What college or university is best for a lightning or sound engineer
I am in the 9th grade and wanting to pursue something in lightning or sound, I just don't know where to start. I have always been interested in this "subject" #lightning #sound #technician #sound-engineer
Hello, I would suggest you take a look at Full Sail in Winter Park, FL. (Orlando, FL) I have known several people who have attended there and have rewarding careers in the industry. Orlando has many opportunities locally to work or intern.
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Cory recommends the following next steps:
There are several ways in going/being a sound engineer. Two main are Live sound and Studio. Both can have opportunities to jump in without actual higher education. Look at your local sound companies or studios. Can help in as an intern and get your feet wet.
Same goes for lighting. Go to a show and ask the sound or light person and approach them before or after the show. if your interest is there and would like to get an official title then that can be your education and career path.
The first thing you can do right now is to be a crew member on your school's theater group. They always need sound and lighting people, and it's a great way to learn while doing. Next, check if your city or community has any community theater programs. Again, another great place to get your feet wet right away. This is literally how I got started.
If your interest continues beyond high school, get in touch with the local stagehands union, IATSE. Ask them what education programs they recommend to become a lighting or sound tech. And then when you get enough training and experience, join the union! You can continue to work in the area, go on tours, or travel around the world doing what you love.