Spring 2025

Make Believe: Visual Responses to Storytelling

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-268


Junghyun G. Lee (Section 01)


This is a studio practice course that focuses on creating design elements for stories with dramatic structure. Students will learn to use design tools to create spaces and characters needed for effective dramatic storytelling. Independent research and in-class presentations, along with collaboration among classmates will be required. This is an appropriate next-level course for students who have taken THDA 265 or 266 and who want to continue study of design. Students without prior design experience may take the course, but should contact the instructor in advance. Spring semester. Professor Lee.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference given to majors and those who have taken a prior course in design in the department.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: This course will involve regular attendance and class participation, class discussion, reading, independent research, possible viewing and writing assignments, visual analysis, and small-scale presentations, as applicable. Attendance at performances outside of class and/or field trips may also be required.

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