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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
On 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: 6 December 2023