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Design and Entertainment Technology, B.A.

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The Design and Entertainment Technology program at California University of Pennsylvania states that for undergraduate theater majors eager to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of creation, Cal U offers a bachelor's degree concentration in design and entertainment technology that explores both design and the technology involved in creation. Students develop a firm foundation in traditional methods while exploring new technology used throughout the entertainment industry.

Be a star behind the scenes.

  • Learn about theater design from professors with a long history in production and design.
  • Gain hands-on experience in all aspects of production, from design to behind-the-scenes artistry, from planning to execution .
  • Explore the latest technology used in the entertainment industry, and put that knowledge to the test during rehearsals and live performances.

Degree Benefits

Theater arts students working toward a bachelor's degree with a minor in theater design and technology will:

  • Receive hands-on experience creating sets, operating lights and fashioning costumes for live performances.
  • Learn about the latest entertainment technology and how it is used across traditional and new media.
  • Involve themselves in the planning, research, design and construction elements of theater, learning management skills along the way.
  • Ensure entry into the job market through the honing of portfolio, website and interview skills in  presentations and workshops. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction To Theater
  • Stagecraft
  • Introduction To Theatrical Design
  • Lighting
  • Costume Construction
  • Theater Practicum: Design

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application fee. 
  • Official high school transcript (or GED certificate and scores).
  • SAT or American College Test (ACT) scores (may be waived for applicants who have been out of high school for at least two years).
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional). 
  • A personal essay (optional).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7523 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5787 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3858 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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