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PAPD - Performing Arts Prod Design

PAPD 100 Story Structure

Course Description:This course explores the various structures of storytelling found within dramatic texts. By surveying a wide variety of genres and media, the class provides students with multiple valuable tools for analyzing texts from the perspective of a theatre-maker. The course focuses on structure as a means of interpretation favoring form over content or theme.

3 credits

PAPD 101 Creativity Collaborative for Production and Design

Prerequisite: Student must be a Performing Arts major to register for this course.

Course Description: This course is an introduction to design for incoming freshmen design and technology majors. Students will learn how to think "outside the box" and apply this thinking to design a variety of projects based on their emotional responses to the weekly class topic or artwork. Required for all freshmen design and technology majors.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 102 Fundamentals of Design

Course Description: This is a foundation course in design as a means of storytelling for performance, the course introduces students to the thought processes and practice of design as a way of understanding dramatic texts. Areas of focus may include scenery, costume, lighting, sound and/or media design.

3 credits

PAPD 110 Fundamentals Scenery and Stagecraft

Course Description: This course is designed as an introduction to fundamental scenic practices in the theatre. The class focuses on the reading and interpretation of visual research, space, and construction drawings.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 120 Fundamentals of Costume

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Production and Design for Stage and Screen major only.

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to costumes for the theatre, dance, and performance. Students will acquire the skills to understand how costumes affect the development of characterization, influence storytelling, and create a visual world. The focus of the course will be the design of costumes and the basics of implementing a design process.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 130 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Production and Design for Stage and Screen major only.

Course Description:

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 131 Lighting Workshop

Course Description: A study of the physics of light, optics, mechanics, and electricity and how they apply to the equipment and control and accepted practices in lighting for the professional and nonprofessional theater.

3 credits

PAPD 140 Fundamentals: Sound and Story

Course Description: This course is a lecture-lab course in which topics are presented by the instructor, concepts are explained, and assignments are completed by students both during lab periods and outside of class. This introductory course assumes no previous experience or training in sound design, so the initial emphases are on the use of equipment, technique, concepts, and basic procedures.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 160 Explorations in Light and Sound for Dance

Course Description: This course provides a visual and sonic vocabulary focused on dance and the dance performer. Interpretations of color, texture, movement, tempo, rhythm, and volume are explored.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 171 Make-up for the Theater I

Course Description: This course provides the student opportunities to explore the application of makeup for the theatre, based on role analysis in order to project the physical aspects of a role. Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 211 Scenic Design I

Course Description: This course explores the fundamentals of scenic practices in the theatre and film through the exploration of a classic play. Students study visual design ideas and perform research to execute the design for a short play, including reading and interpretation of visual research, space and construction drawings, and the execution of a full set of drawings and model in 1/4" scale.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 221 Costume Design I

Prerequisite: This course is open only to students majoring in Production and Design for Stage and Screen.

Course Description: This course focuses on the theory and practice of costume design for stage. Students explore and practice script and character analysis and learn research techniques. Through the steps of the costume designer process, students learn how to design costumes that work with the scenic and lighting elements on stage.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 231 Lighting Design I

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Production and Design for Stage and Screen major only.

Course Description: This course focuses on the theory and practice of stage lighting. Practical application includes the creation of light plots, focus charts and schedules, hook-ups, lighting cues, and cue sheets. Students will learn the process of lighting design in a ‘paper project’ format, and research visuals to use to support their design choices. Students then learn the fundamentals implementing their own lighting design plot with the backdrop of the scenic ground plans.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 251 History of Costume and Decor I

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the histroy of costumes, architecture, interiors, and decoration from Prehistory to Jacobean period. This course is both lecture and discussion formatted. The discussions include how the clothing, interiors, architecture and decor were developed both aesthetically and techinically. The students design costumes or scenery for a play of their choice in any period covered in this course.

3 credits

PAPD 260 Acting for Production and Design

This course covers the basic principles of acting for designers and technicians to provide them a practical and hands-on understanding of the actor's process and tool kit. Students learn theatre games, character development, techniques to explore locations and environments, scene study methods and analysis.

3 credits

PAPD 271 Drafting I

Prerequisite: This course is open only to students majoring in Production and Design for Stage and Screen.

Course Description: This course is designed as an introduction to fundamental hand drafting and computer drafting practices in the theatre. The class will focus on studio class sessions. Basic principles of design composition will be developed during the semester.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 272 Drafting II

Course Description: This course uses basic mechanical drawing skills for stage design, but incorporates the use of basic to intermediate levels ofVectorWorks for theatrical use. Students learn to draft 2D plans, sections, elevations, and specialized plots to communicate theatrical design ideas and how to organize these documents for printing and distribution. Students also receive an introduction to the creation of 3D objects and rendering.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 271 Minimum Grade of C

PAPD 273 Scenic and Costume Practicum I

Catalog Description: This course provides students with practical experience in scenic and costume design by offering the opportunity to design or assist on a production in the student's area of focus. This is the first in a series of three practicum courses, this first of which allows the student to hone design skills with significant faculty oversight.

1 credits

PAPD 274 Lighting and Sound Practicum I

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Production and Design for Stage and Screen major only.

Course Description: This course provides students with practical experience in lighting and sound design by offering the opportunity to design or assist on a production i the student's area of focus. This is the first in a series of three practicum courses, this first of which allows the student to hone design skills with significant faculty oversight.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

1 credits

PAPD 275 Makeup for the Theater II

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Directing, Theatre, Acting, Commercial Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting in Film Television Commercials and Voice-Overs, and Actor majors only.

Course Description: This course is designed as the study of advanced techniques used in theatrical makeup. Students learn the processes of casting life masks and using these in creating latex and foamed latex makeup appliances. Additionally, students design full makeup based on these techniques and learn the processes used in the design creation, and maintenance of wigs and ventilated hair pieces. Safety procedures, awareness of toxic nature of materials, and orderly working methods are stressed throughout this course.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 171 Minimum Grade of D

PAPD 276 Theater Props

Course Description : This course provides an exploration of the rationale for the use of theatrical properties. As a practical application class, the course uses role and play analysis to project physical aspects of the production through props. Course Rotation:< /strong>Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 311 Scenic Design II

3 credits

PAPD 312 Scenic Design for Film and Television

Course Description: This course provides practical, technical, and aesthetic guidance on interpretation of visual research, space, and construction drawings and the execution of a full set of drawings and model in W' scale for one film and one commercial.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 211 Minimum Grade of C

PAPD 321 Costume Design II

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 221 Minimum Grade of D

PAPD 322 Costume Design for Film and Television

Course Description:

This course introduces the costume design student to the world of film and television, covering the basic principles of costume design for the camera. Students explore the differences between the elements of TV, Film, and stage costume design and design costumes for a commercial and a feature film or mini-series. Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 221 Minimum Grade of C

PAPD 331 Lighting Design II

Prerequisite: This course is open only to students majoring in Production and Design for Stage and Screen.

Course Description: This course reinforces lighting design through research, classroom discussion, and design projects, the primary objective being to develop solid practices, techniques, and documentation of the design process. Light lab sessions focus on the practical application of exploring the mind's eye and designing with light. Class discussion and demonstrations emphasize the use of light as a production element.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 231 Minimum Grade of D

PAPD 332 Lighting Design for Film and Television

Course Description: This course covers the theory and practice of cinematography and lighting for Jilm and television. Students become familiar with various lighting styles and types of equipment used to implement them, as well as grip and electrical areas of motion picture production.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 231 Minimum Grade of C

PAPD 341 Sound Design II

Prerequisite: This course is open only to students majoring in Production and Design for Stage and Screen.

Course Description: This course is an advanced introduction to the fundamentals of sound technology. Students become familiar with a range of audio components and specifications, and learn how they function, how they connect to each other, and why they are used.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 140 Minimum Grade of D

PAPD 342 Sound Design for Film and Television

Course Description: This course covers the theory and practice of sound production for film and television. Students become familiar with various techniques and aesthetics of production sound recording.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 140 Minimum Grade of C

PAPD 351 History of Costume and Decor II

Prerequisite: This course is open only to students majoring in Production and Design for Stage and Screen. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Western Heritage (Area of Knowledge II) or 3 credits in Analysis of Human, Social, and Natural Phenomena (Area of Knowledge IV).

Course Description: This course is a continuation of the introduction to the history of costumes, architecture, interiors, and decoration from Carolingian period (1625) to the Present. Students learn how clothing, interiors, architecture, and decor were developed both aesthetically and technically in the periods covered. Students design costumes or scenery for a play of their choice in any period covered in this course.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 352 Theater History for Designers

Catalog Description: This course provides a survey of dramatic literature, dramatic theory, and theatre criticism in historical context from ancient Greece through the present.

3 credits

PAPD 371 Scene Painting I

Prerequisite: This course is open only to students majoring in Production and Design for Stage and Screen.

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce student designers to the skills, techniques, and methods used in a professional scenic studio. Through a series of projects the students are led through the process of painting for the theatre.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 373 Scenic and Costume Practicum II

Catalog Description: This course provides students with practical experience in scenic and costume design by offering the opportunity to design or assist a production in the student's area of focus. This is the second in a series of three practicum courses. This course level allows the student to hone design skills with moderate faculty oversight to provide the student designer more autonomy.

1 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 273 Minimum Grade of C

PAPD 374 Lighting and Sound Practicum II

Catalog Description: This course provides students with practical experience in lighting and sound design by offering the opportunity to design or assist a production in the student's area of focus. This is the second in a series of three practicum courses. This course level allows the student to hone design skills with moderate faculty oversight to provide the student designer more autonomy.

1 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 273 Minimum Grade of C

PAPD 413 Advanced Scenic and Costume Design

Course Description: This capstone course capitalizes on the collaborate philosophy of the students' development throughout the program. Students design two assigned projects: one within their primary focus and the other in their secondary focus.

3 credits

PAPD 433 Adv Lighting and Sound Design

Course Description: This capstone course capitalizes on the collaborate philosophy of the students' development throughout the program. Students design two assigned projects: one within their primary focus and the other in their secondary focus.

3 credits

PAPD 434 Projection Design

Course Description: This course offers a hands-on approach to the art of projection design. Students learn how to plan and execute a digital projection design, and how to configure and test media formats in a variety of display situations and venues.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 231 Minimum Grade of C

PAPD 453 History of Cinema for Designers

Course Description: This course provides a survey of film history from its inception through the present. Geared to the designer, students review form and meaning in the film medium, the techniques of film, and their expressive uses and effects through the perspective of design and production. Films are considered in relation to the culture and society in which they were made.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 471 Industry for Prdctn & Design

Catalog Description: This course prepares students for the business side of the entertainment industry and what it takes to be a working designer and technician in New York and Los Angeles. Students learn how to prepare for interviews as well as general meetings with producers, directors, other designers and technicians and how to effectively market themselves.

3 credits

PAPD 472 Seminar and Portfolio

Course Description: This course guides students to develop, enhance, and present their professional portfolio and to hone their ability to see themselves objectively as a designer and artist. Emphasis is placed on preparing the student to present him- or herself as an industry professional and to support that claim through the clear, distinctive, and thorough presentation of the portfolio.

3 credits

PAPD 473 Scenic and Costume Practicum III

Course Description: This course provides students with practical experience in scenic and costume design by offering the opportunity to design a production in the student's area of focus. This is the final course in a series of three practicum courses. This course level allows the student to apply design skills with minimal faculty oversight in the expectation that the student designer will proactively develop his or her own artistic voice through the experience and manage the design process autonomously.

1 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 273 Minimum Grade of C

PAPD 474 Lighting and Sound Practicum III

Course Description: This course provides students with practical experience in lighting and sound design by offering the opportunity to design a production in the student's area of focus. This is the final course in a series of three practicum courses. This course level allows the student to apply design skills with minimal faculty oversight in the expectation that the student designer will proactively develop his or her own artistic voice through the experience and manage the design process autonomously.

1 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 273 Minimum Grade of C