Spring 2022 - CA 252 D100

Playmaking (3)

Class Number: 7712

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    GCA 4210, GOLDCORP

  • Prerequisites:

    CA (or FPA) 150 or CA 152 or CA 153.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The first of three playmaking courses that prepare students to make their own theatre. Develops composing skills by identifying the creative capacities of social relationships, objects and environments. The course may include mask, clown, self-scripting, site-specific and political theatre. May repeat for credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

The first of three playmaking courses that prepare students to make their own artwork. Develops composing skills by identifying the creative capacities of social relationships, objects, and environments. The course will focus on SPACE RESPONSE AS A PERFORMANCE DEVICE and may include interdisciplinary methods of composition, the historical context of some creative practices as well as some artistic or philosophical references as an introduction that intends to awaken students ́ interest and ability in expanding their research in an independent manner.

For the Spring term, the students will create two large projects where they will explore artistic freedom, within the space, time, and duration that the class makes available for all the projects to be presented.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • To assist in the development of student's individual artistic practice.
  • To favour a critical awareness of art's relationship to contemporary society.
  • To promote interdisciplinary research through all stages of the creative process.
  • To stimulate students' ability to elaborate their own discourses and use their artistic voice
  • To introduce some of the technical skills and basic compositional techniques that students might apply to their processes.
  • To promote the observational and verbal skills required for self-assessing the project ́s needs and to articulate information relative to the project such as an abstract.
  • To give a brief theoretical framework that might include the historical context of some creative practices as well as some artistic or philosophical references as an introduction that intends to awaken students ́ interest and ability in expanding their research in an independent manner.

Grading

  • Class participation 20%
  • Written work 30%
  • First project and abstract 25%
  • Second project and abstract 25%

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

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