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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.

Summary 2021

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



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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.



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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