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2011-2012 Catalog [Aug. 2011-Aug. 2012] [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) , is included as an option within this degree program.

Mission/Purpose

The mission for the Associate of 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, Rapid Placement

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

Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 64

General Education (Credit Hours: 15)


*Refer to A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements .

*Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours: 3
*Humanities Credit Hours: 3
*Mathematics Credit Hours: 3

Professional Electives (minimum Credit Hours: 12)


12 credits with at least 2 courses from the same grouping.

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the associate in science or associate in applied science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College in courses eligible toward the associate in science or applied science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA or A.A.S. Florida State College GPA).
  2. Earned an all–college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on all courses attempted, including transferred credits. (All college cumulative.)
  3. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College.
  4. Completed a minimum of 60 semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  5. Earned a grade of at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements .
  6. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which the students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which students are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective as of 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. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2011/2012) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2016, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2015/2016 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. The General Education Requirements may be taken on any Florida State College campus or center.
  4. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  5. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  6. Students enrolling in associate in applied science programs must pass all sections of the placement test before award of an A.A.S. degree, regardless of the degree program’s general education requirements.
  7. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English, who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language (ESL) entry placement test, will be required to take ESL courses with EAP prefix prior to registering for other college credit classes. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the ESL program manager.
  8. Degree–seeking students identified as non–native speakers must take an English as a second language (ESL) placement test prior to taking the College’s standard course placement test. Students who place into ESL, as determined by the test, must complete ESL courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree seeking college credit students who plan to take English or reading courses must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the ESL program manager or designee.

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 degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in 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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