Principles of Design

Drawing of a set for Lysistrata.

Aristophanes: Lysistrata finished set design for the market square with house interior. (Photo by William Fregosi. Image courtesy of Meg Rosenburg. Used with permission.)


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Fall 2005



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This course deals with advanced design theories and textual analysis. Emphasis is placed on script analysis in general, as well as the investigation of design principles from a designer's perspective. Students also refine technical skills in rendering and presentation, historical research, and analysis. Class sessions include interaction with student/faculty directors and other staff designers. The goal of this course is for students to approach text with a fresh vision and translate that vision into design for performance.

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Karen Perlow, Leslie Held, Michael Katz, and William Fregosi. 21M.603 Principles of Design. Fall 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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