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Artistic practice: scenography and costume35213/2171/2122/1/78
Study guide

Artistic practice: scenography and costume

35213/2171/2122/1/78
Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts, programme stage 5
    Specialisation:
    • Dance
  • Master in Dance
  • Master in Dance, programme stage 4
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 5 credits
Co-ordinator: Epifanio Renata Lamenza
Other teaching staff: Terclaevers Iris
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 150,00 hours

Caution

This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Short description

This course will outline, discuss and reflect upon expanded notions in scenography and costume within the dance context. In addition, the students will implement acquired tools and reflections to their Master projects.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Passed the admission test.

Learning outcomes (list)

1. Develops and articulates his/her bodily craftmanship through acquired tools and techniques.
Explore and experiment with concepts of scenography and costume and translates it into embodied knowledge
3. Reflects and investigates on questions and experiential knowledge in order to deepen their artistic practice.
Investigate and engages with different practices of scenography and costume
Implement aspects of scenography and costume in an artistic practice
4. Shares the embodied craftsmanship within the artistic field.
Is able to transmit and translate a basic acquired knowledge of scenography and costume
6. Is able to research the artistic field to feed his/her practice and position him/herself accordingly.
investigates the field of scenography and costume in order to understand how it functions in a wider artistic, political, economic and/or social context
7. Engages his/her craftsmanship and embodied knowledge in other settings.
Investigate and engages with different practices of scenography and costume
Implement aspects of scenography and costume in an artistic practice
Explore and experiment with concepts of scenography and costume and translates it into embodied knowledge
9. Invests, through resonating within the socio-political and economic climate, in the reciprocal relationship between his/her artistic practice and society.
investigates the field of scenography and costume in order to understand how it functions in a wider artistic, political, economic and/or social context

Course content

Although the practice of the scenographer and the costume designer are commonly perceived as a practice-in-collaboration with the director or/and the choreographer, these processes are rarely entangled in the educational context. Bringing these practices inside the Master dance programme allows the dance artist to perceive scenography and costume not only as elements to support the creation, but as agencies and tools to research, compose and define a performance. The goal is to further expand the dialogue between the student and their practice by engaging in an exchange with diverse teacher-artists that will share their practices, research and perspectives in these topics.

The course will be divided in two segments, scenography and costume. It will be guided by tutor(s) who are artists-practitioners and researchers coming from different backgrounds. Intertwining practice and theory in their own work, they share their methods, concerns and strategies in the field providing tools to the student to implement and relate to their Master project.

Together we see the intertwining of these perspectives contributing not only to a wider understanding of scenography and an expanded notion of costume, but also to new modes of perceiving, composing and creating dance.

Study material (text): Mandatory

  • See Trotter (study guide)
  • Every student must have a laptop for blended learning (online and offline classes)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis60,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours90,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Semester 1Artistic praxis50,00
Semester 1Continuous reflection assignment (Permanent evaluation)50,00

Evaluation (text)

The student must be present 2/3 during this course unit.
During this course, the permanent evaluation takes place.
The permament evaluation is both a assesment method and a partial examination.

With less than 2/3 presence in the classes, the student gets 0/20 for the assessment method and for the partial examination 'permanent evaluation'. For the assessment method and the partial examination 'permanent evaluation', a second examination is not possible.

Conditions of legitimate absence (legitimate absence are not counted inside the 2/3)
- An absence supported by a medical certificate
- An absence that was requested in advance and approved by the programme head/artistic coordinator

The student must pass each partial examination of the course unit in order to pass the entire course unit. If one fails a sub-thesis, the student will be referred to the next examination period for this course unit. The grade for the other partial examination is retained.