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The primary aim of the SCSA is to bolster the collective activities, schemes and initiatives that have vocational training as their prime objective, that lead to the enrichment of an all-round technical and creative knowledge for practitioners of their craft within the entertainment community. The Centre’s programme is designed to further develop the career prospects of young architects, scenographers, lighting and sound designers and artists; stimulate the exchange of know-how and the circulation of ideas and projects at a European level, and develop opportunities, integration and cooperation among design professionals working in European Member States.
Technology and research
The SCSA will also set its sights on the professional world, offering technical refresher courses for production designers, architects, set decorators and costume designers, through initiatives set up with sector experts and firms specializing in technology for the entertainment industry.
A no less important chapter is reserved for research applied to multimedia and computerized technologies. New technology also means that science plays an integral part in the field of art. It is no longer thinkable, for example, for an expert familiar with computerized systems to not have a basic idea on the usage, manipulation and quality of images and interfaces, just as an expert in art or design for entertainment, e.g. a scenographer, cannot ignore the educational aspects of a mathematical or scientific nature when navigating the intriguing pathways of interactive tools. Technicians, artists and the commercial sector all share an increasing need of each other, and in particular for a continual, boundless bringing up to date through which every new, unanticipated result or creation is made possible. The same, identical situation exists in the theatrical world, for example. Interactivity therefore seems to be a guiding concept particularly in the field of training where courses in specialization and research centres represent the missing link between the academic world and that of profession and production. Specialization and research that demonstrate results in clear, rhythmic measure, meant for widespread adoption and aimed at the marketplace.
The SCSA will also develop a research and information-gathering facility, compiling data originating from the field of further education (public) and from the technology domain (private), and from areas of experimentation and the professional world as a whole, making public the results, developments and production with regular frequency and by adequate means (for example, a collaboration with theatrical institutions and with coordinated e-learning methods).
Historiography: from analysis to documentation