dramatic stage design -- wooded area in blue lightUWindsor faculty member David Court will teach a course in set design for Stratford’s “Off the Wall” program, July 17 to 21.

Drama instructor offering Stratford course in set design

Drama instructor David Court (BA 1996) will lead a one-week course in set design through Stratford’s “Off the Wall” program, which promotes artistic growth and professional skill development in theatre production arts.

Students will learn how to analyze and break down a script, envision a set concept, and communicate design ideas to the director, set builders, and other behind-the-scenes collaborators, July 17 to 21.

With a target enrolment of just eight, participants will have individual guidance in practising hand-drafting skills, building a design from thumbnail sketch to three-dimensional model, and techniques for presenting their designs.

University of Windsor students can earn a transfer credit on completion of this 40-hour course. It is also suitable for theatre directors, actors, teachers, and community theatre volunteers.

Court’s education in scenic design includes a certificate from the Moscow Art Theatre School and an MFA from Wayne State University. For the School of Dramatic Art, he teaches courses in Drawing for the Theatre, Rendering for the Theatre, Scene Painting for Theatre, Studies in Design, and Scenic Design.

Find more information, including learning outcomes and registration details, on the Off the Wall website.