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Entertainment Design and Technology

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About the Program

The School of Stage and Screen now offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Entertainment and Design Technology. This degree is for students interested in studying elements of theatrical and film design and production including lighting, costumes, scenic, properties, sound, and construction. 

Program Requirements

  • Interview/Audition - apply and select a date here.
  • Submit two letters of reference concerning your prospect for professional study.
  • Submit a resume
  • Submit an essay on "What your top five favorite plays/films are and the reason for two of them"
  • Complete a satisfactory live interview with the Stage & Screen faculty
  • Submit a portfolio of your design and tech work. This might include production photos, renderings, schematics, a short film clip, or the like.  Faculty will review your portfolio of work and ask a number of questions about your passion for design and technology. 

8 semester plan for EDT program

Program Continuation Policy

Mission Statement 

To spark creativity, facilitate innovation, and cultivate artists who are confident and prepared to succeed in the entertainment industry.

Values:

  1. We believe in the power of storytelling to transform both the audience and the artist.
  2. We surround our students with practitioners who are devoted to their disciplines and have real-world experience as artists.
  3. We encourage our students to possess an understanding of the comprehensive process in an immersive mentored environment where students learn by doing.
  4. We place a strong emphasis on technique and industry standards and their vital role in serving the artistic process.
  5. We believe students should be cognizant of the historical, social, and cultural contexts of the art form.
  6. We celebrate diverse people, perspectives, and cultural influences. 

Faculty and Staff

Name Office Email
Tory Depew, Program Director BAC 183 vdepew@email.wcu.edu
Terry Martin, Scenic Design Assistant Professor Belk 289 tjmartin@email.wcu.edu
Yu Lei "Leo", Lighting and Sound Assistant Professor Belk 290  
Kevin King, Technical Director BAC 184 krking@email.wcu.edu
Rachel Schuldenfrei, Costume Shop Manager BAC  
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