Intermediate Directing 1: Visual Perception & Stage

School of Drama: Directing Technique

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Intermediate Directing 1

Spring 2021

Taught By: Mason Beggs

Section: A

CRN: 9930

Credits: 3

This course will explore the correlation between our perception of two dimensional images, and the three dimensional space of the theatre. It will examine the foundations of two dimensional design and how visual artists utilize techniques to manipulate story and emotional experience in their work. These techniques will then be transferred to staged studio work by exploring elements such as focus and spatial relationships. 

 No writing or papers will be expected in the course but students will have an in depth research period in two dimensional design, including principles of photographic composition, and visual manipulation before funneling this knowledge into individual studio work where they put this knowledge into action. 

When the class concludes students will have a better understanding of how the slightest change to a visual element on the stage can alter the entire experience. Directors will leave with new staging techniques to utilize and demonstrate in their future work. This course will complement BFA Dramatic Arts students work in Foundations in Directing and further explore the idea that all artistic mediums are applicable to our work as theatre practitioners.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Directing Technique (TUDR)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:56am 4/14/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021