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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  May 19, 2022
 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Theatre and Entertainment Technology (Entertainment Technology) (221B) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

The Theatre and Entertainment Technology program develops the knowledge and skills necessary for students to embark on careers as professional stage hands, stage carpenters, stage electricians, audio technicians or technical directors. Emphasis in this specialized program is on production. Many hours are required in the operation of the theatre plant, and the construction of scenery, properties and lighting of theatrical events. Students will be actively involved in the production of numerous music, dance and theatre events in the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on South Campus.

This program comprises basic theatre technology, general education and advanced specialized technical courses. Hands-on learning takes place in both a classroom setting and in live production situations to provide students with the principals and practices required for employment in the rapidly expanding and “high-tech” entertainment industry.

Upon completion of this program, students may apply to take the examination for membership into the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the professional union representing backstage personnel.

A technical certificate, Stage Technology (6210) (T.C.) , is included as an option within this degree program. Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn the technical certificate while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue the certificate to develop or upgrade their skills. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Mission/Purpose

The mission for the Associate in Science in Theatre and Entertainment Technology is to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for students to embark on careers in the entertainment industry as professional stage hands, stage carpenters, stage electricians, audio technicians or technical directors. This program is based on a core curriculum of general education courses, basic theatre technology courses, and advanced specialized technical courses. Hands-on learning takes place in both a classroom setting and in live production situations to provide students with the principles and practices required for employment in this rapidly expanding and “high-tech” industry. 

Internships

We are the official apprentice program for the local IATSE. You may intern on professional productions during your second year in venues such as the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Metropolitan Park, the Times-Union Performing Arts Center and the Florida Theatre.

Career Opportunities

Some technicians are permanently employed by repertory companies, cruise ships and churches. However, most freelance for touring companies, concerts, conventions, circuses, trade shows and major events such as the PGA Tour and the Super Bowl. Every day is different.

Need More Information? Contact:

Johnny Pettegrew, South Campus, (904) 646-2421 or jpettegr@fscj.edu

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Curriculum


General Education

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Courses

Credit Hours: 37

Professional Electives

Minimum Credit Hours: 12

Select at least two courses from the same group.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Total Credit Hours: 64

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses. (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses. (All college cumulative.)
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a C or better in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements and any other area designated with a C or better requirement.
  7. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.

 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 academic year.  The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.

Articulation


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor’s degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

University Transfer


This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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