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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.
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
Coursework is group class discussion and critiques, paired with several hands-on projects throughout the term.
THEA 101 or permission of instructor
this course is a prerequisite for all upper-level design and directing courses; this course does not count toward the Art major
$125 for materials and copying charged to term bill
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit: