Lone Star LET Degree — Lone Star College-Montgomery offers a Live Entertainment Technology Degree.
“This program gives students interested in the production and staging of entertainment events the competencies they need through higher education,” says Dr. Rebecca Riley, president at LSC-Montgomery.
Lone Star College (LSC)-Montgomery recently opened a new state-of-the-art Live Entertainment Technology (LET) Facility. The new 5,000 square foot building allows students to get hands on experience with cutting-edge lighting, sound and camera equipment. LSC-Montgomery is one of an elite group of schools in the nation to offer associate degrees in LET.
“This program gives students interested in the production and staging of entertainment events the competencies they need through higher education. Updating our equipment helps more people find rewarding careers and connects local businesses with the workers they need to step up to the plate in this unique, in-demand area. These students are able to pursue this exclusive field of study at an affordable cost,” says Dr. Rebecca Riley, president at LSC-Montgomery.
LET is one of the many degree and workforce programs offered by LSC-Montgomery. Students can receive an Associates of Arts, a Level I Certificate or a Level II Certificate. The LET major offers a unique career path for each student, depending on his or her individual interests. Students can take the general LET track that teaches the fundamental skills to design, maintain, and operate technology systems in entertainment and sporting venues, churches, auditoriums, theatres, convention hotels and trade shows. Or for the aspiring filmmaker and video editor, the LET-Video program provides students with camera, scriptwriting and video editing experience.
“This building is the scale of a real venue for students to complete their training,” said Rob Kreps, LET’s Program Director. “We can provide troubleshooting techniques that we could only teach in theory before. Now, we can teach students how to climb trees, move it and work safely.”
The computer lab has 20 Mac computers for students to work on individual projects. Each of those computers has its own independent lighting and audio consoles. Couple that with advanced electricity boasting 600 amps of power, students will encounter systems professionals work with at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Hobby Center.
Congratulations LSC-Montgomery! We are lucky to have this special kind of learning facility right here in our own backyard!