Program Code: 3550
Santa Fe College offers an Associate in Science Theatre and Entertainment Technology Degree that prepares students to work as front- and back-of-house technicians in a theatre and/or event and entertainment industry environment. The program is comprised of basic theatre technology, general education and advanced technical courses. Hands-on learning takes place in both the classroom setting and in live production situations to provide students with the principles and practices required for employment in the rapidly expanding and “high tech” entertainment industry.
Upon completion of the program students may work as journeyman stagehands or as specialists in the areas of stage carpentry, electronics, audio, properties, rigging, projectionist, event managers, box office specialists or technical directors. There are positions available for stage technicians in the touring business of theatre, opera, dance or the music industry. Theme parks, cruise ships, convention centers, trade show companies, casinos, the film industry, and other fields with live presentations employ stage technicians. Theatre management of the box office and usher needs are also notable employment options.
A standard high school diploma/GED is required before admission to the Theatre and Entertainment Technology Program.