Curriculum Guideline

Design Explorations

Effective Date:
Course Code
STGE 2210
Design Explorations
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
5 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
4 hrs per week
Method Of Instruction
Methods Of Instruction

Students will receive 4 hours of lecture/demonstration per week that includes independent and group work.

Course Description
This is an intensive course focusing on two and three dimensional design elements and the creative process. Using theatre as a context, students will develop a foundation for further exploration in set, properties, costume and lighting design.
Course Content
  1. Application of elements and principles of 2 & 3D design elements through drawing and model-making
  2. Explorations of the design areas in the performing arts
  3. Research of periods of design and prominent designers
  4. Discussions on the collaborative nature of theatre design and the production hierarchy
  5. Discussions of further training and possible employment areas
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of 2 & 3D design fundamentals
  2. describe some of the factors that determine successful design
  3. articulate design concepts and ideas in an innovative and creative way
  4. present design resolutions using a range of materials, tools and techniques
  5. identify possible employment and advanced training options
Means of Assessment

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

Professionalism: 5 indicators X 10% 50%
Projects: X 2 50%
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. Some materials will be provided.


Acceptance to Stagecraft Program or permission of 
the Stagecraft program co-ordinator

Acceptance to Stagecraft Program or permission of the Stagecraft program co-ordinator