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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THRART 300L - Scenic Design for Theatre and Entertainment

Formerly THRART 300
3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded or pass/fail
Course can be counted for credit once

This course will introduce students to the art and craft of scenic design for the theatre and the greater entertainment industry. As scenic designers we have not only a visual impact on the stage; we also shape the movement of the stage. As scenic designers we tell the story of the play through visual elements: structure, paint, set dressing, furniture, texture, form. Effective designers must be able to communicate their ideas to the other members of the artistic team and other artisans. This can only be done through visual means such as: scale models, drafting renderings, and research. Students will gain the basic skills in this course to be able to build on what they have learned and continue to experiment with scenic design. This course requires students not only to produce these visual elements by hand but also to critically read and research a play and choose a concept that can be used to guide their design. Projects will be presented in class so students also learn presentation skills.