Design Faculty

Undergraduate Discipline

Theatre

Previous courses

Elements I Fall

Fall

This course is for students with little or no design or technical experience but who are curious about design and want exposure to multiple design areas. The course is also a useful tool for directors, playwrights, and actors who want to increase their understanding of the design and technical aspects of theatre in order to enhance their abilities as theatrical artists. This is a very hands-on class, in which students will learn the basics needed to execute set, costume, lighting, and sound designs. We will use a short scene or play as the focus of our discussions of the collaborative design process. Class format will include classes with the full design faculty, as well as classes focused on specific design areas.

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Theatre Techniques: Design Elements I

Fall

This course is for students with little or no design or technical experience who are curious about design and want exposure to multiple design areas. It is also a useful tool for directors, playwrights, and actors who want to increase their understanding of the design and technical aspects of theatre in order to enhance their abilities as theatrical artists. This is a very hands-on class, in which students will learn the basics needed to execute set, costume, lighting, and sound designs. We will use a short scene or play as the focus of our discussions of the collaborative design process. Class format will include classes with the full design faculty, as well as classes focused on specific design areas.

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Theatre Techniques: Design Elements II

Spring

This course is for students who have design or technical experience or have taken Design Elements I and want to explore design and technical theatre in greater depth. This course is also useful for students who are studying one area of design and want an introduction to other areas. Students will explore two of the four design areas (set, costume, lighting, and sound) in greater depth, building their technical skills, design basics, and collaborative communication skills. Class format involves classes with the full design faculty and six weeks of classes in each of two design areas with individual design teachers. The goal of this semester is to have students develop the ability to create a simple design in their chosen areas. 

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