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Set Painting

Course Code: STGE 2302
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 is an intermediate course in scenic painting. Students will focus on advanced techniques including scale transfers and aging. Other topics will include paint chemistry, drops and scrims, and painting techniques used in the film industry.

Course Content

Tools and Materials:

  • Hudson sprayer
  • Spray gun and compressor


  • scale transfers
  • aging
  • washes
  • colour mixing

Related topics:

  • film/tv structure and demands
  • conventional painting
  • drops and scrims

Methods of Instruction

Students will receive 1 hour of lecture/demonstration and 2 hours of studio twice per week for 8 weeks.

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.

4 Practical assignments@ 10%


1 Practical assignment 20%
Sketchbook 20%
Professionalism: 5 indicators x 4% 20%
TOTAL  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate safe working procedures and precautions when using scenic paints, materials and equipment.
  2. Learn and practice advanced techniques in scenic painting and the use of related materials.
  3. Learn and demonstrate the correct procedures for the preparation and maintenance of scenic paints and related materials.
  4. Become familiar with the role of the painter in related entertainment industries.

course prerequisites

STGE 1202

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.