Credits: 4

Schedule: 21.01.2020 - 07.02.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Sofia Pantouvaki

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

Responsible teacher, Susanna Suurla: susanna.suurla@aalto.fi

Guest Lecturers for the course: 

Heta Reitala: hreitala@gmail.com
Joanna Weckman: joanna.weckman@alumni.aalto.fi
Kimmo Laine: kimmo.laine@oulu.fi

Tua Helve: tua.helve@aalto.fi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

no teaching in 2018-2019

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The student forms an understanding of the history of Finnish performing and screen arts and costume design perceiving the common starting points of theatre and film design and the diverging development in Finnish performing arts. The student learns to recognise special characteristics of Finnish film, TV, theatre and costume design. The student is able to name key figures and their achievements in each area. The student learns to recognise different phenomena, tendencies and mindsets regarding scenography and costume design in the history of Finnish Performing and Screen Arts design.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The history of performing and screen arts design as well as costume design is discussed from the early stages concentrating on the essential phases and turning points. The designers and their work are discussed in relation to the field's production companies and the spirit of the times, and also through their own artistic endeavours and signature style.

Exploring museums, archives and other institutions as a source of information.

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

The course consists of lectures and visits to the Theatre museum and their archive, as well as to KAVI = the national audiovisual archiveStudents will also present their own small research projects during the course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The history of performing and screen arts design as well as costume design is discussed from the early stages concentrating on the essential phases and turning points. The designers and their work are discussed in relation to the field's production companies and the spirit of the times, and also through their own artistic endeavours and signature style.

Exploring museums, archives and other institutions as a source of information.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The history of performing and screen arts design as well as costume design is discussed from the early stages concentrating on the essential phases and turning points. The designers and their work are discussed in relation to the field's production companies and the spirit of the times, and also through their own artistic endeavours and signature style.

Exploring museums, archives and other institutions as a source of information.

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

Week 4: Introduction to Finnish
Theatre History, contact teaching 16h

Weeks 5&6: History of Finnish
Performing and Screen Arts Design, 18h + 24h = 42h

Contact teaching all together: 58 (x1,5= 87)

Independent work:  21 h

Total amount of hours: 108 / 4 cr


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students are accepted to the course in following order:

-Design for the Performing Arts and Costume design major students, to whom the course is mandatory

- Production design MA-students

- Minor students

- Other design for the performing arts, costume design and production design students

- Other students from the Department of Film and Scenography

- Other students Minimum/maximum number of participants: 6/20

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Week 4 Introduction to
Finnish Theatre History

 

Tues
21.1.
Väre F101

9.15-13.15
                   Lecture Heta Reitala

Wed
22.1.
Väre F101

13.15-17.00
     Lecture Heta Reitala + Visit Ateneum

Thurs
23.1.
Väre F101

9.15
- 12.15      Lecture Heta Reitala

Fri
24.1.
Väre F101

9.15
- 12.15      Lecture Heta Reitala

 

Week 5 History of Finnish
Performing and Screen Arts Design

 

Tues
28.1.         Väre F101

9:15 - 11:00        Introduction
to the course & Scenography / Heta Reitala 

11.15 – 13:15    Costume /
Joanna Weckman    

13:15 –
14:45   
(Lunch break and transfer to Theatre
Museum: Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki)

14:45 –
16:15    Costume & Scenography / Joanna Weckman & Heta
Reitala – visit Theatre Museum

16:15 – 18:00   Independent work at the Theatre Museum

 

Wed 29.1.

9:15-11:15      Visit Theatre Museum archive:
Kumpulantie 11, Helsinki

                        Costume & Scenography
/ Joanna Weckman & Heta Reitala

11:15-13:15    Lunch Break and transfer to Otaniemi, VÄREF101

13:15
-16:00  
Scenography / Heta Reitala

 

                                    

Thurs
30.1.       
Väre F101

9:15-12:00      Production design / Kimmo Laine

12:00-13:30    Lunch
Break and transfer to
KAVI (Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti):
Sörnäisten rantatie 25 A, 00501 Helsinki

13:30-16:15     Production
design / Kimmo Laine – visit KAVI

 

Fri
31.1.

9
-17                Independent
work at the Theatre Museum/KAVI (possible reservation for the researchers
room in the archive of the Theatre Museum in case students want to conduct
independent research there)

 

 

Week 6           History of Finnish
Performing and Screen Arts Design

 

Tues 4.2.           Väre F101

9:15-12:00      Scenography / Heta Reitala

13:00-16:00    Scenography / Heta Reitala 

 

Wed 5.2.           Väre
F101

9:15-11:00      Costume / Tua Helve

12:00-14:00     Costume
/ Joanna Weckman

14:00-17:00    Independent work at the Theatre
Museum/KAVI (possible reservation for the researchers room in the archive
of the Theatre Museum in case students want to conduct independent research
there?
TBC) 

 

Thurs
6.2.         
Väre F101

9:15-12:00      Scenography / Heta Reitala

13:00-16:00    Production design / Kimmo Laine

 

Fri
7.2.  Väre F101

9:15-17:00      Student presentations / Heta Reitala,
Joanna Weckman, Kimmo Laine

(all tutors
present for discussion and feedback) 1h break for lunch


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