COURSE CODE: 8489

Entertainment Design and Technology

SCED Code: 05056
Virginia Extended Description: III
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: SkillsUSA

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. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.

Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Construction
  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Project Manager
Design/Pre-Construction
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Interior Designer

Pathway Occupation
Audio and Video Technology and Film
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technician
  • Audio-Video Designer, Engineer
  • Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Producer
  • Sound Engineering Technician
  • Videographer
Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Art Director
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Editor
  • Program Director
  • Radio, TV Announcer
  • Radio, TV Reporter
Performing Arts
  • Cinematographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Video, Film Editor
Telecommunications
  • Computer Programmer
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer, Repairer
Visual Arts
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Media Planner, Buyer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Photographic Process Technician
  • Textile Designer

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Architect
  • Assembler
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronic Drafter
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Landscape Architect
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Pipeline Drafter
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist

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