Establishing an Entertainment Engineering Curriculum

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


A new, multidisciplinary program in Entertainment Engineering and Design is being established at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The name of the program could be defined in a number of ways because few programs of this type exist and the field is so broad. Our emphasis is on the application of technology to enhance the entertainment value of live shows and rides. Steps being taken to establish this program are outlined, starting with an undergraduate minor and moving to an undergraduate major. The role of entertainment-based businesses in the development of this new program is also described.


Education – Curricula; Engineering; Stage machinery; Theaters – Stage-setting and scenery; University of Nevada; Las Vegas


Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Theatre and Performance Studies


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