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Thr 402 Senior Project Tech

Senior Project Portfolios (design and technology)

Portfolios should be representative of the interests of the student in the area of Design, Technology and Management. The student is required to meet with the faculty a minimum of four times during the course of the semester to discuss progress and provide direction. Schedule of meeting times will be determined at the beginning of the semester.

Each portfolio should include:

  • a resume with three references and contact information

  • Representative material from either realized productions and /or class work from at least three projects. These projects should be connected to work that was done in class, or for department/studio productions during their time at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

  • A section of ancillary materials from related classes that round out the portfolio.

  • Faculty advisors will meet with student in the beginning of the semester to determine what will be included in the senior project portfolio, and amount of work expected to create a completed professional portfolio.

  • by project or production with labels and appropriate paperwork. In addition to the Paper Portfolio the student will create a Digital Portfolio, which includes the resume and material from the Paper Portfolio.

Note: student should consult with adviser regarding the choice of material to be included.

Representative Material

A. Design Portfolios may include work from one or more areas (example: a set design for one production, costume design for another and lighting for another).

See the area of design for specific requirements for the projects.

Scenic design

  • concept statement
  • sketches
  • complete set of drafted plans for at least one show (minimum groundplan, elevation and section)
  • choose ONE of the following:
    • white model with painter elevations (include basic furniture and figure to scale)
    • painted model (include basic furniture and figure to scale)
    • perspective rendering of each set.
  • production shots if applicable

Costume Design

  • concept statement
  • sketches
  • costume plot
  • color boards for multi scene/costume production with 6" figures
  • renderings (10-12") with fabric swatches for at least 8 characters
  • appropriate paperwork for realized productions (ex. budgets, detail drawings)
  • production shots if applicable

Lighting Design

  • concept statement
  • storyboards of major lighting cues
  • light plot
  • hookup sheets
  • samples of gel colors used
  • production shots if applicable

Sound design

  • script analysis and concept statement
  • sound plots
  • cue sheets
  • equipment lists
  • sample cuts (CD format preferred)


B. Technology Portfolios may include work from one or more areas (example: costumes and props), but should include a minimum of three projects.

Specific requirements:

Costume technology

  • research of costume for specific time period (patterns and construction)
  • drafts of patterns used
  • muslin mock ups of patterns
  • finished garment
  • photographs detailing process of construction

Furniture/prop technology

  • research of furniture/prop for specific time period (patterns and construction)
  • drafts of patterns used
  • mock ups
  • finished prop
  • photographs detailing process of construction


C. Management Portfolios

Stage Management portfolios should include material on three shows:

  • at least one show organized into a production package
  • script showing all blocking and technical notations
  • rehearsal and performance notes
  • paperwork relating to show: cast lists, schedules, phone lists, pre-show, post show, duties.
  • copies of technical paperwork such as: groundplans, light and sound piots, wardrobe breakdown, prop shift, scenic shift, etc.


D. History

Costume hlstory/ curation (amount of items in portfolio will be determined by advisor)

  • research paper on the time period(s)
  • visual examples of garments, accessories of time period
  • patterns of garments and accessories of the time period
  • if garments are being dated, as in costume curation, summary should include an approximate date of garment based on evidence in paper and examples submitted.
by Alderson, James M last modified Dec 16, 2015 01:51 PM