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Live Entertainment Technician Certificate
​The IVC Live Entertainment Technician Program is for students looking to acquire the basic skills necessary to begin a career in the broad-based field of live entertainment. Students learn the fundamentals of stage lighting, scenery construction, sound reinforcement, and rigging. In addition, students gain experience in rehearsal and performance procedures by participating in live productions at IVC's Performing Arts Center. The program includes placement in an internship with local live entertainment companies. Students completing this certificate can pursue work as an entertainment technician with employers such as regional theaters, theme parks, convention centers, concert producers, opera companies, dance companies, cruise ships, and cirque troupes. Contact Professor M. Scott Grabau for more information (949) 451-5552 mgrabau@ivc.edu.
 
Required Coursework:                                                                                                                                             Units
TA 44
Stagecraft
3
TA 47
Sound Reinforcement for Live Entertainment
3
TA 41
Stage Lighting Design
3
TA 168
Cooperative Work Experience: Live Entertainment
1
 
One of the following production electives:                                                                                                         Units
TA 142A
Scenic Production A
1
TA 142B
Scenic Production B
2
TA 142C
Scenic Production C
3
 
One of the following performance electives:                                                                                                     Units
TA 141A
Theater Crew: Scenic
1
TA 141C
Theater Crew: Lighting
1
TA 141D
Theater Crew: Audio/Video
1
 
TOTAL UNITS                                                                                                                                                               12-14
 
Example Course Sequence:

Fall Semester: TA41, TA47, and Performance Elective

Spring Semester: TA44, TA168, and Production Elective
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