2021-22 Catalog

Live Entertainment Design and Production

Live Entertainment Design and Production with Specializations in:

  • Audio Visual Event Production
  • Live Show Production
  • Production Design
  • Articulated A.S. to B.S. to UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Entertainment Management Specialization

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 https://valenciacollege.edu/academics/programs/as-degree/credit-industry-certification-agreements.php. 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 career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

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 +*~23
Intermediate Courses
SPC 1017INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ~33
or SPC 1608 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
TPA 2343CCOMPUTER ASSISTED DRAFTING FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY3
TPA 2260CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO PRODUCTION3
TPA 2220CINTRODUCTION TO STAGE LIGHTING4
TPA 2000CCREATIVE DESIGN FOR THEATER *3
Specialization (See below)29
Total Credit Hours64

Live Show Production Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate workforce skills for live entertainment production workplaces.
  • Plan live entertainment production technical elements.
  • Operate equipment associated with entertainment technical production.
  • Implement the technical elements of live entertainment productions.
  • Solve technical production problems.
MUM 1662CLIVE SOUND TECHNIQUES *3
TPA 2252CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY3
TPA 2015CFOUNDATIONS OF TECHNICAL DESIGN *3
TPA 2221C *4
TPA 2290CTECHNICAL 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 2292CADVANCED TECHNICAL PRODUCTION *3
TPA 2942INTERNSHIP IN THEATRE *1
or CGS 2650 SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR JOB SEARCH
Live Show Production Electives6
Total Credit Hours29
Live Show Production Specialization Electives
Select two of the following:6
TPA 1232CCOSTUME TECHNIQUES AND WARDROBE PRACTICES3
TPA 1248CMAKEUP FOR THE STAGE3
TPA 2600STAGE AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT *3
TPA 2030CLIGHTING DESIGN FOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT *3
TPA 2222CADVANCED STAGE LIGHTING *3
DIG 2291CADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY *3
DIG 2282CVISUAL MEDIA ESSENTIALS3
TPA 2358CENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS CONTROL *3
TPA 2063CPRINCIPLES OF SCENERY DESIGN *3

Production Design Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate workforce skills for live entertainment production workplaces
  • Create Designs for entertainment productions.
  • Plan live entertainment production technical elements.
  • Implement design elements of technical production.
  • Solve technical production problems
TPA 2030CLIGHTING DESIGN FOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT *3
TPA 2063CPRINCIPLES OF SCENERY DESIGN *3
TPP 2300DIRECTING I3
or TPA 2600 STAGE AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
THE 2304SCRIPT ANALYSIS3
TPA 2221C *4
TPA 2290CTECHNICAL THEATER PRODUCTION *3
TPA 2292CADVANCED TECHNICAL PRODUCTION *3
TPA 2190CTHEATER DESIGN PRACTICUM *3
TPA 2942INTERNSHIP IN THEATRE *1
or CGS 2650 SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR JOB SEARCH
Production Design Specialization Elective3
Total Credit Hours29
Production Design Specialization Electives
Select one of the following:3
TPA 1232CCOSTUME TECHNIQUES AND WARDROBE PRACTICES3
TPA 1248CMAKEUP FOR THE STAGE3
TPA 2222CADVANCED STAGE LIGHTING *3
TPA 2600STAGE AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT *3

Audio Visual Event Production Specialization

Program Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate workforce skills for live entertainment production workplaces
  • Operate equipment associated with live entertainment production.
  • Plan the audiovisual elements for live entertainment productions.
  • Implement audiovisual elements of live production.
  • Solve technical production problems
Intermediate Courses
SPC 1017INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ~3
or SPC 1608 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
TPA 2252CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY3
TPA 2343CCOMPUTER ASSISTED DRAFTING FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY3
TPA 2260CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO PRODUCTION3
TPA 2220CINTRODUCTION TO STAGE LIGHTING4
Total Credit Hours16
Advanced Courses
TPA 2290CTECHNICAL THEATER PRODUCTION *13
TPA 2358CENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS CONTROL *3
TPA 2257CAUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTION *3
TPA 2015CFOUNDATIONS OF TECHNICAL DESIGN *3
DIG 2282CVISUAL MEDIA ESSENTIALS3
DIG 2291CADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY *3
HFT 1000INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY3
TPA 2221C *4
TPA 2942INTERNSHIP IN THEATRE *1
or CGS 2650 SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR JOB SEARCH
AV specialization elective3
Total Credit Hours29
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
TPA 2600STAGE AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT *3

Articulated AS to BS transfer to UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Entertainment Management program Specialization

Program outcomes

  • Demonstrate workforce skills for live entertainment production workplaces.
  • Plan live entertainment production technical elements.
  • Operate equipment associated with entertainment technical production.
  • Implement the technical elements of live entertainment productions.
Advanced Courses
TPA 2600STAGE AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT *3
TPA 2015CFOUNDATIONS OF TECHNICAL DESIGN *3
TPA 2290CTECHNICAL THEATER PRODUCTION *13
TPA 2942INTERNSHIP IN THEATRE *2
HFT 2750THE EVENT INDUSTRY3
ENC 1102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION II +~*3
MUL 1010MUSIC APPRECIATION +~3
STA 2023STATISTICAL METHODS +~*3
or CGS 2100C COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS
ECO 2023PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-MICRO ^3
or ECO 2013 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-MACRO
ACG 2021CPRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3
Total Credit Hours29

Notes:

Specialized program courses are offered on the East Campus.  Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.  Expand your career opportunities with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Organizational Leadership (BASBOL) from Valencia.  This degree builds on your skills, and prepares you for a supervisory or management role within your respective field. For more information, go to:  Bachelor's Degree in Business & Organizational Leadership.  Students who wish to continue their education should consult with a Career Program Advisor to determine the best education plan for their career goals.

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

  • Demonstrate workforce skills for live entertainment production workplaces.
  • Operate equipment associated with live entertainment production.
  • Implement the technical elements of live entertainment productions.
TPA 1200CBASIC STAGECRAFT4
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
TPA 2220CINTRODUCTION TO STAGE LIGHTING4
TPA 2260CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO PRODUCTION3
TPA 2290CTECHNICAL THEATER PRODUCTION *3
or TPA 2252C INTRODUCTION TO AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
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.