Courses & Units

Scenography and Design FPB319

Launceston, Hobart


Scenography and Theatre Design are integral to contemporary performance, especially given the cross-disciplinary nature of theatre and performance practice. In this unit you will develop your skills in visual dramaturgy and investigate how to design performance environments that convey meaning and offer fresh interpretations of performance texts.


Unit name Scenography and Design
Unit code FPB319
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre
Coordinator Doctor Jane Woollard
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Research and interpret theories and concepts of theatre design and scenography in historical and contemporary contexts.
  • Analyse critical theory and industry practice related to theatre design and scenography.
  • Utilise scenographic and design principles to create a theatre and performance environment for a production.
  • 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 $1,002.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

On campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Weekly workshop (2 hrs) 

Synchronouos online weekly lectorial (1hr) 

In addition: Self-directed learning (2-3 hrs), Self-directed practice(2-3 hrs), (9 hours total weekly).

AssessmentTask 1: Design concept and pitch (40%)|Task 2: Design concept presentation (40%)|Task 3: Group research presentation (20%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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