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Entertainment Design & Technology

The Entertainment Design & Technology Program at EMU is a unique multidisciplinary program taking advantage of faculty and courses from several departments across campus. The curriculum is designed to give a wide range of knowledge customized for and by each individual student based on his or her personal interests and career goals. In addition to core coursework in entertainment design and technology, students choose a minor and cognate elective courses from other areas related to the entertainment industry. This approach guarantees that the student will have a diverse educational foundation in areas of their own choosing.

Program Highlights:

A cornerstone of our program is our belief in learning by doing. The degree in Entertainment Design & Technology is based on the concept of participating in our active co-curricular production program and engaging in diverse training opportunities, such as runway shows, dance concerts, event design, etc. In the classroom, on the stage, and behind the scenes - ED&T students will have the opportunity to create work to fill their portfolios.

Combining the traditional fields of study in theatre design and technology with a wide range of courses in arts, media, management, and technology, the major in Entertainment Design & Technology offers a cutting-edge multidisciplinary approach to training versatile students. Graduates of this program will be prepared for professional work, teaching, or graduate work in a number of design and technology fields, such as:

  • Theatre
  • TV / Film
  • Music / Touring
  • Projection / Media
  • Industrial / Trade Shows
  • Museum / Display
  • Technical Direction
  • Stage Management

Core Faculty & Staff :

Jeromy Hopgood (Scenery, Lighting, Sound, & Projections)

Melanie Schuessler (Costumes & Makeup)

John Charles (Technical Director)

Madeleine Huggins (Costume Shop Manager)

Contact Information:

jhopgood@emich.edu or mschuess@emich.edu