Scenehouse Intro

The Arches and Scenehouse present

Scenehouse Intro

Mon 15 - Sat 20 Aug 2011 | Times tbc | £200

Scenehouse, Scotland’s new centre for performance design, has teamed up with the Arches to create a new short course in design for live performance.

Scenehouse Intro is an intensive one-week summer school fusing core design skills with creative insights from leading practitioners, providing not only a gateway to further study but also a comprehensive and thorough introduction to work in the creative industries.

Students will be guided through the core skills of script analysis, working at scale, and model making, as well as exploring the role of the scenographer/designer in various styles of production – from conventional theatre to collaborative devised work and live art. On top of that, Scenehouse will be inviting guest speakers to give lectures and workshops explaining how they place imagery and visual creativity at the heart of their practice: keep an eye on the news page of the Scenehouse website for a taste of the kind of speakers involved.

For more information or to book your place, please contact Scenehouse on or call 07799 623832

For information about other Scenehouse summer courses – including the four week Scenehouse Programme in Edinburgh in July – and bursaries to support students, see the Scenehouse website.

“I only have good things to say about this course and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the arts. Thanks again for this inspiring course, I have loved every minute of it – even when exhausted towards the end of the day!”
Adeline Bourret, Theatre Design School attendee in 2010

Why should you go to the summer school? To help you open your eyes to the fact that as a designer you are a not just a visual stylist, but a storyteller who has an enormous responsibility to serve the story, as well the audience and their director. Working with industry practitioners gives the students an honest look at what it takes to succeed, how much work is really required and the importance of persistence. Contacts may not be able to help you immediately with your career dreams but keep in touch with them and keep them updated with what you’re doing, you never know when there’ll be an opening. Worked for me, anyway…”
James Lapsley, Production Designer for Pram Face