Stagecraft and Event Technology

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credential Type
New Westminster
Learning Format


The Stagecraft and Event Technology Diploma Program provides pre-employment training, upgrading and transferability for students interested in a career within the entertainment industry. The program provides a combination of academic and practical experience with courses in stage lighting, audio techniques, set painting, computer assisted drafting, multimedia technology, stage management and stagecraft for TV and film.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Semester I




THEA 1130 History of Theatre I 3
any ENGL, CMNS, CRWR Elective 3
STGE 1100 Drafting for Stage 2
STGE 1110 Safety (5 weeks) 1
STGE 1112 Stage Lighting 2
STGE 1180 Production Techniques 3
STGE 1202 Set painting 2

Semester II

THEA 1230 History of Theatre II 3
STGE 1106 Set Construction 2
STGE 1222 Introduction to Costume (5 weeks) 1
STGE 1207 Properties 2
STGE 1220 Stage Management (5 weeks) 1
STGE 1260 Introduction to CAD 2
STGE 1280 Production Techniques 3

Semester III

Any PEFA Elective 3
STGE 1212 Stage Lighting 2
STGE 2200 Lighting Software (5 weeks) 1
STGE 2210 Design Explorations (5 weeks) 1
STGE 2307 Properties 2
STGE 2311 Audio Techniques I 2
STGE 2380 Production Techniques 5

Semester IV

STGE 2306 Set Construction 2
STGE 2400 Lighting Control Systems (5 weeks) 1
STGE 2410 Multimedia Technology (5 weeks) 1
STGE 2420 Special Events (5 weeks) 1
either STGE 2430 Stagecraft for Film/TV 2
or      STGE 2302 Set Painting 2
STGE 2440 Work Experience 2
STGE 2480 Production Techniques 5
  Total Credits 60

Admissions Requirements

  1. General College Admission Requirements


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Career Pathways

Graduates of this program have gone on to work in a wide variety of settings, including traditional theatre; opera; film and TV; sales and service companies; cruise ships; concert touring; events and festivals; and museums.

Program Guidelines

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



Student quote

Lights, camera, action

SET grad Nikita Cameron has found her dream career on film sets.

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Tuition deposit

When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required.