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Course Code: STGE 2307
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 builds upon the skills students developed in STGE 1207, Properties. Students will continue in their study of research and construction techniques. Professional associations, unions, and props for the film/tv industry will also be studied.

Course Content

  1. Properties and costume research and sourcing through library and other resources such as retail and wholesale suppliers and custom fabricators.
  2. Role and responsibilities of the properties head including script analysis and breakdown, cost estimation, crew scheduling and supervision, safety, records and accounting.
  3. Specialty construction techniques including materials and procedures for hand, dress, and trim properties.
  4. Related topics including the props person’s role in the film/tv industry set decorator, props department, props buyer, unions and associations.

Methods of Instruction

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

Means of Assessment

Attitude as indicated by work habits, safety, cleanliness and housekeeping 10%
Research assignment x 2 30%
Construction projects x 3 30%
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. Learn and demonstrate safe working procedures when using equipment, tools and materials common to the properties and costume shop.
  2. Learn and demonstrate research skills and techniques for specific properties with an emphasis on non-traditional sources.
  3. Learn and demonstrate a variety of properties and costume construction techniques.
  4. Have a basic understanding of the role and responsibilities of the properties and costume head.
  5. Have a basic understanding of properties for film/tv, unions and associations.

course prerequisites

STGE 1207

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.