Course Info

FILM 270: Production Design (Formerly DC 321)

Due to COVID-19, Spring in-class sections will be conducted online. Please contact your instructor for more information.

In this course students will analyze the collaborative relationship between production designer, director and cinematographer as it relates to the role of production design. By the end of the term students will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of a production designer's role, critique the synthesis of stagecraft, set decoration, prop, costume, and make-up choices as narrative tools, and evaluate existing works as well as their own work.

FILM 170 or GD 105 is a prerequisite for this class.

Winter 2019-2020


Section 501

Class number 25510

Meeting dates: 1/4/2020 - 3/20/2020
Meeting time: Th 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Location: CINES P0102 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Meeting dates: 1/4/2020 - 3/20/2020
Meeting time: Th 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Location: CINES PST16 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus


Winter 2018-2019


Section 501

Class number 26753

Meeting dates: 1/5/2019 - 3/22/2019
Meeting time: Th 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Location: CINES PST16 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Meeting dates: 1/5/2019 - 3/22/2019
Meeting time: Th 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Location: CINES P0101 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus


Fall 2016-2017


Section 402

Class number 41636

Meeting dates: 9/7/2016 - 11/22/2016
Meeting time: F 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: John Corba | View syllabus
Meeting dates: 9/7/2016 - 11/22/2016
Meeting time: F 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Location: CINES P0101 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: John Corba | View syllabus


Winter 2015-2016

Section: 801
Class number: 23044
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00503 at Loop Campus
Instructor: John Corba | View syllabus
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