Properties

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Course Code
STGE 2307
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 builds upon the skills students developed in STGE 1207, Properties. Students will continue in their study of research and construction techniques. Professional associations, unions, and props for the film/tv industry will also be studied.
Course Content
  1. Properties and costume research and sourcing through library and other resources such as retail and wholesale suppliers and custom fabricators.
  2. Role and responsibilities of the properties head including script analysis and breakdown, cost estimation, crew scheduling and supervision, safety, records and accounting.
  3. Specialty construction techniques including materials and procedures for hand, dress, and trim properties.
  4. Related topics including the props person’s role in the film/tv industry set decorator, props department, props buyer, unions and associations.
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 assignment x 2 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. Learn and demonstrate safe working procedures when using equipment, tools and materials common to the properties and costume shop.
  2. Learn and demonstrate research skills and techniques for specific properties with an emphasis on non-traditional sources.
  3. Learn and demonstrate a variety of properties and costume construction techniques.
  4. Have a basic understanding of the role and responsibilities of the properties and costume head.
  5. Have a basic understanding of properties for film/tv, unions and associations.
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. 3rd ed.  Toronto: Mayfield Publishing, 1997

Requisites

Prerequisites

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 2XXX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO VISA 2nd (2) 2005/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV THTR 2nd (3) 2004/09/01 to -
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

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32676
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
West
Danica
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
25
13
12
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3290
13:00 - 16:50