Designing A Future In Entertainment Tech

Entertainment Technology alumnus Noel Lyman, who has long light brown hair and is wearing eyeglasses, a black face mask and black hoodie with red lettering, stands on stage at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, New York surrounded by scenery, and is interviewed on camera by a reporter from an Albany-area television station.
“You get hands-on experiences and opportunities within the [historic Proctors Theatre.] What’s not to love?!” — 2021 Entertainment Technology graduate Noel Lyman.

While 2021 graduate Noel Lyman has designs on a career in the graphic arts, spending a year in the world of theater “raised the curtain” on new skills and creative pursuits she hadn’t known she might want to explore, too.

“There is something in the [Entertainment Technology program] for everyone,” said Lyman, now a freshman at Cazenovia College. “It is great for students from all backgrounds and can even encourage discovery of what you want to do with your career.”

“The program will get you informed of all aspects of theater, so you have a grasp of everything. And, you get hands-on experiences and opportunities within [a historic local] theater. What’s not to love?” Lyman added.

Lyman, who was named 2020-21 Career and Technical School/Center for Advanced Technology @ Mohonasen Student of the Year said she expanded her illustration and hands-on artistic abilities doing set and costume design in the program, and developed skills in theater and film production. At the same time, she learned to craft a resume and write cover letters.

Students in the Entertainment Technology program experience the world of theater and film production, and gain skills learning in the Addy Theatre, Media Lab, rehearsal spaces and main theater of the historic Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. Students learn about the many jobs and the skills needed to work in the entertainment industry, including set design/carpentry, lighting/stage electrics, sound design/recording, costuming, stage management, film/media, and more.

“The Entertainment Tech program gave me the tools I need in order to get into the work field while offering amazing opportunities along the way,” Lyman said.

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