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Space in Performance (FINA30023)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeFINA30023
Semester 1
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Space is one of the elements available to be manipulated by the designer in the development of a design for performance. Space can be expanded and compressed, altered and changed through the use of scenic elements and devices - the set. This subject examines how through the application of scenic devices and mechanisms, space can be used as a dramaturgical tool in the creation of a performance. Students will also study different performance spaces from different periods – their physical structure, and the theories underlying them. Non-traditional spaces will also be examined – the found performance space, and the site specific performance space.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a capacity to analyse, evaluate and critique the effective use of space in a performance;
  • undertake the process of developing a design concept and produce documentation and materials sufficient to communicate that concept;
  • select from a range of theories (performative, artistic, environmental, historical, philosophical, scientific, etc.) and make them relevant to the task at hand;
  • professionally document the conceptual development, research and realisation of a designed item, and reflect on the outcome.

Last updated: 21 September 2019