V. The Role of the Designer
   A. The show concept
   B. The design metaphor
VI. The Partnership Between Director and Designer
   A. The play`s theme
   B. The director`s point of view
   C. The design metaphor
VII. Analyze the Impact of Performers of Design
   A. Exploring the play`s theme
   B. Using the director`s point of view
   C. Interacting
VIII. The Audience Experience and the Communicative Impact of Design
   A. Production unity
      1. The play`s theme
      2. The director`s point of view
      3. The design metaphor
   B. Manipulation
      1. The play`s theme
      2. The director`s point of view
      3. The design metaphor
   C. Reaction
      1. Feedback
      2. Reviews
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4/27/2004

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