Theory of Stage Design 1

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203ATS1 Z 4 2T English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course Set-design Theory introduces students to not only the history of the trade but mainly its theory fundamentals which enable the students to apply principles of set-design in the instruction of the graphic elements of the study and in their application in artistic practice.

  1. Concepts (set-design terminology).

Students are introduced to the basic concepts nad their particulars in the peformance trade, their purpose and importance in societal practice.

  1. Students, through lectures and subsequent classes, are presented with viewpoints appied in set-design and knowledge arising from teh development of the trade from its beginnings in interpretation through developmental changes to contemporary and current interpretation.
  2. Students are introduced also to general graphic arts theory.

Mode of study

Lectures. Text analyses. Set design and visual arts theory. Course paper on a given theory topic.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Knowledge of Fine Arts History.

Course contents

Theory status about the Renaissance and Baroque.

Recommended or required reading

Craig Edward Gordon: O divadelním umění, Divadelní ústav 2007

Vacková Růžena: Výtvarný projev v dramatickém umění, Praha 1948

Zich Otakar: Estetika dramatického umění, Praha 1931

Teorie scénografie na základě katalogů Pražského quadriennale (1967-2007)

Assessment methods and criteria

75% attendance. Development of the course paper.

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