This class will provide an introduction to the language and processes of design for theater and film. Areas covered will include the following: design language and terminology, rendering techniques, script analysis and interpretation, drafting, research techniques, introduction to computer aided design and the designer/director relationship. Students are required to purchase basic art and drafting supplies for this class. Classes will include both lecture and laboratory work. This course includes a production/crew component as a means of applying the lecture material in an actual production setting. This course includes a lab fee. This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in Arts.