Course Title: Develop and Implement Scenic Art Designs for the Screen

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: PERF5039C

Course Title: Develop and Implement Scenic Art Designs for the Screen

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6056 - Advanced Diploma of Screen

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Contact name: Trewlea Peters
Location:Building 94, level 2, room 35, 23-27 Cardigan Street,
South Carlton
Phone: 9925 8011
Fax: 9925 4362

Nominal Hours: 15

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

Students will learn the skills and knowledge required to interpret the creative brief and develop and implement scene art designs for productions.  

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFSCE01A Develop and Implement Scenic Art Designs for the Screen

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Class discussions, group activities, seminars, research and development.

Teaching Schedule

Tafe Week and Description
1 Orientation
2The principles and elements of art and design
3Mise en Scene 1
4Mise en Scene 2
5Introduction to Scenic Art Design
6Developing an arts journal and interpreting a brief
7The Art department
8Group project – Develop art designs for brief.
9Group project – Develop art designs for brief.
10Group project – Present and discuss findings.
11Production design
14 Develop scenic art journals
15Present, analyse and discuss design trial findings
16Develop scenic art journals
17Scenic Art Journal Presentations - Hand in Scenic Art Journal
18Feedback session

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Title: Film art : an introduction /
Author/Lecturer: Bordwell, David. Edition: 7th ed. Date: Boston :McGraw


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Conduct a seminar 25%
Art production journal 45%
Group project 30%

Assessment Tasks

Exercise 1 - Seminar


Research the scenic art of a film of your choice and present it to the class. Focus on an element of Mise en scene and discuss the art direction of the film.

Mark 25%

Exercise 2 - Group Journal Project


Develop scenic art for the script and include Mise en scene, lighting, camera angles and figure movement, the ambience or mood of the scene.

Mark 30%

Exercise 3 - Scenic Art Journal


Develop an arts journal for a script –

- Take photographs of potential scenes, design scenes, collect material samples, list props, any special requirements and costumes.
Think about the ambience or mood of the scene and all Mise en scene.

- Research local service and materials providers - including prop builders and hire, replica weapons hire/armourers, set dressers and hire, costumes makers and hire, locations, hair and make up.

- Budget for art department of the production

Mark 45%

Assessment Matrix

Not Applicable

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