Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Theatre and Dance Studies

Academics

Theatre and Dance Studies 310. Intermediate Stage Design

This course builds on the elements and principles of two- and three-dimensional design as they pertain to theatrical design. Students will work intensively on script analysis and visual research to create production concepts for given plays. Working both individually as artists and in collaborative groups, students will develop design materials for scene and costume designs, including hand-drafted construction plans, scale models, painted costume renderings, fabric references, and evocative and period research bibles. The course will emphasize drawing, visual references, and written statements as the primary means of communication between designers and directors. Students wishing to enroll in the course must have taken Introduction to Design or exhibit other evidence of a background in design, visual art, or theatre.