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Drafting for stage

Course Code: STGE 1100
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits: 2.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Tutorial
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of drafting for the performing arts. The role of the scenic designer in a production, basic theatre terminology and an introduction to perspective sketching will be included.

Course Content

  1. The Scenic Designer’s role in the production
    • Relationship with other members of the production team
    • Required paperwork and other materials created by the designer for the production
  2. Basic Theatre jargon
  3. Tools
    • T-squares, triangles, scale rules
  4. Drafting fundamentals

Methods of Instruction

Students will receive 1 to 1 ½ hours of lecture/demonstration followed by 2 ½ to 3 hours of studio that includes independent work and one-on-one instruction.

Means of Assessment

Jargon quiz 10%
7 projects that demonstrate a basic skill in the fundamentals of drafting 70%
Final project 20%
TOTAL  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of theatre terminology as a language for the course and program.
  2. Demonstrate the correct use of basic manual drafting equipment and correct working procedures.
  3. Understand the basic elements of drafting (ground plans, elevations, isometrics and cross sections) working to United States Institute of Theatre Technology standards.
  4. Describe the role of the scenic designer in a theatrical production.
  5. Communicate through sketching.

course prerequisites

Acceptance to Stagecraft Program or permission of the Stagecraft Program Coordinator

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.