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Introduction to CAD

Course Code: STGE 1260
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits: 2.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course introduces the basic concepts of computer assisted drafting to students. Students will develop skills in two-dimensional drawing using CAD software. A demonstration of 3D applications will also be included.

Course Content

The computer:

  • introduction to operation
  • file management
  • cad software

Drawing with CAD:  

  • drawing set up
  • stationary templates
  • sizing and resizing
  • working with walls
  • layers
  • working with symbols
  • dimensioning and text

Introduction to 3D:  

  • 3D palette
  • extrude and sweep

Methods of Instruction

Students will receive 2 hours of lecture, 1 hour of lab, and 1 hour of practice twice per week for 8 weeks.

Means of Assessment

Work habits, housekeeping, attitude 10%
Five projects that demonstrate skills in the fundamentals of CAD drawing 50%
Quiz 10%
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. Understand the basic operation of the computer for file management using the current operating platform.
  2. Understand the basic concepts of computer assisted drafting and differences from manual drafting.
  3. Understand and demonstrate basic two-dimensional drafting techniques using the CAD software.
  4. Understand the 3D applications of the software.

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.