The entertainment industry has grown tremendously in the last twenty years. The increasing prominence of the theme park, the arena concert, the marriage of mall development and amusement, the use of immersive technologies in advertising and marketing, and the expansion of cable and independent television has created an entirely new job market for technicians, managers and designers. City Tech's entertainment technology program, the only one of its kind in the Northeast, and one of the few in the world, is designed to address these changes and provide students with the specialized technical coursework that is required to work in a variety of professional environments.
The program seeks to provide well-trained graduates for careers as scenery, lighting, sound, video, and show control technicians, technical managers, equipment marketing representatives and personnel for distributors and rental houses in the entertainment industry. The program offers additional career options for technicians in the allied fields of film and television production, architectural lighting, display design and construction, trade show exhibitions, club, casino and theme park operations, and all related performing arts production. The curriculum recognizes the need for specialized technical coursework as part of the necessary education for modern stage technicians and managers. The program allows applied science to enhance applied art, giving students a solid foundation of technical principles on which to build their careers.