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The focus of this studio subject is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools – specifically the generation and articulation of design possibilities through a series of studio-based projects. Linking these investigations will be the theme of sound and music in performance, which may be explored conceptually, metaphorically, structurally, or technologically – for example, music and/or sound as the starting point for performance, sound and it’s relationship to colour, sound and texture, the control of sound. In all of these investigations, the student will be encouraged to think of sound as a dramaturgical tool.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who have successfully completed this subject should be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to interrogate and respond to a brief
- Demonstrate an ability to generate a variety of design possibilities for a given situation
- Employ a range of verbal and written communication skills in expressing design ideas
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of sound and music in performance
- Effectively make a case for practical design proposals.
On completing this subject students will demonstrate:
- An ability to undertake critical analysis
- An ability to work with design precedents
- An ability to work with different design methodologies
- An understanding of challenges for the performance designer in the 21st century;
- An understanding of their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.
Last updated: 24 November 2021