VPA218 Scenography (8)

In this subject students are introduced to the fundamental tools of the scenographer as a theatre-design method. Students explore the design process as a practical synthesis of spatial, visual and aural direction and curation. The subject further covers the theoretical and practical considerations for scenography and spectatorship, space/place based learning and sustainable theatre-design practices through both research and practice. Students explore ecological-thinking and found-environments as a space for performative/design reflection.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VPA218. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that students will have undertaken a minimum of three (3) fundamental acting, design or screen-media based subjects prior to undertaking this subject.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply basic principles of scenography to the design and actor process;
  • be able to independently and collaboratively undertake and evidence site-specific research with a focus on sustainable practices;
  • be able to apply a practical synthesis of performance and design principles in space, time, light, sound, text, object/prop, costume and colour to respond to a range of conceptual briefs;
  • be able to follow the necessary WH&S and location-release protocols for working in a range of non-theatre environments; and
  • be able to demonstrate a capacity to work effectively and cooperatively in groups and take direction.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Understanding 'site' - Space and Place - site as text
  • Site specific research - critical practices of place
  • Research - materiality, visual dramaturgy and the mystery of 'things'
  • Colour & composition
  • Direction
  • Performance - The Scenographic Actor
  • The role of the spectator
  • Landscape dramaturgy
  • Sustainable staging

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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