Dr. David B. Smith


Office:
» Voorhees Hall 205 (V-205)


Phone:
» 718.260.5588


Fax:
» 718.260.5591


E-mail:
» dsmith@citytech.cuny.edu


A Message from the Chair

I would like to thank you for your interest in the Entertainment Technology Department at the New York City College of Technology (City Tech).

Entertainment is a multi-billion dollar industry that directly impacts people in our country and abroad. The industry provides many exciting career opportunities for those whose interests lie in the practical application of technology to solve the many challenges of creating and producing state of the art entertainment. Our programs are uniquely positioned to provide students with an education that culminates in a Bachelor of Technology degree in Entertainment Technology or Emerging Media Technologies.

Unlike traditional liberal arts theatre programs, the Entertainment Technology degree focuses on the technical skills required across the entire live entertainment industry. Our students study scenery, lighting, sound, music technology, show control, video production, display technology, and interactive environments through work in our new state-of-the labs, experience with internships, and with professionals in many fields. We also offer training for members of IATSE Locals #1 and #4.

Our new Emerging Media Technologies degree covers introduces students to those media-based technologies that have been proven in the laboratory but not yet integrated into the industry. Current examples include virtual environments, computer-machine interaction, augmented reality, and intelligent objects. This fast moving world requires flexibility and adaptability, as today's state of the art technology is rapidly replaced on a regular basis.

All of our faculty work professionally, as well as being experienced teachers. Add to that, the advantage of our State of the Art laboratories and unique location: metropolitan New York City. Where better can one study and participate in the entertainment industry?

Please feel free to contact us for further information about our programs and opportunities. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Professor David Smith, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Entertainment Technology

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