Art Direction (PASA7741)

Level: 
7
Credits: 
30 (0.25 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
No
Aim: 
To enable students to consolidate a body of advanced theories, concepts and techniques relating to the role of the art director in screen production. This course focuses on the articulation of a personal voice for art direction and the employment of professionalism in creative and collaborative practice.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts or the Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice to enrol in this course. Pre-requisites: PASA6702 and PASA6742.
Topics include: 

A flexible approach to methodology, A personal approach to production design
Aesthetic sensibility in the art direction and the challenge of creativity and the individual creative process
Attention to detail within a design concept, Authenticity and interest
Communicating design concepts through drawing skills
Computer modelling and visualisation techniques, Software and computer aided drawing programmes, Technology change and its relationship to art department practice
Creative knowledge, Critique and analysis of resources
Enhancing the narrative intentions of a text
Exotic materials
How environments convey authenticity and interest and contribute to the mood/style of the story Interdependence of context and practice
Interpreting scripts, production or other documentation accurately to determine production needs Material and equipment evaluation procedures
Problem-solving within budgetary constraints, Understanding and accepting parameters
Relationship between exposure and light in scene setting, Mood/style of the story
Relationships with the director, cinematographer, editor, etc.
Resourcing, production meetings and communication routines, contracts, budget & personnel management, Schedule creation and management, Selection of materials, Systems analysis
Selecting interior and exterior environments
The creation of atmosphere, storyline, character and the style of a screen text through set design The role of the art director within the production process
The use of colour, texture and design to create cohesive scenic backgrounds, which work in concert with wardrobe and makeup design
Learning and teaching approaches
Topics may be taught in an integrated manner in both practical/workshop/lab and lecture/seminar/tutorial modes
Activities include self-directed learning, individual and class exercises, field trips, work in groups, guest lectures and online discussion and reflection
Feedback
Feedback is sought throughout the course using a range of assessment tools including
Formal reflection, class forum and project survey
Each student is interviewed at the end of the semester to reflect on their progress and to assist in setting goals for further development in subsequent learning.
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1366

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
26 Feb 18 - 9 Apr 18 StudioMonday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
27 Feb 18 - 10 Apr 18 StudioTuesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
28 Feb 18 - 11 Apr 18 StudioWednesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
1 Mar 18 - 12 Apr 18 StudioThursday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
Thursday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
2 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 StudioFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
30 Apr 18 - 25 Jun 18 StudioMonday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
1 May 18 - 26 Jun 18 StudioTuesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
2 May 18 - 27 Jun 18 StudioWednesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
3 May 18 - 28 Jun 18 StudioThursday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
Thursday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
4 May 18 - 29 Jun 18 StudioFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (014-1005)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Production Design and Management), Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice.

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