There are people who love standing in the audience during a live show, gig, or convention; and then there are those who get a rush from making it all happen backstage. If you’ve found yourself paying just as much attention to a band’s light show as you have their music, you’re probably one of those people. Every successful live event relies on a team of hard working, technically skilled professionals working behind the scenes to make sure it’s a success.
The career opportunities in the world of live events extend beyond just the arena rock show; environments from corporate conventions to theme parks all utilize a combination of sound, lighting, and video equipment to put on a performance, event, or presentation. We think the best way to learn how a show is run is to get your feet wet in a real-world environment; that’s why Full Sail’s Show Production degree program is designed to give you a hands-on education to prepare you to work in any of these live settings.
Operating at the front-of-house console, you’ll mix the on-stage sound for live bands in one of our state-of-the-art live venue facilities. Our Show Production degree program will also show you how to design and program lighting systems (and learn what to do when something goes wrong). You’ll also study how to design and install the proper audio and visual components to any room you may encounter, from a stadium to a classroom. The degree also includes concert media design, as you’ll design, engineer, and manage a full-scale multimedia concert in Full Sail Live, our state-of-the-art performance hall.
The work that you’ll do in the Show Production degree program is as close to professional live production as you can get while still in school. As you work with fellow students and instructors who all share your passion for live event production, you’ll develop the technical skills you’ll need to launch a career in this industry and transform a night (or day) at a show, gig, or convention into an unforgettable experience.