Curriculum Guideline


Effective Date:
Course Code
STGE 2307
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
48 hrs. per semester
Method Of Instruction
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.

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.
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.
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%






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