Design, Crafts & Scenography Exhibition
Central is delighted to announce the Design, Crafts and Scenography Exhibition which is our first concerted final exhibition of both MA and BA work. The event commences with a private viewing on 27th and runs until the 29th June, celebrating the development of theatre design at Central since the BA Theatre Studies course began over 20 years ago.
This exhibition displays a wide range of work from students of MA Scenography and the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice: Costume Construction, Prop Making, Scenic Art, Scenic Construction, Set and Costume Design, Lighting Design and Sound Design courses.
One of the unique features of the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice course is the way that specialist disciplines are able to focus on their area of study for three years in the dynamic context of collaborative work with all the other theatre-making disciplines. Students on the craft pathways learn skills to develop effective making solutions and have an understanding of the high level of finish required, which is applied to all areas of performance and production. The design students work with other theatre disciplines in production teams, so that they understand, respect and work effectively with all the people that they are likely to meet in professional practice.
Other work exhibited is that of the MA Scenography which is a dynamic course for highly motivated individuals looking to extend their design practice. Students develop an appreciation of Scenography by immersing themselves in the process of ‘making sense’ of the relationships between bodies, space, sound, light and objects. It is designed for those wishing to develop a praxis concerned with design-led processes of creation within the realm of time-based and performative structures. The course includes a particular attention to and interrogation of the scenographer's subjective and physical approach to design processes.
The final year exhibition celebrates the work of both 3rd year BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Design and Crafts students and MA Scenography students. This is an opportunity to see the work produced for the college public productions, course projects and off site projects and performances as well as works in-progress in order to reflect and hone in on design processes of creation and archiving. As intersections between past, present and future designs, these works are productively tentative and transitional.