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Associate of Applied Science in Entertainment Technology

Associate of Applied Science in Entertainment Technology

This 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 a part of their coursework, students become the point-of-contact for 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.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

  • Use industry safety standards for all tools and equipment
  • Recognize purpose and use of technical equipment
  • Show how to read and implement designs within the program content areas
  • Apply creative thinking to organize, design, and solve issues working independently and with a team
Course Title Credits
FYE 1101 College Success 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
THE 1111 Stagecraft I 3
THE 1130 Theatre Appreciation 3
THE 2235 Stage Management 3
-- Theatre Technology Practicum* 1
CAD 1101 Computer-Aided Design I 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics  
or MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning 3
THE 1112 Stagecraft II 3
THE 1133 Script Analysis 3
THE 2000 Entertainment Lighting Technology 3
-- Theatre Technology Practicum* 1
NWM 2000 Digital Multimedia I 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
THE 2001 Entertainment Audio Technology 3
THE 2002 Entertainment Technology Troubleshooting 3
THE 2240 Basics of Theatre Design 3
-- Theatre Technology Practicum* 1
NWM 2010 Digital Multimedia II 3
THE 2003 Entertainment Electricity and Rigging Technology 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
WLD 1000 Introduction to Welding Processes 3
THE 2282 Co-Op Education 3
-- Theatre Technology Practicum* 1
  Total credit hours 62
* Choose from Technical Practicum courses THE 1121, 1122, 2123, 2124, and 2225.

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Theresa Lauricella Program Coordinator, Theatre and Music