Live Entertainment Production Major

Stand out from behind the scenes!

The live entertainment industry is widespread and ever changing; however, one common feature includes entertaining live audiences. The Live Entertainment Production major will provide students comprehensive training to prepare them for their careers in the live entertainment industry. In-depth knowledge and technical skills, combined with essential communication and critical thinking skills will ensure graduates success in this exciting industry. We teach you the industry standard technical skills…you choose where it takes you:

  • Corporate events, including: conferences, conventions and more
  • Special events,  including: opening ceremonies, galas and banquets, weddings, grand openings and more
  • Cruise ship industry
  • Theme parks
  • Event centers
  • Hotel and tourism industry
  • Festivals,  including: music, art, film, and more
  • Touring productions,  including: concerts, theatre and more
  • Conventions, trade shows and expos, including: comics, health and wellness, automotive and more
  • Live theatre
  • Experiential events, including: competitions, marathons and more
  • Sporting and athletic events
  • Other live shows, including: comedy, circus, magic, parades, fashion and more

Possible career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Event Management
  • Prop Builder
  • Costume Designers
  • Wardrobe Supervisors
  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Technician
  • Set Designer/ Carpenters/ Painter
  • Technical Director
  • Special Effects
  • Producer
  • Casting Director
  • Stage Managers
  • Follow Spot Operators
  • Production Managers/ Assistants
  • Administrators
  • Talent Coordinator

Program at a glance

Year ONE

  • Creative Core *
  • Storytelling 1 *
  • Communications for Creative Arts *
  • Choose one of: Art 231 (2D Visual Fundamentals) or Art 241 (Drawing 1) *
  • Choose two: School of Creative Arts (SCA) Electives *
  • Choose two: SCA Electives *
  • Production Fundamentals 1 and 2
  • Film Production 1
  • Production Safety

Year TWO

  • Directing 1 *
  • Storytelling 2 *
  • Business for Stage and Screen *
  • Projects 1 *
  • Wardrobe Aesthetics
  • Drafting for the Entertainment Industry
  • Entertainment Management 1
  • Stagecraft 1
  • Sound for Live Entertainment 1
  • Lighting and Projections 1
  • Choose one: Breadth Elective (Non-School of Creative Arts)

Year THREE

  • Workshops 1 and 2 *
  • Stage Projects 1 and 2
  • Choose two:
    • Entertainment Management 2
    • Building and Scenic Painting
    • CAD and 3D Modeling
    • Design for the Entertainment Industry
  • Lighting and Projections 2
  • Event Production 1 and 2
  • Choose two: Production (PROD) Elective
  • Choose one: Breadth Elective (Non-School of Creative Arts)

Year FOUR

  • Applied Practicum *

* denotes a class that is common for students in all majors in the Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment program

 

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