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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 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.

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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
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
THE 1111 Stagecraft I 3
THE 1121 Theatre Technology Practicum I 1
THE 1130 Theatre Appreciation 3
CAD 1101 Computer-Aided Design I 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics  
or MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning 3
THE 1112 Stagecraft II 3
THE 1122 Theatre Technology Practicum II 1
THE 1133 Script Analysis 3
THE 2000 Entertainment Lighting Technology 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
NWM 2000 Digital Multimedia I 3
THE 2001 Entertainment Audio Technology 3
THE 2002 Entertainment Technology Troubleshooting 3
THE 2123 Theatre Technology Practicum III 1
THE 2240 Basics of Theatre Design 3
NWM 2010 Digital Multimedia II 3
THE 2003 Entertainment Electricity and Rigging Technology 3
THE 2124 Theatre Technology Practicum IV 1
THE 2235 Stage Management 3
THE 2282 Co-Op Education 3
WLD 1000 Introduction to Welding Processes 3
  Total credit hours 62

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Theresa Lauricella Program Coordinator, Theatre and Music