Students interested in working as entertainment technicians will develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to design, maintain, and operate lighting, sound, and projection systems. Coursework prepares students to work in venues such as concerts, theaters, sports arenas, trade shows, churches and convention centers.
Live Event Technology Concentration (18 credits)
• TH 102 Intro to Technical Theatre (3)
• TH 151 Fundamentals of Lighting (3)
• AT 453 Audio Systems Design and Integration (3)
• AT 330 Live Sound (3)
Choose 6 credits from the following:
- • TH 358 Special Topics in Stage Lighting (3)
• AT 341 Live Event Networking and Control Systems (3)
• AT 364 Topics in Live Event Technology (3)
• TH 355 Designing Disney (3)
• AT 357 Technical Ensemble (1-3)
Or Elective As Approved By Chair
*Electives available in audio production, visual effects, videography, animation, design, and arts administration. Depending on your desired type of live event this concentration pairs nicely with a music or theatre minor, arts administration major or sport and recreation management minor.
Light & Design Lab in the Millikin University Center for Theatre and Dance
Live Event Technology Concentration (Credits)
Potential Careers for an Arts Technology Major With A Live Event Technology Concentration
- Concert/Exhibition Lighting Designer
- Sound reinforcement for performance venues
- Sound Director
- Event Planning/Project Manager
- Corporate Media Specialist
- Digital and Social Media Marketer
- Production Site Operations
- Church/Non Profit Media Director
- Theatrical projection designer
- Multimedia Artist
- Live Event Producer
- Entertainment Stage Technician
- Audio Visual Technician
In addition to taking courses in one of the five concentrations, students will learn the foundations of all Arts Technology areas and take courses in business and art entrepreneurship.
Broadway, Rock Concerts, Tradeshows, Cruise Ships, Sports Venues. Your “office” is where entertainment happens. The Live Event Technology concentration provides performance learning opportunities for students to be able to creatively use light, sound, and other technology at live events at the brand new Center for Theatre & Dance, Kirkland Fine Arts Center , Pipe Dreams Theatre , and Millitrax Studios.