Theatre and entertainment technology students performing on stage.

Theatre and Entertainment Technology

Theatre and entertainment technology allows you to master the art of the backstage—perfecting scenery, lighting, costumes, makeup, sound, and management. You’ll study art and design along with engineering technology or business to develop the skills needed to blend solid technical expertise with innovation, artistry, and creativity.

Customize your degree with:

Minors available in

  • Art
  • Music (concentrations are available in general music, music technology, and jazz idiom)
  • Music Composition
  • Music Performance
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre Arts

Take courses like:

  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Costume Design
  • Stage Makeup
  • Stage Mechanics and Rigging
  • Recording

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Developing a professional portfolio starting your first semester
  • Working one-on-one with your advisor each semester to talk about your progress and class schedule and to connect you with production experiences at Michigan Tech
  • Attending professional conferences where you’ll meet with industry professionals and present your work
  • Focusing your education not only on traditional theatre, but also on event staging, museum displays, and themed retail and entertainment venues.
  • Researching and designing costume, lighting, or scenic design for mainstage productions

Get a job like:

  • Road crew for theatrical touring companies
  • Production crew
  • Assistant designer

Work for companies like:

  • Cirque de Soleil
  • Electronic Theatre Controls
  • Independent theaters
  • Production companies

Learn more about theatre and entertainment technology at Michigan Tech!