Some say making a career in theatre is impossible—but we know you can do it; you just have to be smart. Michigan Tech’s theatre and entertainment technology program integrates engineering technology with a strong foundation in the arts (a crazy-smart combination in our opinion). Upon graduation, you’ll be qualified for entry-level backstage positions in the entertainment industry. Before you know it, you’ll be working with theatrical productions, multi-media concerts, theme parks, elaborate corporate events, and half-time extravaganzas at sporting events.
What You Need to Know About This Program
- You’ll do research in costume, lighting, or scenic design for mainstage productions.
- You will assist faculty members in workshop preparations with the potential for student work on faculty grants.
- You’ll have an educational focus not only on traditional theatre but also on other entertainment career fields such as corporate events, theme parks, theme retail, and museums.
- Your computer lab is equipped with entertainment-dedicated programs.
- You will develop your skills at state-of-the-art performance venues such as the beautiful Rozsa Center and traditional McArdle Theatre.
You’ll graduate with significant production experience, which can lead to careers at companies like Disney, Cirque de Soleil, or Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC). Start your career as an assistant designer, as a member of a road crew for theatrical touring companies, on Las Vegas-style shows, as a member of theme park/cruise ship production crews, or as a theatre in-house crew member.