New England School of Communications - 1 College Circle - Bangor, ME 04401 - Phone 1-800-448-7766

Career Opportunities in Entertainment Production


Scene Construction Lab

There are three basic areas of study for the Entertainment Production student. Each has its own set of possible career opportunities.

Entertainment Lighting and Projection
Assistant Lighting Designer
Master Electrician
AV/Tech Coordinator
Projection Art Technician

Entertainment Scenic Fabrication
Technical Director
Scenic Carpenter
Scenic Artist
CNC Operator

Entertainment Management
Production Manager
Event Coordinator
Stage Manager
Company Manager
Ass’t. Stage Manager
Ass’t. Director
Production Assistant

The entertainment industry is also highly competitive, involves stressful working conditions and makes heavy demands upon its technicians.  The EP program uses this information to prepare its students for the workplace.  The goal of this program is to create an EP graduate who is:
•    Task oriented with a strong work ethic
•    Has a solid overview of the many facets of the entertainment industry
•    Has identifiable industry skill sets
•    Has benefitted from exposure to in-field professionals
•    Has a strong liberal arts education
•    Is committed to on-going experiential learning
•    Able to be productive and competent upon the first day of employment



Training Artisans and Technicians in the areas of Design, Technology and Management for the Entertainment Industry is the goal of the Entertainment Production degree program. Input from our PAC (Professional Advisory Committee) has helped create this overview of potential career opportunities.

JOB TITLE

PERF. ARTS

EVENTS

VIDEO

(some film)

EXHIBITS DISPLAYS TRADE SHOWS AMUS. PARKS CRUISE SHIPS CONSTR. SHOPS/SCENIC HOUSES
Set & Exhibit Designer
YES
YES YES YES YES YES
Lighting Designer
YES YES YES YES YES NO
Technical Director
YES YES YES YES YES YES
Master Electrician
YES YES YES YES YES NO
Scenic Carpenter
YES YES YES YES YES YES
Scenic Painter
YES YES YES YES YES YES
Properties Artisan
YES YES YES YES YES YES
CNC Operator
YES NO
YES YES NO
YES
Draftsperson & Model Builder
YES YES YES YES NO
YES
Production Assistant
YES YES YES YES YES YES
Project Manager
YES YES YES YES YES YES
Stage Manager
YES YES YES YES YES YES
Ass't Stage Manager
YES YES YES YES YES YES
Company Manager
YES YES YES YES YES YES
Director YES YES YES YES YES NO
Ass't Director
YES YES YES YES YES NO