Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

TDTC 213 Photoshop for Theater Design

2 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Designers for film and live performance depend on a variety of methods of visual communication. In addition to physical models and drafting, renderings, collages and other 2D tools help convey ideas to collaborators. This course will explore the application of Photoshop techniques to important technical and design tasks involving images – tasks that are common in Theater, Film, and Dance design work. Students will apply Photoshop to enhance or modify existing photos for use in props, scenery, or projection, and they will also learn to create, compose, and print pages for their professional portfolios. Finally, students will learn to use the Photoshop software in the creation of new and original images: set sketches, costume renderings, painter’s elevations, and printed full-color scenic models. A series of Photoshop projects will build students’ design skills and enhance their abilities to modify and create the digital images necessary for performances.

This course may be completed 2 times for credit.