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Admission Requirement to the Career Ladder Certificate Program:


CUNY proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics



Requirements for Matriculates:


The following may be required, based upon placement examinations in reading, writing and mathematics:
» ENG 092W (if required)
» ENG 092R (if required)
» MAT 0605 (if required)

Career Ladder Certificate Programs

City Tech's Entertainment Technology program offers certificates - in interactive meda technologies, sound systems technology, lighting systems technology, scenic construction, show control, and video production. These certificates are designed for working professionals who want to update their skills and recent BFA/BA graduates who want to expand their technical skills or gain experience with state-of-the-art equipment. Primary and secondary education teachers needing professional development courses can also benefit. Each certificate represents about three semesters of study, although it may take more or less time to complete, depending on course scheduling and the student's work schedule. The basics of each discipline are covered in the first courses; the studies then progress to advanced coursework in a highly sophisticated lab with individual student use of all equipment and software for each area. Each certificate has its own laboratory with state-of-the-art facilities.

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Interactive Media Technologies provides students in design, computer systems, entertainment, and related areas with the opportunity to study the processes, principles, and practices used by interdisciplinary design teams in contemporary media development. The collaborative, project-based learning environment cultivates enthusiasm for the discipline and promotes learning independence which will help students stay relevant in the face of the rapid technological change

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Sound Systems Technology covers basic and advanced sound reinforcement, playback systems, rigging and performance audio.

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Lighting Systems Technology covers lighting practices, rigging, including moving lights, console programming and technical lighting system design and planning.

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Scenic Construction covers scenic construction techniques from beginning to advanced, with basic drafting and welding techniques.

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Show Control, an advanced certificate for those who have experience in one or more entertainment disciplines (lighting or sound, etc) covers networking and synchronization of entertainment control systems for applications including system contracting, live shows, theme parks, cruise ships, corporate and special events, and themed retail projects.

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The Video Production Certificate program will initiate and/or advance video production careers in film, television, web video, networked distributed video and video for ubiquitous devices. The certificate will provide an educational environment in which students can learn the basics of all aspects of video pre-production, production and post-production techniques.

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