The production designer is responsible for creating, controlling, and managing ‘the look’ of films and narrative television from page to screen. This hands-on course explores the processes of production design, art direction, and lighting direction processes as related to design for film and television. From initial Production Design sketches and ‘Feel-Boards’ to accommodating desired cinematographic angles when designing a studio set, design for film requires a designer to shape an entire visual world while keeping in mind the story as a whole. The goal of this course is to provide an initial understanding of the Production Design process in practice through studio work and instruction.
The Class: Format: studio/laboratory; This class will be a combination of instruction and in class studio work.
Requirements/Evaluation: committed participation in class discussion and feedback; and the thoughtful, timely completion and presentation of multiple design projects of varying scales, focusing on scenic and lighting design, considered both individually and when working in tandem
Prerequisites: THEA 201, THEA 285, ARTS 100, or permission from instructor with equivalent experience
Enrollment Preferences: In instance of over-enrollment, preference will be given to Seniors, Juniors, & Sophomores in the Theatre Majors & Art Majors
Materials/Lab Fee: up to $125 for materials and copying charged to term bill
Distributions: Division I