Student working on a research project.

Live Design Portfolio Development

A traditional artistic portfolio presents two-dimensional artwork in a condensed two-dimensional format. As theatrical designers, working in a three-dimensional presentational medium, how can our “live medium” design be presented in a “non-live” two-dimensional portfolio? How can we advance the methods by which we document “live design”? Is it possible to capture luminescence, motion, or space in a two-dimensional layout? Research would result in the development of a web portfolio that highlights theatrical skills by these new methods and how they can be applied to various live design industries. Feedback and critique by a professional designer, followed by revision of portfolio is essential to process. Expansion of documentation and archival skills.

Research Project Information

Student Skill-Set Needed: Pursuing a degree in Theatre, Dance, and/or Theatre-related arts, An ability to work independently, Organization, Creativity, Web programming abilities a plus.
Compensation: Volunteer, Portfolio credit
Available: Fall, Spring


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Dyan Burlingame
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Department: Theatre And Dance
Office: Alumni Arena 280A