Mad Props: Theatrical Property Design and Production (DRA2312.01)

Seancolin Hankins

An exercise in planning, communication, creativity and resourcefulness, property design applies to film, television, and theatrical production. This course will look at theatrical props and set dressing from a property designer’s perspective. Starting with a script, we will uncover the questions you didn’t know needed answering in order to comprehensively produce or curate props that are functional, period appropriate, and successfully contribute to a production. Coursework will be based on lectures, script analysis, hands on property production in the Drama Department Scene Shop, and peer critiques.


Learning Outcomes:
-Script Analysis for Theatrical Production
-Fabrication Methods
-Understanding 'Pros and Cons' of common construction materials
-Budgeting Money (and time!) for individual projects as well as entire productions.
-Collaboration and Communication with designers and directors



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: Drama , Fully In-Person , All courses
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