Scenography - Costume Design Seminar

Sdougos Michalis

The curriculum of the Course in Scenography and Costume Design has as its primary goal the training of new talents in the specific areas of design and set design in cinema, theater and television.

The training program aims to equip future Scenographers with all the theoretical, technical and applied skills, capable of encouraging the development of their imagination and creativity.

The curriculum has an extremely laboratory character and provides continuous interaction with the other educational sectors of the School.

Exercises and implementation of model design and construction
(1/25 scale plastic model, and costume design
the collage) which will take place during the lessons will be asked by the scenography students to interpret the narrative needs that will arise from the theatrical texts and scripts and to give "form" to the creative requirements.

Scenographic "emotional space" is called to perform an expressive and communicative function.

Architectural elements, free design, Stage Technique Perspectives and relevant scales. (1:10 - 1:20 - 1:50 - etc.)
Basic elements for the construction of a model for classic scenes and more.

The student will get acquainted with the design techniques and its possible modifications according to the needs of the theatrical text-script.
They will learn about the various materials associated with construction and decoration (putty, plaster, resin, etc.).
we will know the scenographic criteria that allow the realization of hypothetical, unreal and futuristic ideas.


The Scenography Seminar aims to deepen the theoretical and practical aspects of the design and implementation of a play.

Particular attention is paid to technical / expressive innovations, the aesthetics of the new design language, construction,
in financial and logistical difficulties.

Practical exercises on stage to deepen the knowledge of the graphic space, use of symbolic language.

The stage and its nomenclature (Bouka, quinta stagnant background, Sipario harlequin, etc.), the analysis of architectural and stage elements.

The operation of the theatrical machine and the possibility of using it.
The direction and space of the stage, the relationship between the set designer and the director in the design of a theatrical performance.


The construction systems used to implement the basic elements of traditional scenography.
The language of modern scenography, theoretical and practical foundations for the design of a stage, artistic / technical analysis of some facilities.

Lesson 1 - Dramatic analysis of theatrical texts proposed by the teacher, including the candidate
he will have to choose a work or an opera libretto to develop his work.

Lesson 2 - Selection of topics and settings. the organization of the documentation project. internet, visit to the Museum, the Library
Start collecting images (environments, furniture, tools).

Lesson 3 - Adjusting the sketches with a central perspective and a random perspective. Review of the material collected for documentation.

Reading the technical installations of a typical space.

Lessons 4-6 - Editing sketches, manual and digital.

Lessons 7-9 - Revision of documents. Creating designs in design and in unity.

Lessons 10-13 - Checking the projects by creating a model. Examination and selection of materials for the implementation of graphic components.

Lesson 14 - Reviews and corrections. Selection of furniture and equipment.

The stage and the costume, the place and the people, the moment and the appearance. Through these spaces depends the sense of perception and beauty that allows us to design, create stories and emotions. Stage design is the magic art that makes every representation possible and knows how to mix it with prudence, architecture, history, painting, sculpture and decoration.
Through these arts, the sense of perception and beauty develops, which allows us to design, create stories and locate emotions. Using our own preparation, both empirical and theoretical.
His knowledge ranges from design, and it's natural to flow into the world of entertainment (theater, cinema, television, dance,).

However, there are many other areas where the stage designer becomes the real artistic director:
designs costumes, tents and lights for events, fashion shows, exhibitions, outdoor installations. With its plastic and aesthetic taste, the set designer lays the foundations for the dynamic design of any graphic event.

The scenography series aims to provide a decisive release in the practice of technological and conceptual tools for creating images to manage the space of the theatrical, cinematic and television scene, as well as for the preparation of events and live performances.

In particular, there is a significant boost in digital technology and television and film design.

In addition, an in-depth analysis of costumes in space and time is suggested, giving a complete picture preparation.
related to the show. The professional profile that comes from the course of scenography is that of a fully trained set designer able to undertake his professional career, collaborating directly with directors, choreographers, set designers, directors and photographers or as a creator and designer presentation to film and television producers, theatrical institutions. and other productive realities

good luck

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Course days & hours:
Every Wednesday 21: 00-23: 00 & Every Saturday 13: 00-15: 00
Cost: 60 euros / month
Start: 23/10

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The biography of Michalis Sdougou

Michalis Sdougos is a Greek set designer and costume designer.

He was born in Thessaloniki. He studied Scenography and Costume Design at the School of Fine Arts in Florence, from where he graduated with honors in 1980. In 1981 he returned to Greece and collaborated with the Popular Experimental Theater of Leonidas Trivizas at the Poreia Theater, with the Volos Theater Club, the Warehouse Theater Georgouli, with the popular stage of Thymios Karakatsanis and with the Athens Festival.

He collaborated with the National Theater, the State Theater of Northern Greece, the Lyric Stage, with the Concert Hall, in the work of Costas Georgousopoulos "The ages of the ridiculous", where he won the Screenwriting and costume design award of the Society of Greek Theatrical Writers.

He worked with DI.PE.THE. Agrinio, Roumeli, Rhodes, Crete, Serres, Larissa etc. He did the set design in many Greek serials and TV movies, while on television he recently collaborated with the director K. Koutsomytis for the TV series "Damned Soils" from the book of the same name by Didos Sotiriou.

In the cinema he made the sets and costumes for L. Rikaki's films "Quartet in 4 Moves" with George Chorafas, Themis Bazaka, "Dead Liquor" by G. Karipidis and "Dream Crafts" with G. Kimoulis, F. Komnenos by T. Boulmetis in 1990, where he received the First Screenplay Award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival.

He collaborated with Vangelis Papathanassiou in "Mythodia" in June 2001 at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in the context of the Cultural Olympiad. From 1996 to August 2002 he was the Artistic Director of DIPETHE Rhodes.

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