ERIC Number: EJ1092719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Does Digitized Virtual Space Allow for Effective Learning in Creating Environments for Theatrical Productions?
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v27 n1 p95-115 2016
Learning how to transform an empty space into one alive with dramatic possibilities is one of the challenges facing students in several disciplines--for example, graphic design, filmmaking, gaming, architecture, interior design, visual arts, and designing and directing for the theatre. The author, a professor of directing for the theatre, investigated and compared two widely different approaches--one conventional, the other digital--in meeting a challenge particular to his discipline: creating the environments for theatrical productions. The conventional approach involves using paper models to represent scenic elements, and the digital approach involves using a digitized virtual space offered by software called Google SketchUp.
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Computer Simulation, Theater Arts, Theaters, Production Techniques, Courseware, Intermode Differences, Interior Design, Interior Space, Student Developed Materials, Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Design Preferences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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