Industry Awareness

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Course Code
STGE 1120
Semester Length
5 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course is designed to inform the student of the myriad of employment opportunities that are within the entertainment industry. Students will be introduced to theatre, film/TV, special events, conventions, museums, and other production facilities within Metro Vancouver. Industry expectations regarding professionalism and work ethic will be included.
Course Content
  1.  Entertainment industry organizational structure
  2.  Employment possibilities in the various branches of the entertainment industry
  3.  Employment requirements expected by potential employers
  4.  Training and professional development opportunities available after graduation
  5.  Unions and professional associations
Learning Activities

Students will receive three hours of lecture/demonstration per week that includes independent work and one-on-one instruction.  Guest speakers may be utilized. Students will attend two live productions as part of the homework in this course. Occasional evening travel throughout the lower mainland may be required. 

Means of Assessment

Students are expected to be self-motivated and to demonstrate professionalism, which includes active participation, good attendance, punctuality, effective collaboration, and ability to meet deadlines.

Professionalism: 5 indicators X 10% 50%
Attend and review live performance: X 2 20%
Quiz: X 2 30%
Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. understand employment possibilities available after graduation from the program
  2. be aware of the organizational structure of theatres, festivals, special event and other industry employers
  3. be aware of employer’s requirements for entry level employees
  4. be aware of additional training and professional development opportunities that could be pursued after graduation from the program
  5. be aware of various unions and professional associations that graduates of the program might join in order to further their employment in the industry
Textbook Materials


Attendance at various live theatrical productions will involve costs for transportation and admission.  Ticket prices will vary but an average of 2 x $20 = $40 is typical.



Registered in Stagecraft or permission of Coordinator.


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for STGE 1120
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV THTR 1st (1)
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit

Course Offerings

Fall 2023