The legibility of images, materials, objects and space have re-tooled how performance is made. With more frequency, designers are creating work in installation projects and exhibitions that while performative, are no longer absolutely reliant on a script. This new approach necessitates not only an understanding of theatrical design principles, but it also requires the designer to be visually literate, historically, critically and theoretically aware of the cultural, social and political meanings as well as aesthetics of their designed spaces and objects. To this end, the Performance Design thematic minor, draws upon courses from art history, studio art, film, visual and media studies as well as the design courses within the Theatre and Dance Department. Advisors: Davis-Green, Ames - a minimum of 5.5 units
THE INTEGRATIVE EXPERIENCE:
One unit –TH 404 A final creative project appended to a 300-level course or taken as an independent study.
Progress Meeting: There will be an annual progress meeting with full faculty and individual students to monitor, assess and advise their progress. Students must bring 10 copies of their unofficial transcript and resume to the meeting.