Nov 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PRF-1301 Design Methods


Credits 3
PRF 1301 provides an introduction to the foundations of theatre design methods through the study of the approaches used to generate the components necessary for a holistic design regarding a sets, sound, lighting, and audio/visual. Explorations of design techniques, aesthetic styles, and theatre genres are undertaken to begin establishing a professional canon. This course consists of a lecture component (2 hours each week) and a laboratory session (2 hours each week). Students enrolled in this course are required to attend the live theatre performance(s) listed in the syllabus outside of scheduled class time. This experience is vital to understanding and learning about the performing arts and is tied directly to significant assignments in this class. Students enrolled in this course will be required to participate in a culminating performance to demonstrate proficiency in the course outcomes. Therefore, students will be required to attend production hours outside of scheduled class time during the final exam period to attend a technical rehearsal, final dress rehearsal, and performance.The specific requirements and details regarding the live theatre performance(s) and culminating performance are outlined in the syllabus. Students should pay special attention to these requirements.
Prerequisite(s):  Reading proficiency levels.
Course Outcomes
  1. Identify the need for design in Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology.
  2. Describe the collaborative process which produces design concepts.
  3. Analyze design methods regarding their application to the Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology.
  4. Explain the fundamental techniques of design.
  5. Perform a design method.
  6. Describe a proactive application of Performing Arts or Entertainment Technology regarding a positive social change.




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