THEA 201 Fall 2014 Theatrical Staging and Design: Process of Collaboration

Cross Listed as ARTS201
This course examines the designer's and director's creative process and collaborative roles in the creation of theater. Over a series of practical projects in staging and mise-en-scene, as well as scenic, costume, and lighting design we will try different techniques for eliciting an initial creative response to a text, developing that response into a point-of-view, and solving the practical needs of the production. Particular emphases will be placed on how directors and designers work together to imagine the fictional world(s) of theatrical productions, how design elements synthesize with one another, with the work of the actors and director, and with the larger intellectual, emotional, and physical context of the work as a whole. The course will be team-taught with the dual perspectives of directing and design prompting students to adopt various creative roles throughout the series of assigned projects. Basic presentation skills and technique, as well as methodologies for critical feedback, will be taught as crucial elements of staging and design development.
Class Format: studio
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based upon committed class participation and thoughtful, timely completion of all assignments and projects
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Theatre majors
Department Notes: this course is a prerequisite for all upper-level design and directing courses; this course does not count toward the Art major
Material and Lab Fees: materials and copying $125 to be added to the students' term bill
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 14
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 1771
THEA 201 - 01 (F) STU Theatrical Staging and Design Division 1: Languages and the Arts Robert E. Baker-White
, David Gurcay-Morris
MW 11:00 AM-12:50 PM 62CtrThea&Dance Directing Stud 1771
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