ARTT-170 Principles of Theatrical Design
Offered academic year 2006-2007
An introductory course that explores visual and spatial creativity through artistic composition and theatrical design. This overview course acquaints the students with design elements and techniques as non-verbal communication tools to express the creative imagination in theatrical contexts. Lecture, discussion, reading, and project work in a variety of media will place emphasis on imagining the theatrical world of the play. The course will examine traditional areas of design including scenery, lighting, and costumes, and will also focus on the collaborative process with directors and other theater artists. If possible, project work may be linked to work in the directing curriculum.This course may be repeated at the intermediate level (ARTT-270) with a focus on lighting or scenic design and with varying class context.
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