Set Painting

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Course Code
STGE 2302
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This is an intermediate course in scenic painting. Students will focus on advanced techniques including scale transfers and aging. Other topics will include paint chemistry, drops and scrims, and painting techniques used in the film industry.
Course Content

Tools and Materials:

  • Hudson sprayer
  • Spray gun and compressor


  • scale transfers
  • aging
  • washes
  • colour mixing

Related topics:

  • film/tv structure and demands
  • conventional painting
  • drops and scrims
Learning Activities

Students will receive 1 hour of lecture/demonstration and 2 hours of studio twice per week for 8 weeks.

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.




4 Practical assignments@ 10%






1 Practical assignment 20%
Sketchbook 20%
Professionalism: 5 indicators x 4% 20%
TOTAL  100%
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate safe working procedures and precautions when using scenic paints, materials and equipment.
  2. Learn and practice advanced techniques in scenic painting and the use of related materials.
  3. Learn and demonstrate the correct procedures for the preparation and maintenance of scenic paints and related materials.
  4. Become familiar with the role of the painter in related entertainment industries.
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.




No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for STGE 2302
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 1XX (2)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWu THTR 2XX (2)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO VISA 2nd (2)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV THTR 2nd (2)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC THEA 2XX (1)

Course Offerings

Fall 2023