DRMA 215 Scene Design • 4 Cr.


Introduction to set design. Students explore dramatic metaphor and the tangible execution of aesthetic. Students explicate dramatic texts, conceptualize scenic designs, draft working schematics and build models. Students collaborate and present their designs to the class.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the history of theatrical scene design.
  • Discuss basic elements of 3D design such as space, shape, and movement
  • Analyze a script to develop design concepts
  • Create rough drawings, gather visual research and examine existing examples of appropriate architecture to support initial design concepts.
  • Explain design concepts in writing and orally.
  • Revise design concepts based on clarity of narrative, needs of the text, and potential direction.
  • Draft scale drawings, ground plans and sketches based on research and feedback
  • Build scale models of design concepts representing a clear, tangible product of the design process.