Final Binder Project

The final binder will include all of the elements of your design for the play.

Most of these assignments will have been done in class and returned to you with comments and grades. The items in the final binder are NEW DOCUMENTS that are updated, corrected, and improved. You should be working in the binder—revising and expanding the assignments as they are returned, building the binder itself, developing the concept of the production—throughout the last weeks of the class. This is a cumulative project. Don't leave the whole thing until the last minute.

The binder will receive its own grade as your final project, which will count as 30% of your grade.

You should look at this project as though you are designing or directing a fully realized  production; all of the design elements for a realized production of a one-act play in the Sullivan Studio Theatre should be in it. The project is not about your "directorial vision"; it is a final project in a design class that needs to express all of the elements of scenery, costumes, sound, and lights that can be brought to bear in a "dramatically realistic" production of the play. I need to know that you can analyze the text and apply research to the final product in a complete and realistic way that is faithful to the information in the script. If you can do that now, in this project, you can expand your ideas later in a realized project.

Please Do Not put your work in clear pocket sheets; I can't make comments that way.


In a 1/2" binder all elements must be neatly organized with tabbed, labeled dividers and a cover that identifies the play, designer (you), class, and date.

-Script, with line annotations indicating evidence in support of concept, props/set, lighting, costumes, and sound.

- Design approach statement

- Ground plan of set design in scale on gridded plan of Sullivan Studio Theatre (I will provide). Remember, this is a theatre set, not a room, so things like entrances and sight-lines matter.

- Set design research in color

- Prop list

- Prop research in color

- Lighting cues

- Lighting research in color

- Sound cues

- Costume "given circumstances" of characters

- Costume list

- Costume research in color

- Any further supporting research, sketches, swatches, etc. that you want to include.