Set Design (2nd Edition In Production)

Set Design (2nd Edition In Production)

$229.00

This program illustrates how to maintain top-notch production values in facilities that range from the high school "cafetorium" to state-of-the-art theaters.

  • Explores various types of common interior and exterior set design styles: Box Sets, Unit Sets, and Wing and Drop Sets, as well as combinations of those three types.
  • Demonstrates how to analyze a script to determine technical demands.
  • Offers hands-on group projects such as researching for period plays, working with the director and other designers to achieve a specific style the production concept, and considering directional compositions in the design.
  • Analyzes common aspects of set design including sightlines, furniture placement and traffic patterns, and basic scale drawing.

Hosts: Bob Fowler and Marti Fowler

In addition to freshening up the original Set Design program, the 2nd Edition will include new sections:

  • Using Projections 
  • 3-D Set Design Rendering
  • 2 interviews with USA 829 Scenic Designers (including plans and footage of the finished sets)
  • Production Concept and the Design Process
  • Designing Period Sets.

(Anticipated Roll-Out Date, Fall, 2017).

  • Provides examples of various types of common interior and exterior set designs: Box Sets, Unit Sets, and Wing and Drop Sets, as well as combinations of those three types.
  • Demonstrates how to analyze a script to determine technical demands.
  • Offers hands-on group projects such as researching for period plays, working with the director and other designers to achieve a specific style, and directional compositions.
  • Analyzes common aspects of set design including sight lines, furniture placement and traffic patterns, and basic scale drawing.

 

Day 1: Introduction to Set Design

  • Tour of a Typical Theater
  • Script Analysis (part 1)

Day 2: 

  • Script Analysis (part 2)

Day 3:

  • Design Analysis and Styles
  • Differences between Actual Buildings and Sets

Day 4:

  • Tour of a Completed Set
  • Scale Drawings

Day 5:

  • Preparing to Build Your Model Set
  • Front Elevations and Model

Days 6-13:

  • Preparing to Build Your Model Set
  • Walls, Floors and Platforms
  • Furniture
  • Painting Your Model

Day 14:

  • Rear Elevations and Working Drawings
  • Exterior Sets and Unit Sets
  • Resumes and Portfolios
  • Review for Unit Test

Day 15:

  • Review and Written Assessment

CHAPTER INDEX, AND ALIGNMENTS TO THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ARTS EDUCATION (PRE-2015)

Day 01 and 02: Theater Hierarchy:

National Content Standard 5-8

  • 3. Designing by developing environments for improvised and scripted scenes.

Achievement Standard:

  • 3. d. Work collaboratively and safely to select and create elements of scenery, properties, lighting, and sound to signify environments, and costumes and makeup to suggest character.

National Content Standard 9-12

  • 3. Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal and formal productions.

Achievement Standard

  • d. Proficient Apply technical knowledge and skills to collaboratively and safely create functional scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and make-up.
  • h. Advanced Safely construct and efficiently operate technical aspects of theater, film, television, or electronic media productions.

CHAPTER INDEX, AND ALIGNMENTS TO THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ARTS EDUCATION (2015 - PRESENT)

Practical Technical Theatre Set Design Second EditionAlignments to the National Core Arts Theatre Standards

 

TH: Cr1.1.5

B. Propose design ideas that support the story and given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr1.1.6

B. Identify solutions to design challenges in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr1.1.7

B. Explain and present solutions to design challenges in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr1.1.8

B. Imagine and explore solutions to design challenges of a performance space in a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cr1.1. I

B. Explore the impact of technology on design choices in a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cr1.1. II

B. Understand and apply technology to design solutions for a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Advanced TH: Cr1.1. III

B. Create a complete design for a drama/theatre work that incorporates all elements of technology.

 

TH: Cr2.1.5

B. Participate in defined responsibilities required to present a drama/theatre work informally to an audience.

 

TH: Cr2.1.6

B. Contribute ideas and accept and incorporate the ideas of others in preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr2.1.7

B. Demonstrate mutual respect for self and others and their roles in preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr2.1. 8

B. Share leadership and responsibilities to develop collaborative goals when preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cr2. 1. I

B. Investigate the collaborative nature of the actor, director, playwright and designers and explore their interdependent roles in drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cr2.1. II

B. Cooperate as a creative team to make interpretive choices for a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Advanced TH: Cr2.1. III

B. Collaborate as a creative team to discover artistic solutions and make interpretive choices in a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.5

C. Create innovative solutions to design and technical problems that arise in rehearsal for a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.6

C. Explore a planned technical design during the rehearsal process for a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.7

C. Consider multiple planned technical design elements during the rehearsal process for a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.8

C. Implement and refine a planned technical design using simple technology during the rehearsal process for devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cr3.1. I

C. Refine technical design choices to support the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cr3.1. II

C. Re-imagine and revise technical design choices during the course of a rehearsal process to enhance the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

HS Advanced TH: Cr3.1. III

C. Apply a high level of technical proficiencies to the rehearsal process to support the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Pr5.1.5

B. Demonstrate the use of technical elements in a drama/theatre work.

 

 

TH: Pr5.1.6

B. Articulate how technical elements are integrated into a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Pr5.1.7

B. Choose a variety of technical elements that can be applied to a design in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Pr5.1.8

B. Use a variety of technical elements to create a design for a rehearsal or drama/theatre production.

 

HS Proficient TH: Pr5.1. I

B. Use researched technical elements to increase the impact of design for a drama/theatre production.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Pr5. 1. II

B. Apply technical elements and research to create a design that communicates the concept of a drama/theatre production.

 

HS Advanced TH: Pr5.1. III

B. Explain and justify the selection of technical elements used to build a design that communicates the concept of a drama/theatre production.

 

TH: Pr6.1.5

A. Present a drama/theatre work informally to an audience.

 

TH: Pr6.1.6

A. Adapt a drama/theatre work and present it informally for an audience.

 

TH: Pr6.1.7

A. Participate in rehearsals for a drama/theatre work that will be shared with an audience.

 

TH: Pr6.1.8

A. Perform a rehearsed drama/theatre work for an audience.

 

HS Proficient TH: Pr6.1. I

A. Perform a scripted drama/theatre work for a specific audience.

 

 

HS Accomplished TH: Pr6.1. II

A. Present a drama/theatre work using creative processes that shape the production for a specific audience.

 

HS Advanced TH: Pr6.1. III

A. Present a drama/theatre production for a specific audience that employs research and analysis grounded in the creative perspectives of the playwright, director, designer, and dramaturg.

 

TH: Re9.1.5 

B. Assess how technical elements represent the theme of a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Re9.1.6

B. Apply production elements used in a drama/theatre work to assess aesthetic choices.

 

TH:Re9.1.7

B. Consider the aesthetics of the production elements in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Re9.1.8

B. Apply the production elements used in a drama/theatre work to assess aesthetic choices.

 

HS Proficient TH: Re9.1. I

B. Consider the aesthetics of the production elements in a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Re9.1. II

B. Construct meaning in a drama/theatre work, considering personal aesthetics and knowledge of production elements while respecting others’ interpretations.

 

 

HS Advanced TH: Re9.1. III

B. Analyze and evaluate varied aesthetic interpretations of production elements for the same drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cn11.2.5

B. Identify historical sources that explain drama/theatre terminology and conventions.

 

TH: Cn11.2.6

B. Investigate the time period and place of a drama/theatre work to better understand performance and design choices.

 

TH: Cn11.2.7

B. Examine artifacts from a time period and geographic location to better understand performance and design choices in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cn11.2.8

B. Identify and use artifacts from a time period and place to develop performance and design choices in a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cn11.2. I

B. Use basic theatre research methods to better understand the social and cultural background of a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cn11.2. II

B. Explore how personal beliefs and biases can affect the interpretation of research data applied in drama/theatre work.

 

 

HS Advanced TH: Cn11.2. III

B. Present and support an opinion about the social, cultural, and historical understanding of a drama/theatre work, based on critical research.