A set design communicates lots of information to an audience, and provides the physical world in which a performance takes place. Students in this course will work through the process of designing a stage set. Basic design principles and conceptualization, play analysis, theatrical style, research, drafting and model making will all be covered. Students will be expected to read each play and respond with various types of visual images, including research, sketches, plans and models. Although design for live performance will be the focus, this class will be useful for students shaping space in other media.
This course will be offered the first seven weeks of the term.