Credit Courses

(ETT) Entertainment Technology

  See also:
  • CMN 253 - Digital Audio Production II
  • CMN 254 - Live Sound Reinforcement
  • CMN 255 - Sound Design for the Entertainment Industry
  • THR 150 - Scenic Techniques for the Entertainment Industry
  • THR 152 - Lighting Technology
  • THR 252 - Lighting Design
  • ETT 102 - Introduction to the Entertainment Industry (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: eligibility for placement in ENG 101
    An introduction to terminology, working methods, processes, equipment, and facilities for various entertainment industry venues with a particular emphasis on theatre and music technology and production. Laboratory work includes an introduction to various lighting programs and digital audio production software. Related current events and career opportunities are discussed. Attendance at several applicable events is required. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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    ETT 200 - Technical Production (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: ETT 102, THR 102, and prior advisor approval
    Supervised laboratory in the technical areas of production including planning, construction, and running of productions. Emphasizes careful pre-planning and appropriate safety procedures along with follow-up critiques and evaluation of the work done. Graded on pass-fail basis. 90 hours minimum
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    ETT 205 - Arts and Entertainment Management (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ETT 102 with a minimum C grade
    An introduction to common issues and best practices in the management of arts and entertainment organizations. Students gain a basic understanding of business requirements and challenges in producing entertainment. Topics include common management structures in not-for-profit and for-profit arts and entertainment organizations, marketing, public relations, fundraising, budgeting, and human resources. Legal concerns addressed include contracts, copyright, licensing, and royalties. 3 lecture hours
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    ETT 290 - Entertainment Technology Internship (2 credits)
    Prerequisites: ETT 200 and prior advisor approval
    Work experience at a professional scenery fabrication shop, rental/supply house, off-Broadway theater, or any entertainment-related organization. Serves to bridge the student's academic and commercial careers by cultivating professional work experience and industry contacts. Each student, supervised by faculty and a manager at the internship site, creates a portfolio and keeps a log/journal to be shared in group seminars. Graded on pass-fail basis. 1 class hour every other week, 135 internship hours
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