Associate of Applied Science in Entertainment TechnologyThis program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane and Springfield - Downtown locations.
Entertainment Technology prepares students for entry-level careers in various areas such as set construction, sound engineering, and lighting for theatre, film, video, and event productions. Majors work hands-on in stagecraft, lighting, electrics, audio, rigging, video, computer-aided design, and welding.
In this intensive two-year program, Entertainment Technology students experience real-world training through a paid internship with the Clark State Performing Arts Center serving as theatre technicians setting up multiple touring productions. As part of their coursework, students become the point-of-contact for all technical needs on the Theatre Arts Program’s fall and spring productions. Culminating the learning experience, students will co-op with local entertainment industries during their final term of study.
Students enrolled in the Entertainment Technology Associate of Applied Science degree are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point, students may also be interested in completing a bachelor’s degree. A number of colleges and universities have designed bachelor degree completion programs for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information or talk to your academic advisor.