Courses & Units

Scenography and Design FPB319

Hobart, Launceston


Scenography and Theatre Design are integral to contemporary performance. In this unit you will explore how Theatre Design and Scenography create performance environments that both convey meaning and generate performance. Theatre Design incorporates the crafts of costume, set, lighting and sound design. Historically, scenography refers to the creation of scenic art for the theatre, but in contemporary performance, scenography integrates the visual and aural elements of a production. This unit explores how these technical elements of theatre are ‘written’ or ‘painted’ on the performance space and the performer.


Unit name Scenography and Design
Unit code FPB319
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre

Dr Jane Woollard

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Research and interpret theories and concepts of theatre design and scenography in historical and contemporary contexts.
  2. Analyse critical theory and industry practice related to theatre design and scenography.
  3. Utilise scenographic and design principles to create a theatre and performance environment for a production.
  4. Develop, realise and present a theatre design that communicates contemporary issues and concepts.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100103 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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FPB226 and  FPB236


Teaching Pattern

Weekly workshop (2 hours)
Weekly online class (1 hour)


Task 1: Group research presentation (20%)

Task 2: Design concept and pitch (40%)

Task 3: Design concept presentation (40%)

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