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186 Jay Street
Voorhees Hall 203 (V-203)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5588

Fax: 718-260-5591

entertainmenttechnology
@citytech.cuny.edu

Entertainment Technology/BTech (STB)

The entertainment industry has grown tremendously in the last 30 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 highly competent graduates for careers as scenery, lighting, sound, video and show control technologists, technical and production managers, equipment marketing representatives and personnel for distributors and rental houses in the entertainment industry. The program offers additional career options in the allied fields of film and television production; display design and construction; trade show exhibitions; club, casino and theme-park operations and all related performing arts production. Students desiring careers as designers or content creators can also benefit from the integrated technical and production components, and the degree provides a compelling stepping stone to more advanced design work at the graduate level.

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.

Recent high school graduates and people with some background in the industry are equally suited to enter the program. Designed as a four-year baccalaureate degree, the program admits entry-level students in the freshman year who meet the general College criteria for baccalaureate admissions. In general, this means that the student must meet CUNY proficiency requirements in reading, writing and mathematics.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, student fees and material fees will range from $1,900 to $2,700 for textbooks and tools over the four years of the program. A recent model laptop computer suitable for CAD software is highly recommended.

Entertainment Technology alumni can be found in the professional live performance venues, in design, installation and manufacturing shops, in television and video/film concert venues, as well as working with many entertainment-related companies in their respective communities. Student technicians receive valuable training by participating in the lighting, sound, video, show control, production, publicity and scenery crews for performances each year. For further information, call 718.260.5588 at the Entertainment Technology office in Voorhees Hall.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE

CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE (4 COURSES, 12 CREDITS)


English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

Any Approved Course3

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 3 credits)

Any Approved Course (Physics recommended)3

II - FLEXIBLE CORE

Select one course from each of the following areas, plus one additional course from any of the five areas


World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World

Any Approved Course

III - COLLEGE OPTION REQUIREMENTS (4 COURSES, 12 CREDITS)

One course in Speech/Oral Communication

COM 1330 Public Speaking or higher 3

One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences course

Any Approved Course

Additional liberal arts credits to reach a total of 42 credits in general education (any two approved courses, one must be advanced).

Liberal Arts Elective3
Liberal Arts Advanced Elective3

Writing Intensive Requirement

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.


PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 78 CREDITS
ENT 1100 Introduction to Entertainment Technology3
ENT 1102 Health and Safety in Production1
ENT 1103 Basic Electricity for Live Entertainment1
ENT 1110 Scenery Construction3
ENT 1203 Basic Electricity for Live Entertainment Lab 1
ENT 1250 Lighting Technology3
ENT 1270 Sound Technology3
ENT 2120 Technical Production Skills1
ENT 2200 Theatrical Drafting3
ENT 2280 Entertainment Control Systems3
ENT 3320 Technical Production (must be taken 4 times) 8
ENT 4430 Project Management 3
ENT 4499 Culmination Project 2
ENT 4900 Internship (135 Field Hours) 3
Subtotal 38

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES

IND 1112 Engineering Drawing I 2
CST 1101 Problem Solving with Computer Programming 3
THE 2280 History of the Theatre: Stages and Technology 3
Subtotal 8

DESIGN CORE2

Select two of the following courses for 6 credits:

ENT 4390 Advanced Video Editing3
ENT 4410 Technical Direction3
ENT 4450 Lighting Design3
ENT 4470 Sound Design3
ENT 4480 Show Systems Integration3
Subtotal 6

ELECTIVE COURSES

Select 26 credits including at least 19 credits in courses from the Entertainment Technology Department
(any ENT or MTEC courses not required in the plan of study)

For the remaining credits, also allow selection from the following:

Advertising Design Courses

COMD 1162 Raster and Vector Graphics3
COMD 23201 Introduction to Film and Video Production Design 13
COMD 2330 Digital Photography I2
COMD 3521 Motion Graphics I3
COMD 3523 Storyboard Concepts3
COMD 3540 Two-Dimensional Animation3
COMD 3620 Broadcast Design I3
COMD 3621 Motion Graphics II3
COMD 3627 Time-Based Typography3
COMD 3630 Broadcast Design II3
COMD 3640 3-Dimensional Animation and Modeling3
COMD 4764 Design for Mobile Devices3
COMD 4860 Streaming Media for the Web3

African American Studies

AFR 1321 Black Theatre3

Business

BUS 1122 Business Law3
BUS 2339 Financial Management3
MKT 1100 Essentials of Marketing3
MKT 1102 Principles of Selling3
MKT 2327 Entrepreneurship3

Computer Engineering Technology

EMT 1150 Electrical Circuits5
EMT 1250 Fundamentals of Digital Systems4
EMT 1255 Electronics4

Computer Systems Technology

CST 1201 Programming Fundamentals3
CST 1204 Database Systems Fundamentals3
CST 2301 Multimedia and Mobile Device Programming3
CST 2403 Introductory C++ Programming Language Part I3
CST 3503 C++ Programming Part II3
CST 3513 Object Oriented Programming in Java3

English

ENG 1773 Weird Science: Interpreting and Redefining Humanity3
ENG 2400 Films from Literature3

Humanities Art

Any ARTH course

Humanities Music

Any MUS course

Humanities Performance

PERF 1130 Music Workshop Piano I2
PERF 1132 Music Workshop Guitar2

Humanities Theatre

THE 2380 Play Analysis: Texts and Contexts3

Industrial Design

IND 2313 Industrial Design I2
MECH 1101 Manufacturing Process Laboratory1
MECH 1201 Computer-Aided Manufacturing Systems3
MECH 1222 Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics2
MECH 1233 Statics and Strength of Materials3
MECH 1240 Computer Applications in Mechanical Engineering Technology2
MECH 2335 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines3

Library

LIB 1201 Research and Documentation in the Digital Age3

Mathematics

MAT 2440 Discrete Structures and Algorithms3
MAT 1475 Calculus I or next Math course in the sequence4
Subtotal min. 26
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 78
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 42
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 120

1 Cannot take COMD 2320 if have already taken ENT 1190.

2 Prerequisites for these classes will count as elective credits