Entertainment Design and Technology

Entertainment Design and Technology with Specializations in:

  • Audio Visual Event Production
  • Live Show Production
  • Production Design

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1650050202)

This program is designed to produce skilled designers and technicians for live entertainment and theatrical events. Students will specialize in Production Design or Live Show Production. The curriculum will prepare students to function independently or as part of a production team in the preparation and production of live shows for concerts, theatre, theme parks, and corporate presentations.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a Career Program Advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit toward this Degree

Graduates of specific programs at Orange Technical College and Osceola Technical College, as well as other institutions may be eligible to receive college credit for courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned one of the approved Gold Standard industry certifications or Career Pathways credit. To learn more about Valencia’s award of credit options, visit valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/credit_octc.cfm. Eligible students should contact the Career Program Advisor in their academic department for more information about the requirements for the award of credit.

Technical Certificates

The Entertainment Design and Technology A.S. degree also offers the following college credit certificate programs.  These certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for entry-level employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the courses in the certificate programs are embedded in the A.S. degree. Click on the Certificate tab at the top of the page for more information about the course requirements.

  • Entertainment-Stage Technology (17 credits)

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Lighting Technician
  • Audio/Visual Technician
  • Technical Director
  • Set Design Assistant
  • Stage Manager
  • Sound Technician
  • Sound Effects Specialist
  • Scene Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Scenic Technician

Salary & Earnings Information

For salary and wage information, visit:  www.floridawages.com.

Contacts

Future Students

Contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or call 407-582-1507.

Current Students

Kristin Abel, Program Chair, East Campus: 407-582-2403
kabel@valenciacollege.edu

Niurka Rivera, Career Program Advisor, East Campus: 407-582-2179
nrivera4@valenciacollege.edu

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship

Program Requirements

Foundation Courses
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
THE 1000INTRODUCTION TO THEATER ~3
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
TPA 1200CBASIC STAGECRAFT4
PSY 2012General Psychology ~3
Science or MathematicsSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement +*~3
Intermediate Courses
SPC 1017Interpersonal Communication ~3
or SPC 1608 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
TPA 2343CComputer Asst Draft Entertain3
TPA 2260CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO PRODUCTION3
TPA 2220CIntroduction To Stage Lighting4
TPA 2000CCREATIVE DESIGN FOR THEATER *3
TPA 2221CINTERMEDIATE STAGE LIGHTING *4
Specialization (See below)25
Total Credit Hours64

Live Show Production Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Operate equipment for a live entertainment production.
  • Plan the technical elements of a live entertainment production.
  • Implement the technical elements of a live entertainment production.
  • Generate new approaches to solve unique production problems.
  • Demonstrate workplace skills.
  • Interpret designs for entertainment productions.
TPA 2010CFoundations of Tech Design *3
MUM 1662CLIVE SOUND TECHNIQUES *3
TPA 2252CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY3
TPA 2290CTech Theater Production *6
or TPA 2257C Audio Visual Production
Students must take TPA 2290C (3 cr.) once , and then students may repeat TPA 2290C (3 cr) or students may take TPA 2257C (3 cr).
TPA 2292CAdv Technical Production *3
TPA 2942Internship in Theatre *1
or CGS 2650 Social Networking Job Search
Live Show Production Electives6
Total Credit Hours25
Live Show Production Specialization Electives
Select two of the following:6
TPA 1232CCostume Tech & Ward Pract3
TPA 1248CMakeup For The Stage3
TPA 2600Stage and Production Mgmt *3
TPA 2030CLIGHTING DESIGN FOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT *3
TPA 2222CAdvanced Stage Lighting *3
DIG 2291CADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY *3
DIG 2282CVISUAL MEDIA ESSENTIALS3
TPA 2358CNETWORKING FOR SHOW CONTROL *3

Production Design Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Specify equipment for a live entertainment production.
  • Plan the technical elements of a live entertainment production.
  • Implement the technical elements of a live entertainment production.
  • Generate new approaches to solve unique production problems.
  • Demonstrate workplace skills.
  • Create Designs for live entertainment productions.
TPA 2030CLIGHTING DESIGN FOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT *3
TPA 2063CPRINCIPLES OF SCENERY DESIGN *3
TPP 2300Directing I3
or TPA 2600 Stage and Production Mgmt
THE 2304Script Analysis3
TPA 2290CTech Theater Production *3
TPA 2292CAdv Technical Production *3
TPA 2190CTHEATER DESIGN PRACTICUM *3
TPA 2942Internship in Theatre *1
or CGS 2650 Social Networking Job Search
Production Design Specialization Elective3
Total Credit Hours25
Production Design Specialization Electives
Select one of the following:3
TPA 1232CCostume Tech & Ward Pract3
TPA 1248CMakeup For The Stage3
TPA 2222CAdvanced Stage Lighting *3
TPA 2600Stage and Production Mgmt *3

Audio Visual Event Production Specialization

Program Outcomes:

  • Operate equipment for live entertainment productions.
  • Plan the audio visual elements for live entertainment productions.
  • Implement the technical elements of a live entertainment production.
  • Generate new approaches to solve unique production problems.
  • Demonstrate workplace skills.
  • Collaboration with production teams on AV events.
Intermediate Courses
SPC 1017Interpersonal Communication ~3
or SPC 1608 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
TPA 2252CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY3
TPA 2343CComputer Asst Draft Entertain3
TPA 2260CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO PRODUCTION3
TPA 2220CIntroduction To Stage Lighting4
TPA 2221CINTERMEDIATE STAGE LIGHTING *4
Total Credit Hours20
Advanced Courses
TPA 2290CTech Theater Production *13
TPA 2358CNETWORKING FOR SHOW CONTROL *3
TPA 2257CAudio Visual Production3
DIG 2282CVISUAL MEDIA ESSENTIALS3
DIG 2291CADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY *3
HFT 1000Intro Hospitality and Tourism3
TPA 2010CFoundations of Tech Design *13
TPA 2941Intern Exploration in Theatre *1
or CGS 2650 Social Networking Job Search
Total Credit Hours22
AV specialization electives
Select one of the following
TPA 2030CLIGHTING DESIGN FOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT *3
TPA 2222CAdvanced Stage Lighting *3
MUM 1662CLIVE SOUND TECHNIQUES *3

Notes:

Specialized program courses are offered on the East Campus.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

For students who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree, this Associate in Science (A.S.) degree will transfer into Valencia’s Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. Students can also explore the option of transferring into a related bachelor’s degree program that is offered at any state college in Florida. Students who wish to continue their education should consult with their Career Program Advisor to determine the best education plan for their career goals. Students wishing to transfer credits from this program to another institution must also accept responsibility for securing approval from the transfer institution. 

Entertainment - Stage Technology

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to provide students with the foundation skills required to begin working in Central Florida’s live entertainment industry. The program focuses on stagecraft, lighting, audio and production for theatre, concerts, theme parks and industrial theatre.

Program Outcomes

  • Operate equipment for a live entertainment production.
  • Implement the technical elements of a live entertainment production.
  • Demonstrate workplace skills.
TPA 1200CBASIC STAGECRAFT4
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
TPA 2220CIntroduction To Stage Lighting4
TPA 2260CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO PRODUCTION3
TPA 2290CTech Theater Production *3
Total Credit Hours17

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the East Campus.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.