The entertainment industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and the creative use of high technology is a must for today’s entertainment designer. The Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Engineering and Design provides an academic path for students who are interested in pursuing the interdisciplinary fusion of engineering and the fine arts that will allow them to succeed in the entertainment industry. Students graduating from the program will be prepared to work in the design, production, and operation of entertainment devices, systems, and venues. The students graduating from this program will be developing the infrastructure of the next generation of entertainment systems used throughout the globe.
The program focuses on building a strong foundation in design principles from the beginning of the student’s freshman year, emphasizing projects that involve hands-on fabrication and visual communication skills. As the students progress through the program, they will have the opportunity to intern with entertainment companies such as Cirque du Soleil and Wet Design. In addition, there will be opportunities for students to study at partner design schools in Europe and Asia. As upper classmen, the students will focus on specific areas within the entertainment industry such as (1) structural design and rigging, (2) automation and motion controls, 3) biomechanics and animatronics, (4) entertainment venue design, and (5) advanced visualization techniques.