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The books in the CLR are arranged by topic using Library of Congress classification system. Here are a few call number ranges to explore:

PN1600-3307   Drama 

PN1660-1693   Technique of dramatic composition

PN1993-1999   Motion pictures

PN1997-1997.85   Plays, scenarios, etc.

PN2000-3307   Dramatic representation. The theater

PN2061-2071   Art of acting

PN2085-2091   The stage and accessories

TR250-265   Cameras

TR287-500   Photographic processing. Darkroom technique

TR845-899   Cinematography. Motion pictures

 

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Production Design

As the only training ground for production designers in the country, the program seeks to capitalize on the growth of this field and create an in-depth program of study that will give students a solid foundation to work in today’s theater and film industry.

The Theater Arts Production Design program provides students with a multitude of foundation courses that will equip them with the history, theories, skills and facility to effectively communicate their ideas and processes through visual and auditory forms intended for the stage. Students conduct dramaturgical research and produce artworks as a means to apply fundamental theories, concepts and techniques. Through coursework and practice, students experience a position of responsibility to create, examine and collaborate under various theater productions.

The Film Production Design program provides students with a multitude of foundation and practical courses that will equip them with the history, theories, skills and facility to effectively communicate their ideas and processes through visual forms intended for moving images. Students will go through the rudiments of designing, building and capturing scenes for the camera through coursework and practice. Students experience a position of responsibility to create, examine and collaborate under various aspects of film-making.

This course guide gathers in one place carefully evaluated and selected resources on culinary arts available and accessible at the CLR and its subscribed databases. Books (both print and electronic) are categorized per course; while journals, magazines and online databases are recommended for the entire Production Design program.

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Books on COSDES1 - Costume Design 1

Costume Design 1

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of costume design and technology. Students will be immersed in developing characters in different texts through costume and will learn how to communicate design choices both visually and verbally through rendering techniques and research. The course will expose students to the elements and procedures that are utilized in the costume design and execution process. The lab section of this course will give the student the opportunity to participate in the construction of costumes and wardrobe for different characters.

Costume Design 1

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of costume design and technology. Students will be immersed in developing characters in different texts through costume and will learn how to communicate design choices both visually and verbally through rendering techniques and research. The course will expose students to the elements and procedures that are utilized in the costume design and execution process. The lab section of this course will give the student the opportunity to participate in the construction of costumes and wardrobe for different characters.

Books on DRMTURG - Dramaturgy

Dramaturgy

The course introduces the student to the history and role of the dramaturg developing basic skill sets and developing a basic understanding of the approach for play analysis with regard to a historical perspective of dramatic literature. It also develops a personal methodology in applying concepts to original research-based artistic work and assist for a theatrical organization in season selection, audience education and development.

Dramaturgy

The course introduces the student to the history and role of the dramaturg developing basic skill sets and developing a basic understanding of the approach for play analysis with regard to a historical perspective of dramatic literature. It also develops a personal methodology in applying concepts to original research-based artistic work and assist for a theatrical organization in season selection, audience education and development.

Books on HCOSDES - History of Costume Design 1

History of Costume Design 1

The course is an exploration of the history of costume design in western civilization from the classical period to the 19th Century. Through film and slide-illustrated lectures, the course examines the evolution of the different silhouettes of costuming for male and female from each period and explore the significance of costumes in relation to the political, cultural, social and economic conditions.

History of Costume Design 1

The course is an exploration of the history of costume design in western civilization from the classical period to the 19th Century. Through film and slide-illustrated lectures, the course examines the evolution of the different silhouettes of costuming for male and female from each period and explore the significance of costumes in relation to the political, cultural, social and economic conditions.

Books on HSETDE1 - History of Set Design 1

History of Set Design 1

The course is an in-depth study of the historiography of Western scenic practices and architectural structures from the classical to the early 19th century. The course will also examine the advantages, problems and practices for designing scenery for the thrust, proscenium and arena stages.

History of Set Design 1

The course is an in-depth study of the historiography of Western scenic practices and architectural structures from the classical to the early 19th century. The course will also examine the advantages, problems and practices for designing scenery for the thrust, proscenium and arena stages.

Books on INTPROD - Introduction to Production Design

Introduction to Production Design

The course introduces students to ideas and approaches to the study of production design for the theater that includes scenery, costumes and lighting. The course covers elements and principles of design specifically for the theater and how from a visual perspective, a story can be told. Projects provide a chance for students to experiment using text analysis and concept on the different disciplines with the building blocks of design.

Introduction to Production Design

The course introduces students to ideas and approaches to the study of production design for the theater that includes scenery, costumes and lighting. The course covers elements and principles of design specifically for the theater and how from a visual perspective, a story can be told. Projects provide a chance for students to experiment using text analysis and concept on the different disciplines with the building blocks of design.

Books on SCENIC1 - Scene Design 1

Scene Design 1

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of scenic design for the theater. Students will be immersed to the dynamic interplays between text, space and the spectator gaining an appreciation for the cultural, social and ideological forces that have influenced theatrical forms throughout history. The course develops the student’s process for exploring individual artistic expression within the parameters set by the playwright and the director and identifying the themes and necessities of a given text and translating these ideas into communicable and concrete visual concepts.

Scene Design 1

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of scenic design for the theater. Students will be immersed to the dynamic interplays between text, space and the spectator gaining an appreciation for the cultural, social and ideological forces that have influenced theatrical forms throughout history. The course develops the student’s process for exploring individual artistic expression within the parameters set by the playwright and the director and identifying the themes and necessities of a given text and translating these ideas into communicable and concrete visual concepts.

Books on STAGFX1 - Stage Effects 1

Stage Effects 1

This course is an introduction to the practice of stage effects in various aspects of theater production. The students will be immersed in the exploration and development of special materials used for specialized stage effects requirements.

Stage Effects 1

This course is an introduction to the practice of stage effects in various aspects of theater production. The students will be immersed in the exploration and development of special materials used for specialized stage effects requirements.

Books on STGCRAF - Stagecraft

Stagecraft

The course is a hands-on, workshop course wherein the student learns the basic rudiments of stage and set construction by physically handling and utilizing tools and materials in order to create sets and scenery for theater and film.

Stagecraft

The course is a hands-on, workshop course wherein the student learns the basic rudiments of stage and set construction by physically handling and utilizing tools and materials in order to create sets and scenery for theater and film.

Books on BUSITHR - Business of Theater

Business of Theater

The course explores the business component of students who specializes in the different aspects of production such as design, stage and production management. It aims to familiarize the students with the business side of production such as a survey of potential employment opportunities in the theater and other similar areas; current industry practices on hiring; how to come up with a portfolio and strategies in applying for positions of interest.

Business of Theater

The course explores the business component of students who specializes in the different aspects of production such as design, stage and production management. It aims to familiarize the students with the business side of production such as a survey of potential employment opportunities in the theater and other similar areas; current industry practices on hiring; how to come up with a portfolio and strategies in applying for positions of interest.

Books on CLASSIC - Theater Readings 1

Theater Readings 1

This course offers studies of the selected major documents in the evolution of dramatic theory, from classical foundations through the 18th Century. The course will discuss the major dramatists and theorists of the classical period with focus on close reading of their dramatic works and a discourse on how it engages with the philosophical, political, social and economic conditions of its time. Moreover, the course will help the students develop their capacity to interpret and evaluate classical dramatic materials from the pages of a script and translate it into performance on stage. In order to fully understand the context of the text, the class will also attempt to reconstruct and approximate the original performance through practical studies on selected scenes. The students are also encouraged to explore and present any current scholarly research and articles that will enrich the understanding in class.

Theater Readings 1

This course offers studies of the selected major documents in the evolution of dramatic theory, from classical foundations through the 18th Century. The course will discuss the major dramatists and theorists of the classical period with focus on close reading of their dramatic works and a discourse on how it engages with the philosophical, political, social and economic conditions of its time. Moreover, the course will help the students develop their capacity to interpret and evaluate classical dramatic materials from the pages of a script and translate it into performance on stage. In order to fully understand the context of the text, the class will also attempt to reconstruct and approximate the original performance through practical studies on selected scenes. The students are also encouraged to explore and present any current scholarly research and articles that will enrich the understanding in class.

Books on COMDRAF - Computer-Aided Drafting

Computer-Aided Drafting

The course introduces students to the use of established software programs and peripheral hardware employed in the creation of complete and accurate designs and preparation of drawings used in scenographic (set, stage, scenery) and theatrical environments, as well as investigates new and emerging software programs and peripheral hardware, as they become available.

Computer-Aided Drafting

The course introduces students to the use of established software programs and peripheral hardware employed in the creation of complete and accurate designs and preparation of drawings used in scenographic (set, stage, scenery) and theatrical environments, as well as investigates new and emerging software programs and peripheral hardware, as they become available.

Books on COSDES2 - Costume Design 2

Costume Design 2

This is an advanced course to the theory and practice of costume design for the theater. Students will be immersed in developing the artistic and practical aspects of designing costumes, building on previous training. Students will learn how to communicate design concepts, style and choices both visually and verbally through research and the construction of the costume wardrobe.

Costume Design 2

This is an advanced course to the theory and practice of costume design for the theater. Students will be immersed in developing the artistic and practical aspects of designing costumes, building on previous training. Students will learn how to communicate design concepts, style and choices both visually and verbally through research and the construction of the costume wardrobe.

Books on HMUDSGN - Hair and Make-up Design

Hair and Make-up Design

This course is an overview of the basic practice of make-up and hair design. It is aimed at teaching the student how to design, style and apply hair and make-up in aid of character representation and development, as based on the unique qualities of the character and in relation to her role vis-à-vis the play’s narrative. It will go through the basics of hair and skin maintenance, fundamentals of hair and make-up design as well as the more complex areas of the field, including basic application of prosthetics.

Hair and Make-up Design

This course is an overview of the basic practice of make-up and hair design. It is aimed at teaching the student how to design, style and apply hair and make-up in aid of character representation and development, as based on the unique qualities of the character and in relation to her role vis-à-vis the play’s narrative. It will go through the basics of hair and skin maintenance, fundamentals of hair and make-up design as well as the more complex areas of the field, including basic application of prosthetics.

Books on HSETDE2 - History of Set Design 2

History of Set Design 2

The course is an exploration of the history of set design from the different Asian countries namely India, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The course will also examine the advantages, problems and practices for designing scenery for the thrust, proscenium and arena stages.

History of Set Design 2

The course is an exploration of the history of set design from the different Asian countries namely India, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The course will also examine the advantages, problems and practices for designing scenery for the thrust, proscenium and arena stages.

Books on LIGHTHR - Lighting Design for Theater

Lighting Design for Theater

The course is an introduction to the theories, processes, and methods of designing the lighting for the stage and other forms of live performance, as an effective means of conveying the director’s vision. It is a laboratory workshop that explores in guiding the attention of the spectator to focus on the relevant part of the stage, define the scenographic space, and take part in shaping the emotional response of the spectator by suggesting the atmosphere of the scene. It is also an opportunity for the student to learn how to supervise and direct a lighting crew in setting up, operating, and maintaining a stage lighting system for a particular performance/ show.

Lighting Design for Theater

The course is an introduction to the theories, processes, and methods of designing the lighting for the stage and other forms of live performance, as an effective means of conveying the director’s vision. It is a laboratory workshop that explores in guiding the attention of the spectator to focus on the relevant part of the stage, define the scenographic space, and take part in shaping the emotional response of the spectator by suggesting the atmosphere of the scene. It is also an opportunity for the student to learn how to supervise and direct a lighting crew in setting up, operating, and maintaining a stage lighting system for a particular performance/ show.

Books on MAQCONS - Maquette Construction

Maquette Construction

This is an advanced course to the technical practice of scaled three-dimensional model or maquette construction for theater and film. Students will be more immersed to the process constructing scale models from rendered scaled and technical drawings. Students will be advised to work with a professional set designer to collaborate on the initial process of designing for theater and film concluding with the presentation of the scale model.

Maquette Construction

This is an advanced course to the technical practice of scaled three-dimensional model or maquette construction for theater and film. Students will be more immersed to the process constructing scale models from rendered scaled and technical drawings. Students will be advised to work with a professional set designer to collaborate on the initial process of designing for theater and film concluding with the presentation of the scale model.

Books on MTODTHR - Production Methods for Theater

Production Methods for Theater

Introduction to the theories and techniques of stage and production management for creating live performance, investigating fundamental principles, practices, processes, and pertinent legislation and regulation. Developing the skills required in the procurement and management of resources to take a production from design to reality.

Production Methods for Theater

Introduction to the theories and techniques of stage and production management for creating live performance, investigating fundamental principles, practices, processes, and pertinent legislation and regulation. Developing the skills required in the procurement and management of resources to take a production from design to reality.

Books on PERSDRA - Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

The course is an introduction to learning how to draw Perspective. It explores lineal perspective to enhance a solid base for design in 1, 2, and 3-point perspective as well as isometric perspective. The students will explore environments and objects for illustration and understand the basic atmospheric perspective for different spaces.