Course Number: 53-642
Themed Entertainment Design (TED) Studio A, is a combination lecture and studio course which focuses on executing a client event from concept to delivery. Students will be assigned to teams which will meet during set course studio hours. Additional meeting times will be required outside of studio hours. The class will provide students with knowledge and experience in conceiving, planning, designing, analyzing, and executing themed events. The class will also explore the analytics of the experience. Lectures and discussions will focus on the importance of theming, guest experience, thru put and safety. Existing events and installations will be used as case studies. There will be two projects completed by the entire class over the semester. (1) The class, as a team, will work with an existing client and provide a pre-show experience for guests attending a public event. As part of this project, the class will work with the client to see how the event is put together, advertised, executed, and then fully analyze the flow and thru put of the event and overall guest reaction to the experience; (2) The class, as a team, will work with the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) as their client to organize, execute, and analyze use of the ETC spaces during the Building Virtual Worlds Festival.
Fall 2016 instructor: Shirley Saldamarco