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THEA256 Design for Theatre and Performance

The history, principles and practices of design for theatre and performance, and the development of production design concepts.

This paper is an introduction to lighting, sound and set design for theatre and performance, with an emphasis on the development of design concepts in contemporary theatre practice.

Paper title Design for Theatre and Performance
Paper code THEA256
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
(THEA 152 or DESI 121 or MUSI 132) and 36 further points
Restriction
THEA 356
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
theatre.studies@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Please contact the Theatre Studies office for a copy of the most recent course outline.
Paper Structure
The paper is taught through a combination of lectures, demonstrations and practical workshops.
Textbooks
Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Gain an overview of the history of design in theatre and performance
  • Identify some of the philosophies and theories that underpin and inform the field
  • Identify some of the key figures and practitioners within the field
  • Understand production design as a text in its own right
  • Gain a deeper appreciation of theatrical and performative genres, practices and conventions
  • Develop some fundamental tools of research, analysis and conceptual realisation in the field of theatre and performance design
  • Gain an understanding of the technical language, practices and terminology specific to the field
Teaching Arrangements
Please contact the Theatre Studies office for copy of the most recent paper profile.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

The history, principles and practices of design for theatre and performance, and the development of production design concepts.

This paper is an introduction to lighting, sound and set design for theatre and performance, with an emphasis on the development of design concepts in contemporary theatre practice.

Paper title Design for Theatre and Performance
Paper code THEA256
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Prerequisite
(THEA 152 or DESI 121 or MUSI 132) and 36 further points
Restriction
THEA 356
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
Paper Structure
The paper is taught through a combination of lectures, demonstrations and practical workshops.
Teaching Arrangements
Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
Textbooks
Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Gain an overview of the history of design in theatre and performance
  • Identify some of the philosophies and theories that underpin and inform the field
  • Identify some of the key figures and practitioners within the field
  • Understand production design as a text in its own right
  • Gain a deeper appreciation of theatrical and performative genres, practices and conventions
  • Develop some fundamental tools of research, analysis and conceptual realisation in the field of theatre and performance design
  • Gain an understanding of the technical language, practices and terminology specific to the field

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41