Credits: 1

Schedule: 11.09.2019 - 29.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Liisa Ikonen, Kaisa Mäkinen ja Sofia Pantouvaki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Responsible Teacher 20.10.2019-30.4.2020 Susanna Suurla, susanna.suurla@aalto.fi

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): Upon completion of the course, the students are able to:

- identify ideas related to the meanings and functions of design in live and mediated performance

- develop discussions on aspects of performing and screen arts design

- recognize various ideas, methods and processes involved in design for live/screen/media-based performance and related areas by different scholars and creative professionals

- explore further different practices for design in live and mediated performance

- analyze a work in the field of the performing arts, film or media from a design perspective

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): The Scenography, Production and Costume Design Lectures address the theory and practice of design for the performing and screen arts and related areas through encounters with different aspects of design for live and screen/media performance, and with the work and ideas of various professionals. The lectures stimulate critical and analytical thinking on design, culture and performance through the presentation of case studies, comparative studies, artistic work, technical aspects, ideas and theoretical concepts. With presentations and discussions, the lectures open new perspectives to special areas in design for live and mediated performance. Scholars and design professionals from the field of performing arts, film and media are invited to present their ideas, experience and practice. The lectures include visual and audio-visual materials or original samples of work materials and artistic work.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

Wednesday 20 November:

9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room F101

Scenography Lecture

Observing
digitality for artistic purposes

Teemu Määttänen

The new lecturer of Digital Design Methods in Film,
Television and Theatre Teemu Määttänen, talks about his approach to digitality
in artistic work. The lecture focuses on the observation, identification and
appreciation of some of the ways digital materiality can affect and change our
perception of the corporal reality. In the lecture Teemu talks about augmenting
spaces and objects with projection and the use of programming and code as tools
in the search for meaning, themes and ideas.

 

Wednesday 27 November:

9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room L102

Costume Lecture

Catherine Jagiellon's
wardrobe in inventories 1562-1563.

Nina Manninen (FM)

 

Wedneday 4 December:

9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room F101

Costume Lecture (In Finnish)

Renesanssia ja Barokkia teatteripuvuissa, sekä
katsaus lastenvaatetuksen muutoksiin vuosisatojen aikana.

Samppa Lahdenperä

HUOM! Luennolle tarvitaan piirustus/
luonnosteluvälineet mukaan.

 

Spring 2020

 

Wednesday 22 January:

9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room L102

Scenography Lecture (in Finnish) 

Kurkistus
Tšekin ja Itävallan yhdeksään vanhaan teatteriin

Tuuli
Seppälä

Luento esittelee linnateattereita ja kaupunginteattereita sanoin ja
kuvin. Millaisia teknisiä ratkaisuja on käytetty 1600-1800-lukujen aikana ja
kuinka vanhat teatterit ja nykyaika sovitetaan yhteen?

 

Wednesday 12 February:

9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room F101

Costume Lecture

Title TBC

Marta Jimenez

 

Wednesday 26 February:

9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room F101

Costume Lecture

What are props?
How the props are?

Pipsa Keski-Hakuni

The
processes related to designing and making props. Defining the role of props,
visualization, usability, material selection, creating and modification. 

 

 

 

Wednesday 25 March:

9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room F101

Costume Lecture

Is the Fox
Cunning?

Pipsa
Keski-Hakuni

Western
tradition of designing and making animal characters within performing arts.
From acting through the animal towards staged animality. 

 

 

Wednesday 29 April:

9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room L102

Scenography Lecture

Title TBC

Lecturer
TBC


Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): Students' development during the course, motivation, attendance and active participation in discussions. Outcome of independent work, if undertaken.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Credits:

Attendance
to four (4) Scenography, Production and Costume Design Lectures gives 1 credit
(ECTS). The students are free to attend as many lectures as they wish.

Additional
credits can be given if students are interested in undertaking a written or
research assignment or prepare a presentation, upon agreement with the
responsible professors.


Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): The Scenography, Production and Costume Design Lectures address the theory and practice of design for the performing and screen arts and related areas through encounters with different aspects of design for live and screen/media performance, and with the work and ideas of various professionals. The lectures stimulate critical and analytical thinking on design, culture and performance through the presentation of case studies, comparative studies, artistic work, technical aspects, ideas and theoretical concepts. With presentations and discussions, the lectures open new perspectives to special areas in design for live and mediated performance. Scholars and design professionals from the field of performing arts, film and media are invited to present their ideas, experience and practice. The lectures include visual and audio-visual materials or original samples of work materials and artistic work.

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

4 x 3hour lectures = 1 credit

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): Select bibliography

Bruzzi, S., 1997. Undressing Cinema, Clothing and Identity in the Movies . London & New York: Routledge.

Collins, J. and Nisbet, A. eds., 2010. Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography . London & New York: Routledge.

Monks, A., 2010. The Actor in Costume . Basingstoke/GB: Palgrave MacMillan.

Texts used in the class will be handed out during the courses.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=ELO-E5016

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pass/fail

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi registration

 

The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017)

The order of priority is as follows:

  1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
  2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
  3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
  4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
  5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
  7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
  9. other students.

 

Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.

This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): The course is open to everyone. Credits can be acquired only through student registration. The course is also open to the public.

Selection criteria: Students will not be accepted to UWAS-courses based only on the order of registration.

The final selection of students will be made based on the diversity of the

students and ensuring that the different schools of Aalto are represented in

the selection

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Wednesday 20 November: 9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room F101,  

Teemu Määttänen

Scenography Lecture: Observing
digitality for artistic purposes


Wednesday 27 November: 9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room L102

Nina Manninen (FM)

Costume Lecture: Catherine Jagiellon's
wardrobe in inventories 1562-1563.


Wedneday 4 December: 9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room F101

Samppa Lahdenperä

Costume Lecture (In Finnish):Renesanssia ja Barokkia teatteripuvuissa, sekä
katsaus lastenvaatetuksen muutoksiin vuosisatojen aikana.

HUOM! Luennolle tarvitaan piirustus/
luonnosteluvälineet mukaan.

 

Spring 2020

 

Wednesday 22 January: 9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room L102

Tuuli Seppälä

Scenography Lecture (in Finnish) : Kurkistus
Tšekin ja Itävallan yhdeksään vanhaan teatteriin



 

Wednesday 12 February: 9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room F101

Marta Jimenez:

Costume Lecture: Title TBC


Wednesday 26 February: 9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room F101

Pipsa Keski-Hakuni

Costume LectureWhat are props?
How the props are?

Wednesday 25 March: 9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room F101

Pipsa Keski-Hakuni

Costume LectureIs the Fox
Cunning?
 


Wednesday 29 April: 9:15 – 12:00, Väre, room L102

Lecturer TBC

Scenography Lecture: Title TBC



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