Entertainment Industry Mechanics


Our Entertainment Industry Mechanics program, offered at the Utica Campus, will prepare you for a career in the entertainment industry. Throughout the curriculum, you will engage in hands-on training, providing you with the skills needed for the industry, including digital sound, lighting, editing, and stagecraft. You can complete the program in one to two years, and it offers a Career Certificate, Technical Certificate, and/or Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Mississippi has a robust entertainment industry, but your training at Hinds Community College isn’t limited to one state. You’ll be prepared to handle the entertainment industry wherever you find yourself in the future. This is a highly rewarding career that comes with a unique set of challenges, but you’ll be ready to tackle them.

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Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Stage Craft 4
Introduction to Entertainment Media Industry 3
Audio Design and Production I 2
Grip and Electrical I 3
Set Construction 3
Introduction to Moving Lights 4
Digital Imaging and Editing 3
Introduction to Digital Media Sound/Lighting 4
Special Projects in Entertainment I 4
Total Hours 30
Course Hours
Audio Production Management 3
Intermediate Moving Lights 3
Special Projects in Entertainment II 3
Advanced Digital Sound/Lighting/Editing 3
Business Aspects of Film and Television Production 3
Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 45
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 60–62


Cedric Smith

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