Theatre and Entertainment Technology
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.
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.