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Stagecraft & Event Technology

If you want a dynamic career in the entertainment industry the Stagecraft and Event Technology (SET) program may be the program you're looking for. This intensive, two-year diploma program is designed to provide a combination of academic and practical experience with courses and training in: Stage Lighting, Audio Techniques, Set Painting, Set Design, Computer Assisted Drafting, Stage Management, Stagecraft for Film/TV and History of Theatre.

The SET Program requires commitment from its students. People who excel in Stagecraft thrive on long hours, deadlines, and intensive hands-on work. In return, you are immersed in a dynamic, fast-paced, professional environment, with exposure to production pressures equal to those in the entertainment industry today.

If you are creative and disciplined, enjoy technical challenges, and like to work as part of a team, consider the SET Program at Douglas College. 

For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.

For more information, please contact Erin Byers at 604 527 5465 or email

Program highlights

  • Earn a Diploma in Performing Arts Stagecraft in just two years
  • Hands-on, intensive training that will prepare you to succeed in the fast-paced entertainment industry
  • University transferrable - many graduates transfer to Bachelor's Degree programs at universities like UBC, SFU and UVic
  • Part-time study available

Join a local theatre company, find a summer production job or attend a community event! Use the New Westminster Cultural Map to search out and connect with the people, places, businesses and organizations that bring culture to our city every day.

More About Stagecraft & Event Technology

Theatre, Stagecraft and Event Technology

Youtube Video

Watch as Stagecraft students construct a set.

Youtube Video