SCENEHOUSE INTRO 2020
April 10th - 13th 2020
This four day course gives students an intensive learning experience that fuses core theatre design skills with creative insights from working practitioners.
Working with a professional designer, you will create a scale model design box over 4 days, and learn about script analysis, model making, tech drawings, working as a designer and all aspects of what being a set designer is about..
Scenehouse INTRO is aimed at participants from a wide range of related disciplines who want to find out more about the process of set design or if designing for performance is the career path for them.
The INTRO course is also a dynamic creative experience in itself - and is ideal for students who would like to work on their approach to 3d design - or explore model making in a theatrical context.
The four day schedule will introduce students to the key creative processes of scenography, exploring the designer’s role as visual story teller and image maker, as well as focusing on the hard skills of design including script analysis, working at scale and model making.
The relationship between set, lighting, costume and sound design will also be considered, with input from practicing professionals.
The course is constructed to replicate an overview of the creative path theatre designers take to arrive at finished Set and Costume Designs. Learning is based on a linked series of practical hands-on exercises incorporating a studio period in which each participant works out their own design solution to a given text in the form of a scale model.
Please believe that it not essential to be able to draw and paint! There are many other techniques you can apply.
Materials for this course will be provided, but students will need to bring a small tool kit comprising:
1:25 scale ruler, set square. pencils, sketchbook, scalpel knife, cutting board and metal ruler.
We are very keen for students to feel that they can take this course as an introduction / tester to our Summer Programme, so please note that we will give a discount of £50 per module (so that would mean a discount of £150 over the whole Programme fee) to students who go on to enrol onto the Summer Programme, having studied on the INTRO!. This discount is applicable in conjunction with the early bird discount.
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