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TT1819 Cultural Catalogue

POST-16 SPECIFIC OFFER

POST-16 SPECIFIC OFFER Royal Opera House Project Name Design Challenge (FE) About the Project The Royal Opera House’s (ROH) world class opera and ballet productions are brought to life on its worldfamous Covent Garden stage through the amazing work of designers, artists and craft makers who create and manufacture the sets and costumes for the productions. The annual Design Challenge (FE) competition gives students, from institutions UK-wide, the opportunity to test and develop their marketing, production and design skills, based around an opera or ballet production. Design Challenge (FE) is a design-focused project for KS5 students of Art, Art and Design, Design Technology, Graphic Design, Textiles, 3D Design and Production Arts. The 2018/19 project uses Kenneth Macmillan’s ballet Romeo and Juliet as a stimulus. Students will be set a professional brief by a real director and follow one of four design pathways: • Costume Design • Set Design • Marketing Strategy and Design • Hair, Wigs and Make-up Design The project will provide students with a real and practical insight into the world of set and costume designers, makers and graphic design specialists. It will open their eyes to the skills required for a career in backstage theatre crafts or marketing, develop their own skills set and extend their learning from school to a professional context. Teachers will be invited to attend a CPD day where they will be taken through the structure of the project and given access to all the resources accompanying the project. The project will be teacher-led, thus offering exciting skills development for teachers in the relevant subject areas. The overall winners from the four categories will visit the Royal Opera House to exhibit their work at the Romeo and Juliet school’s matinee for secondary schools, have a backstage tour and spend some time in a back of house department. 116

POST-16 SPECIFIC OFFER Suitable for A Level and Btec teachers and students of: Suitability • Art / Art & Design • Design Technology • Graphic Design • Media Studies • Textiles • Production Arts • 3D Design And any other equivalent course relatable to the four categories. Thursday 7 June 2018 Design Challenge 2018/19 Launch Event, at High House Production Park, 16:00-18:00. Following key dates: Dates, Location & Format • Thursday 6 September 2018, CPD at the V&A, London: 10:00- 15:30. • Thursday 14 February 2019, finalists’ submission deadline • Friday 1 March 2019, winner’s announcement • Thursday 28 March 2019, winner’s day at ROH, London The students develop skills in: Learning Outcomes • Designing to a brief • Designing for a character • Practical application and functionality of materials • Working to scale • Independent research and producing a body of work in portfolio format • Planning and strategizing • Presentation and pitching ideas Teachers are encouraged to attend the CPD at the start of the project. Teacher Commitment & Training What happens at the end? Teacher will lead the project in their setting with plans and resources provided and facilitate the various components of the project. Schools are asked to submit their chosen shortlisted entry(ies) for the judging process. Teachers are also encouraged to set up in-school exhibitions and sharing of the work. 117