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Vocational training

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

A Study Centre by definition, among its objectives are included research and documentation of the history of scenography.  Being a Study Centre for Scenic Arts, in this context it is logical to suppose that the collective professional skills and expertise brought within the Centre by all those practitioners that contribute to the creating of sets for film, theatre and television productions inevitably acquire greater significance. For the very nature of production design, that of being a means that effectively materializes as it is designed, priority is clearly given to its relationship with the studios and the scenery workshops that employ multimedia technology. This is also a valid argument for creating a concrete base of experience and a network of genuine communication between those who study scenography, as future practitioners in the entertainment community, and the sites and structures where sets are constructed, geared towards the distinct specific requirements of film, stage (plays, opera, ballet) and television productions. All this, however, does not cover all the functions of a Study Centre. An additional function is provided in the form of a scientific committee made up of historians expert in art history, costume, set design, theatre, stage direction, ballet and music. They will be responsible for research in preparation for publication of a series of monographs on design, the analysis of precise periods of artistic history in which set design and costume design have been developed. For the scientific committee a panel of experts will be selected, each being responsible for a particular subject-matter. In addition, the committee will also work on providing texts, the distribution of which, together with the monographs and critical studies relative to particular periods in craft history, will be primarily oriented towards teaching aids for history related subjects for students in art and design schools, universities and faculties of architecture.

What do we offer you?

Individual Members who join the SCSA are entitled to the following services:
– Free unlimited access  to the SCSA professional information service
– 30% Discount on participation at training courses organized, aimed at professionals and product presentation
Educational Members who join the SCSA are entitled to the following services:
– Free unlimited access  to the SCSA professional information service
– 30% Discount on participation at training courses organized, aimed at professionals and product presentation.
Professional members who join the SCSA are entitled to the following services:
– Free unlimited access  to the SCSA professional information service
30% Discount on participation at training courses organized, aimed at professionals.
– Publication, circulation and promotion of their professional activities.
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