Visual and Performing Arts degrees at Michigan Tech put you in charge of the audience experience, from classical theatrical productions to unique entertainment opportunities in unusual places. Are you ready to run the show?
Be a part of the Visual and Performing Arts department at Michigan Tech. The areas of study within the Visual and Performing Arts department— audio production and technology, sound design, and theatre and entertainment technology—help you develop creativity, self-motivation, and concrete goals—artistic, practical, and analytical attributes that, combined with academic performance, add up to success.
You’ll work side-by-side with faculty, staff, and visiting touring artists as you explore areas of interest and hone your craft. Complete your technical arts training in state-of-the-art facilities with unlimited studio access and a computer lab equipped with the latest entertainment-dedicated software.
You’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to track progress and stay on course. Our faculty have “been there and done that,” so they’re in a great position to offer you career-development guidance, from student internships to post-graduation employment in the industry. They introduce you to networks and help you to present your work at professional industry events.
A degree in audio production and technology from Michigan Technological University is valued by the industry; like many of our graduates, you'll walk into high-level jobs as a project engineer, AV integrator, acoustic consultant, and more after graduation. Learn the tools, techniques, equipment, and theories of sound production during numerous opportunities to work with faculty, in intentionally small classes, and with 24/7 access to studios and equipment.
Focus on sound effects in storytelling: film, TV, theater, video games, theme parks, virtual/augmented reality, and the venues of tomorrow. Hiring companies see your degree in sound design from Michigan Technological University as a valued credential. Many of our students walk into high-level jobs after graduation. That’s because we cover the full spectrum of sound, from recording, mixing, and mastering to narrative analysis. The program is built on strong technical arts components. You'll hone skills in surround-sound production rooms for cinema, theatre, and gaming. Unlike many programs elsewhere, Michigan Tech students have complete access to studios and equipment.
Craft, draft, build, manage, or technically direct the backstage technology that the entertainment industry demands for all types of live entertainment productions. A degree in theatre and entertainment technology from Michigan Tech provides a strong knowledge base. Combine practical creativity and design with craft, innovation, technology, and entrepreneurial training. Integrate another field of study into your program mix—like engineering, computing, or business—to adapt your education to your specific talents and interests.