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Design Explorations

Course Code: STGE 2210
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits: 1.0
Semester: 5 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This is an intensive course focusing on two and three dimensional design elements and the creative process. Using theatre as a context, students will develop a foundation for further exploration in set, properties, costume and lighting design.

Course Content

  1. Application of elements and principles of 2 & 3D design elements through drawing and model-making
  2. Explorations of the design areas in the performing arts
  3. Research of periods of design and prominent designers
  4. Discussions on the collaborative nature of theatre design and the production hierarchy
  5. Discussions of further training and possible employment areas

Methods of Instruction

Students will receive 4 hours of lecture/demonstration per week that includes independent and group work.

Means of Assessment

Students are expected to be self-motivated and to demonstrate professionalism, which includes active participation, good attendance, punctuality, effective collaboration, and the ability to meet deadlines.

Professionalism: 5 indicators X 10% 50%
Projects: X 2 50%

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of 2 & 3D design fundamentals
  2. describe some of the factors that determine successful design
  3. articulate design concepts and ideas in an innovative and creative way
  4. present design resolutions using a range of materials, tools and techniques
  5. identify possible employment and advanced training options

course prerequisites

Acceptance to Stagecraft Program or permission of 
the Stagecraft program co-ordinator

Acceptance to Stagecraft Program or permission of the Stagecraft program co-ordinator

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.