Stage Design for Performing Arts

Continuing Study Programs - Madrid

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This program of professional training for stage designers is structured around two closely related areas. On the one hand, stage design for dramatic texts, for the theatre, and on the other hand, the set for operas, musicals and dance performances. 

The main goal of the course is to approach the visual possibilities of the stage, its capacity to narrate, to move and to evolve under new models of interpretation and perception. At the same time, theoretical and instrumental training plays a key part, as well as the knowledge of essential technical elements which are key to the development of a stage designer. From a professional point of view, this course offers you the opportunity to get to know the work and vision of great stage design professionals, opening spaces for reflection and analysis, learning from and enjoying the experience of stage designers and institutions producing high quality shows. 

  • Credits
  • Start date
    October 2019
  • Duration
    4 months
  • Attendance
  • Language

• Devise and solve the stage space through the assimilation and resolution of expressive ideas and techniques 
• Create artistic spaces, developing stage designs, in a practical and experimental way, through multidisciplinary knowledge 
• Apply the acquired knowledge on the history and evolution of the performing arts, the projects of different scenographers, as well as the disciplines that are interrelated with the scenographer: lighting, scenery, costumes, sound space, movement, etc.
• Produce the necessary documents to carry out a stage design project: atmosphere sketches, materials, technical plans, models, etc. 
• Learn to convey the stage design, visually and verbally, and in a clear and structured way, to the rest of the artistic and technical team 
• Acquire and apply the specific technical vocabulary for the proper communication with the other areas involved in stage design projects

Professional Opportunities
• Stage designer for dramatic pieces, opera and dance 
• Window designer 
• Production of commercial sets for various purposes such as stands, plays, etc. 
• Mounting of ephemeral architecture 
• Stage designer for events 

Dates and Schedule
October 2018 - January 2019 
19.00-22.30 h (Mon to Fri, 3 to 5 days a week)