ARTS 201
Worldbuilding: Design for the Theater Spring 2023
Division I
Cross-listed THEA 201
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This course examines designers’ creative processes as they investigate a theatrical text and then dream-into-being the fictional worlds of a hypothetical production. Class will consist of several practical projects in multiple areas of design. We will practice a two-pronged technique in response to a text: developing a personal, intuitive creative response while simultaneously supporting all logistical requirements, resulting in an inventive yet dramaturgically sound design. Emphasis will be on folding this individual work process into a larger group collaboration by refining methods of communication, presentation, and group critique.
The Class: Format: studio/laboratory
Limit: 10
Expected: 8
Class#: 3741
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Coursework is group class discussion and critiques, paired with several hands-on projects throughout the term.
Prerequisites: THEA 101 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Theatre majors
Unit Notes: this course is a prerequisite for all upper-level design and directing courses; this course does not count toward the Art major
Materials/Lab Fee: $125 for materials and copying charged to term bill
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARTS 201 Division I THEA 201 Division I

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