Old Vic CPD

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Cherry Truluck and I led a day long Design CPD, on the collaborative relationship of a Director and Designer, for teachers at the Old Vic Theatre.  This CPD covered:

  • The role of the designer.
  • The role of the director.
  • The importance of collaboration.
  • A brief history of scenograhpy.
  • Theatre styles and vocabulary.
  • How to collaboratively develop ideas.
  • Creating shared briefs.
  • Practical exercises for the generation of material.
  • The power of moodboards.
  • How to communicate your ideas.

The session was rated excellent by teachers who learnt:

“Great, active ways to get students thinking about how they would make decisions when staging a performance.”

“How to structure worksheets and sessions to get students into a concept.”

How to “use 5 minute speed exercises to generate initial ideas, break down the design concept into separate topics/headings and use Pinterest in a group research activity.”

Photos by Ludovic des Cognets.