Students' Perception on Teaching and Learning Theatre Design Online

Nur Qasdina Jeeta, Abdullah (2021) Students' Perception on Teaching and Learning Theatre Design Online. In: 8th International Seminar on Nusantara Heritage (ISoNH 2021), 1-2 September 2021, Online.

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The pandemic COVID-19 has changed the landscape of teaching and learning worldwide, which is not an exception for the performing arts encompassing theatre, music, and dance. Theatre design courses are studio based, taught primarily face-to-face, providing students with hands-on experience, enabling them to conceptualize design ideas and engage in presentation and receive comments on their design process. Unfortunately, not much is known if this similar learning experience could be fostered on an online platform. This research discusses the perception and challenges faced by the Drama and Theatre students of the Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts during the COVID-19 induced lockdown forcing the university to suspend face-to-face teaching and learning entirely. This qualitative research examines the perception and challenges was conducted on all Drama and Theatre students from year 1 to year 3 during semester 1 (12 October 2020 – 14 February 2021). The design courses that these students enrolled in are Fundamentals in Stage Design (Year 1 – 40 students), Scenography I (Year 2 – 23 students), and Design for Directors (Year 3 – 27 students). The findings of this research show the challenges and limitations faced by students. Herein, we discuss the outcome of the survey and provide recommendations on the possible teaching alternatives.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Theatre design, COVID-19, online pedagogy, online learning, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Abdullah @ Jeeta Sitarih
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2021 07:39
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 07:39

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