Entertainment Technology

Entertainment Technology - BA-MDST Major

Spring AwakeningToday's media world of live concerts, television, film, web-casting and theatre incorporates vast amounts of complex technology combined with the artistic demands, discipline and dedication of armies of employees. Now and in the foreseeable future, those students who are equipped with the balance of technology and the performing arts and all the related problem-solving skills will be in high demand.  

By choosing the Entertainment Technology Program you will:

  • Become competent with advanced lighting and sound equipment in a newly renovated shop
  • Gain experience with a wide range of technical production for a variety of musical and dramatic events
  • Work with accomplished professionals in a variety of venues
  • Compile a career-ready resume/portfolio
  • Prepare for a career you’re passionate about in lighting design, videography, scenic design, stage management, technical direction, sound design and more

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Download 4-Year Degree Plan

Core Program 1 (18 credits)

Foundations of Theatre

  • THEA 120: Stagecraft 
  • THEA 220: Lighting and Sound 
  • THEA 312: Principles of Stage Design 
  • THEA 412: Stage Management  OR THEA 350: Theatre Management 
  • COMM 121: Introduction to Audio Video 3cr
  • COMM 321 Television Production I OR COMM 320 Radio Production*

*may substitute COMM 422: Advanced Audio and Sound

Core Program 2 (18 credits)

Foundations of Technology

  • ITEC 130: Production Materials & Processes
  • ITEC 241 Drafting Communications
  • ITEC 261 Electronic Systems
  • ITEC 262 Semiconductor Electronics
  • ITEC 325 Power Conversion & Control
  • ITEC 466 Wireless Communication Systems 

Capstone Experience (3 credits)

Select From:

  • ITEC 498: Independent Study in Applied Engineering & Technology
  • THEA 498 Independent Study in Theatre
  • ITEC 300: Co-op/Internship in Applied Engineering & Technology 
  • THEA 300 Co-op/Internship in Theatre

General Education (45 credits)

Millersville University's General Education curriculum is designed to cultivate the intellect by educating students to reason logically, to think critically, to express themselves clearly, and to foster an understanding of the human condition. The General Education requirements are detailed here

Electives (36 credits)

All baccalaureate majors require students to complete a minimum of 120 credits.  Completing Core 1, Core 2, the Capstone Experience, and all General Education requirements typically requires 84 credits.  Students therefore need to take an additional 36 elective credits to reach the requirement of 120. Students work with advisors to select additional courses, minors, or second majors as part of this elective block.  For students in the MDST in Entertainment Technology Studies, it is suggested to take 3 or more courses from the following list:

Select From:

  • ART 245 Creativity, Innovation, and Human Centered Design Thinking
  • MUSI 103 The Language of Music I 
  • PHYS 101 Survey of Physics
  • PHYS 205 Musical Acoustic
  • ENTR 201 Art of Entrepreneurship 3cr
  • OSEH 120 Fundamentals of Safety and Health

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