Our Show Production curriculum provides you with practical and technical skills to prepare for a career in the live-event field of your choice—whether it is the concert and touring market, corporate productions, conventions, audio/visual installations, or other disciplines. You will become immersed in the world of contemporary audio, lighting, video, and concert media design while learning the theories and principles behind these components and getting an extensive and immersive experience with a wide assortment of gear used by professionals in the industry. Once you are comfortable with production concepts in a classroom setting, you will be able to put your skills to the test in real-world scenarios by collaborating with a live band to design, produce, and manage a full-scale show. You will be able to maintain order when both technical and creative issues arise and ensure that things run smoothly. In addition to show production–specific skills, you will also have courses focusing on physical science, professional writing, leadership, and how to prepare yourself for a career in live-event production.
Bachelor's Objective The goal of the Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program is to provide you with the focused knowledge and understanding of live-event production needed to qualify for entry-level industry positions in sound reinforcement, lighting, live video and multimedia, automated lighting, concert touring, and audio measurement system analysis. Additional skills you acquire in live-event production will broaden your opportunities in related media fields. In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, your education will help you develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that contribute to lifelong learning, providing you with tools to help sustain a long and productive professional career in the entertainment and media industries.
Note: Some specific courses may be offered online. Please see course descriptions for details.