CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Entertainment Design and Technology (8489/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8489
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12
Prerequisites:None

Students will learn and apply skills in various areas related to the creative process of live production. They will have the opportunity to explore scenic design and construction, lighting design and technology, and live sound reinforcement. Students will learn techniques used by industry professionals through hands-on experiences, and investigate job opportunities and careers in the dynamic and growing industry of live entertainment.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Architecture and Construction
    • Construction
    • Design/Pre-Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
    • Audio and Video Technology and Film
    • Journalism and Broadcasting
    • Performing Arts
    • Telecommunications
    • Visual Arts
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.