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Course Code: STGE 1110
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits: 1.0
Semester: 5 weeks
Learning Format: Tutorial
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course prepares the student to work safely within the context of the department and in the workplace. Successful students will earn certifications that are required by unions and employers in theatre, film and related industries.

Course Content

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) offered online
  • Occupational First Aid Level One (OFA1), workshop offered through ACTSAFE BC ( or other qualified provider
  • Actsafe BC young workers orientation workshop
  • Ladder and lift safety

Methods of Instruction

This is a lecture and workshop based course.  There is self-directed work and workshop components. 

Students must take responsibility for their completion of the OFA1 (off campus course with additional fee) and WHMIS online training. An initial schedule will be distributed and students must meet deadlines. Workshops will be on and off campus. In some cases they will be repeated at different locations. This will allow some flexibility of scheduling.

Means of Assessment

Students will be evaluated on the basis of Mastery/Non Mastery. Mastery will require all components:

  • Certificate of completion for OFA1
  • Certificate of completion for WHMIS
  • In class certification for ladder safety
  • In class Actsafe BC Young Worker orientation
  • Possession and use of Personal Protective Equipment

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student will be able to:

  • articulate worker responsibilities as they relate to working safely and confidently in the fast-paced environment of the entertainment industry
  • demonstrate completion of training and certifications needed to enter the entertainment industry
  • articulate and engage in safe work practices during Stagecraft and Event Technologies laboratories, practicums and productions

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.