Properties

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Course Code
STGE 1207
Credits
2.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
25
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course introduces students to the basic skills required by the properties and costume person. Research techniques, safety concerns, script analysis, paperwork and construction techniques will be emphasized.
Course Content

Properties and Costume Organization:

  • the props and costume person’s role in production
  • relationship with other members of the team
  • script analysis and breakdown including appropriate paperwork
  • props research and libraries
  • props procurement
  • running props during production
  • storage and inventory of props

The Props and Costume Shop:

  • Equipment and materials including:
    • hand tools for carving, forming, and cutting
    • adhesives and glues
    • plastics, thermo-plastics and metal
    • Costume construction equipment
  • Safety in the shop including:
    • WHMIS
    • personal protective equipment
    • work procedures and safe work practices
  • Construction techniques including:
    • simulation of food and weapons
    • furniture upholstery
    • metal work
    • masks
    • costumes
Methods Of Instruction

Students will receive 1 to 1 ½ hours of lecture/demonstration followed by 2 ½ to 3 hours of studio per week, including independent work and one-on-one instruction.

Means of Assessment
Attitude as indicated by work habits, safety, cleanliness and housekeeping 10%
Research assignments x 3 30%
Construction projects x 3 30%
Final project that combines the elements of instruction 30%
TOTAL  100%
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safe working procedures when using equipment, tools and materials common to the properties and costume shop.
  2. Demonstrate research skills and techniques for specific properties and costumes.
  3. Understand the role and responsibilities of the properties department within the production hierarchy.
  4. Describe basic techniques for the construction of properties and costumes
  5. Describe the script analysis process for the properties and costume departments.
Textbook Materials

A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.

Example:  Gillette, Michael. Theatrical Design and Production. Toronto: Mayfield Publishing (current edition).

Requisites

Prerequisites

Acceptance to Stagecraft Program or permission of the Stagecraft Program Coordinator.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ARTS 1XXX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU THTR 2XXX (2) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2009/05/01 to 2010/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU THTR 2XX (2) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU THTR 1XXX (2) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU THTR 2XX (1) 2009/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU DRAM 2XX (1) 2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG STGE 1207 (2) & DOUG STGE 1260 (2) = UBCO THTR 150 (3) & UBCO THTR 1st (1) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ELEV 1st (2) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG STGE 1112 (2) & DOUG STGE 1207 (2) = UBCO THTR 150 (3) & UBCO THTR 1st (1) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG STGE 1207 (2) & DOUG STGE 1212 (2) = UBCO THTR 150 (3) & UBCO THTR 1st (1) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG STGE 1202 (2) & DOUG STGE 1207 (2) = UBCO THTR 150 (3) & UBCO THTR 1st (1) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV THTR 1st (2) 2010/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV THTR 2nd (2) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV THEA 1XX (2) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC THEA 2XX (1) 2004/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.