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.
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|Design for Theatre and Performance
|Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
|Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
- (DESI 121 or MUSI 132 or THEA 152) and 36 further points
- THEA 356
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
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- Paper Structure
- The paper is taught through a combination of lectures, demonstrations and practical workshops.
- Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
- Course outline
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- 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