Entertainment Technology
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  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
  • Senior level Physics (C) or (U) is recommended
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Graduates of the Entertainment Technology program will be contributing members of an entertainment production team. They will learn lighting, sound, rigging, video, special effects and scene construction skills allowing them to work in theatres, theme parks, audio visual companies, entertainment touring, scene shops and rental houses.

This program will appeal to students who have a strong interest in the technology associated with the entertainment industry. They need to be analytical with good math and physics skills. They must also be creative problem solvers.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW Theatrical Automation course added - Learn to move scenic elements and people with the push of a button!
  • Only entertainment technology program of its kind in Canada
  • Articulation agreement with New York City College of Technology
  • When you apply to this program you are welcome to attend any of our performances which take place in December and April. Please contact Dan Rehel, Program Coordinator at 519-972-2727 ext. 5479 for details.
  • The Entertainment Technology program has been Certified by the Ministry of Natural Resources (Explosives Regulatory Division) to offer an equivalent course to the "Pyrotechnics Safety and Legal Awareness Training Course"

    Once our students complete their Special Effects course (as part of their existing curriculum), and pass the test, they can submit their application to the ministry to become a licensed Pyrotechnician in Canada

    We are the first educational institution in all of Canada to be certified to offer this course.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Entertainment technologists are able to work as tour organizers in light or sound, as digital audio console programmers, moving light programmers, shop carpenters and project managers. Opportunities also exist as audio visual technicians.

DEGREE COMPLETION
Students graduating from the Entertainment Technology program will have the opportunity to transfer to New York City College of Technology to pursue a Bachelor of Technology degree in Entertainment Technology.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: A872
WHY CHOOSE ST. CLAIR COLLEGE'S ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM?
Do you thrive behind-the-scenes? Do you envision designing lighting and sound extravaganzas, with you in charge as master-at-the-controls? Do you love running A-V and creating theatrical sets? Or maybe you just can't wait to get on the road? As a fully trained entertainment technologist you will set yourself up for a solid career in the world of theatre and music. But first, you need a comprehensive and supportive entertainment technology school.

St. Clair's Entertainment Technology Program offers the only program of its kind in Canada. Learn all the dimensions of Technical Production: Sound Technology, Lighting Technology, Theatrical Automation, Scenic Construction and Painting, Welding, Rigging, Basic Networking, Electrical and Electronics, Theatrical CAD and more.

Our credits offer you a chance to study with other entertainment technology schools and colleges as well. You will have the chance to parlay your credits into study at the New York City College of Technology.

Get started on your way to creating lighting and sound experiences, get ready to be the technical and programming 'go-to-person', and get going on your road to project managing. Before long, you'll truly be “running the show.”



CTV Report on Ent. Tech

WRESTLING COMES TO ST. CLAIR COLLEGE
Entertainment Technology students got real-world experience when Border City Wrestling brought in a number of top notch wrestlers including a guest appearance by Brett Hart.

The entire staging, lighting, sound and pyrotechnics display was constructed by the ET students and overseen by Program Coordinator Dan Rehel. The show took place in the College's new SportsPlex.

Border City Wrestling
Border City Wrestling

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
ENT209
3
Intro. to Electrical & Electronics
ENT109
3
Entertainment Rigging
ENT106
3
Health and Safety in Production
ENT117
2
Intro. to Entertainment Technology
COM210
3
Intro to Technical Communications
MTH133
3
Applied Math for Entertainment Technology
ENT118
3
Theatrical Drafting


Semester 2
ENT301
4
Scene Painting
ENT207
4
Scenic Construction I
ENT211
4
Lighting Technology I
ENT208
3
Technical Production I
PHY212
4
Physics for Entertainment Technology I

Semester 3
ENT204
2
Basic Welding
ENT309
3
Theatrical CAD I
ENT306
5
Basic Networking
ENT303
4
Sound Technology I
ENT308
3
Technical Production II
PHY312
4
Physics for Entertainment Technology II

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
ENT409
4
Theatrical CAD II
ENT415
4
Scenic Construction II
ENT406
2
Special Effects
ENT407
3
Intro to Animatronics
ENT408
3
Technical Production III
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
MIC101
1
Introduction to Word-Processing Software
MIC103
1
Introduction to Spreadsheet Software

Semester 5
ENT502
5
Entertainment Automation
ENT503
4
Sound Technology II
ENT504
4
Entertainment Video Systems
ENT508
3
Technical Production IV
ENT511
4
Lighting Technology II

Semester 6
ENT505
4
Multimedia
ENT603
2
Tour & Production Management
ENT605
4
Technical Production V
ENT611
8
Internship
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Internship / work experience hours may be accumulated throughout the duration of the program, and must be complete by the end of semester six.