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From Fantasy to Reality: Production/Concept Design

Jul 6 - Aug 5
Mon, Wed 6:00-9:30 PM (EST) 10 sessions
Mon, Wed 6:00-9:30 PM (EST) 10 sessions
Simona Migliotti Auerbach, Production/set designer
When one imagines a dramatic story in a remarkable setting, often the details are a bit fuzzy. This course will explore how to create concrete designs and plans of interior and exterior spaces that convey narrative content. After researching the design of different historical periods, basic drafting and perspective techniques will be covered, including multiple angles, elevations and prop details. Character and costume designs, as well as how to professionally present ideas and plans to prospective clients and collaborators will all be addressed. Each student will be assisted in choosing the best medium/applications (including Adobe Photoshop) to bring a project to completion. The techniques covered can be applied to areas of stage, screen, animation and gaming. Open to students at all levels.
Note: Please bring a vellum tracing pad (11x14" or larger), a sketchpad (11x14" or larger) and 2B pencils to the first session.
This course is fully online and offered through synchronous sessions during the listed course hours.
Course Number
3.5 CEUs
The School of Visual Arts online courses are hosted in Canvas, our College-wide learning system. Most computers (5 years old or newer recommended) can access the course(s) without a problem. The courses work with Windows (Windows 7 and newer), Macintosh (Mac OSX 10.10 and newer), and Linux (chromeOS). Participants will need a minimum screen size of 800x600 (the average size of a netbook) and good broadband (Minimum of 512kbps) Internet connection to participate in the online courses.