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Theatre and Entertainment Technology, A.S.

 

Learn YOUR CRAFT and PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER.

Do you like to work backstage or behind-the-scenes?

Lighting, Audio, Video, Stagecraft and more

This program gives you the skills you need in the areas of technical theatrical production, digital media, and music production technology. You will be prepared to embark on a technical career in the entertainment industry using a foundation in basic theatre technology, hands-on training in the manufacturing, installation, and operation of emerging scenic, lighting, and sound production technologies and equipment, as well as a cross-disciplinary education in digital media, music production technologies, computer-aided drafting, and automated production technologies.

Upon completion of the A.S. degree in Theatre and Entertainment Technology you will be prepared to fulfill such career roles as professional stage hands, scenic carpenters, stage electricians, lighting and soundboard operators, audio-visual technicians, shop supervisors, and entry level positions in event and production management. 

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Contact the ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR

Brian Baillif
Assistant Professor
bbailiff@gulfcoast.edu
850-769-1551 ext. 4865

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Who is eligible for the Theatre and Entertainment Technology, A.S. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR degree?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to the Theatre and Entertainment Technology, A.S. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area 3

See General Education Core Requirement

Mathematics Area 3
See General Education Core Requirement
Natural Sciences 3
See General Education Core Requirement
Social Sciences Area
Government/History •@POS2041, American National Government or •@AMH2020, United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency 3
Major Courses
+*TPA1210, Stagecraft I 3
+*TPA1211, Stagecraft II 3
*TPA1340, Drafting for the Theatre I 3
TPA1220, Introduction to Stage Lighting 3
+TPA2070, Scenic Painting and Sculpting 3
TPA2212, Sound for the Stage 3
+*TPA1290L, Technical Theatre Lab I 2
+*TPA1291L, Technical Theatre Lab II 2
+TPA2221, Advanced Stage Lighting 3
+*TPA2341, Drafting for the Theatre II 3
+*TPA2072, Advanced Scenic Painting and Sculpting 3
DIG2251, Sound for Digital Media 3
TPA2930, Special Topics, Entertainment Technologies 3
THE1925, Play Production 1
Electives (Choose 11 credits)
DIG2200, Digital Video Fundamentals 3
DIG2430, Digital Story Development 3
DIG2205, Digital Post Production 3
+MUM2600, Sound Recording I 3
+MUM2601, Sound Recording II 3
+MUM2600L, Sound Recording Lab 2
+MUM2602, Sound Recording III 3
THE1925, Play Production  1
THE2071, Survey of Film 3

TOTAL DEGREE HOURS

64

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= Career Certificate course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

@ Civic Literacy.

 
 

Department Chair

Jennifer McAtee
Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
850-872-3887
jmcatee@gulfcoast.edu

 
 
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