Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Artistic practice-expanded scenography and costume38220/3082/2324/1/86
Study guide

Artistic practice-expanded scenography and costume

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts, programme stage 5
    • Dance
  • Master in Dance, programme stage 4
  • Master in Dance
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 5 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Epifanio Renata Lamenza
Other teaching staff: Malfliet Raphael, Terclaevers Iris
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 150,00 hours


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 the acquired tools and reflections to their Master project.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Passed the admission test.

Learning outcomes (list)

2. Organizes a sustainable artistic practice to expand the embodied practice.
Implement aspects of scenography and costume in an artistic practice
5. Builds, through dialogue and transmission, a sustainable practice in an artistic environment.
Investigate and engages with different practices of scenography and costume
Explore and experiment with concepts of scenography and costume and translates it into embodied knowledge
Is able to transmit and translate a basic acquired knowledge of scenography and costume
8. Constructs, through translation to and interaction with society, a developing practice.
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
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment60,00
Eerste examenperiodeReflection assignment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)40,00

Evaluation (text)

Refer to the evaluation list for the specific evaluation components of the course unit.

Re-sit exam
Not all courses have a re-sit exam possibility. Refer to the notification above in this ECTS information sheet for the possibility of a re-sit exam for this course unit.

Attendance requirement:
A minimum of 60% attendance is required. For less than 60% attendance, the student will receive 0/20 for (all) permanent evaluation assessment method(s).

Conditions for legitimate absence:
* An absence substantiated by a medical certificate uploaded in iBamaFlex!
* An absence requested in advance and approved by the head of programme or artistic coordinator.