150 Fundamentals of Design & Production
of Theatre/Costume Designer
Office: Fine Arts Bldg.
Office Phone: 257-6459
e mail: Nelson.Fields.@uky.edu
- A comprehensive study of the
basic organizational structure, processes, and techniques involved in theatre
design, technology, and management with particular reference to UK Theatre.
- By the end of the semester the
- Understand the elements and principles
of design as they pertain to theatrical design.
- Understand the importance of
and ability to do research in the theatrical design process.
- Understand the areas of theatrical
design and technology.
- Be able to analyze the design
and production elements of a theatrical production.
- Individual Projects
- Pop Quizzes
- Design Responses for UK Theatre
main stage productions
- Group Projects
- Sketchbook Journal.
Grades are calculated on a point
- Final grades are calculated by
points accumulated and divided by the points possible to determine percentage.
Grades for the course and the class are assigned based on percentages as follows:
100-92% = A (represents exceptionally
high achievement as a result of aptitude, effort, and intellectual initiative)
91-83% = B (represents
a high achievement as a result of ability and effort)
82-74% = C (represents
73-65% = D (represents
unsatisfactory achievement and is the minimum grade for which credit is
64-0% = E ( represents unsatisfactory
achievement and indicates failure to acheive the objectives of the assignment
- TEXT: J. Michaal Gillette, Theatrical
Design and Production, 4th edition.
- Students are expected to purchase
theatre tickets and supplies necessary to complete assigned projects. I
expect you to have these items in class when needed. Specific items
you need immediately include: a drawing pad, pencils, black ballpoint pen.
You should bring these items to class everyday.
- This is a course that requires
participation. Attendance is necessary as well as mandatory and absences will
count against your grade. The following attendance policy pertains to this
3 - 5 unexcused absences Final
Grade will drop one letter.
6 unexcused absences You
fail the course.
- If you provide appropriate documentation,
you may receive an excused absence which will not count against your grade
in any way. This means a note from your doctor for illness, death notice for
a death in the family, and formal notification for university excused absences.
Students missing due to an excused absence must notify me within one week
following the period of the absence. For additional information regarding
these policies, please refer to the current University Bulletin.
- Any student needing to miss for
religious observances must notify me in writing no later than one week before
you plan to miss.
- TARDINESS: Students not in the
classroom by the time roll is complete will be counted absent unless a compelling
reason can be documented.
- Assignments, which are turned
in late, will be docked one letter grade and after three days, you receive
a failing grade for that assignment.
off cell phones before coming to class.
150 Course Outline (current outline
may be downloaded when link is active)