Virtual reality in theatre education and design practice - new developments and applications

Kuksa, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-5398-8516, 2009. Virtual reality in theatre education and design practice - new developments and applications. Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 7 (2), pp. 73-89.

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The global use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has already established new approaches to theatre education and research, shifting traditional methods of knowledge delivery towards a more visually enhanced experience, which is especially important for teaching scenography. In this paper, I examine the role of multimedia within the field of theatre studies, with particular focus on the theory and practice of theatre design and education. I discuss various IT applications that have transformed the way we experience, learn and co-create our cultural heritage. I explore a suite of rapidly developing communication and computer-visualization techniques that enable reciprocal exchange between students, theatre performances and artefacts. Eventually, I analyse novel technology-mediated teaching techniques that attempt to provide a new media platform for visually enhanced information transfer. My findings indicate that the recent developments in the personalization of knowledge delivery, and also in student-centred study and e-learning, necessitate the transformation of the learners from passive consumers of digital products to active and creative participants in the learning experience.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education
Creators: Kuksa, I.
Publisher: Intellect
Date: 2009
Volume: 7
Number: 2
Rights: Copyright © Intellect Ltd 2009
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:06
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:49

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