Event and Venue Management - Indian River State College
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Event & Venue Management Certification

If you’re serious about making live entertainment and events a career, consider the Indian River State College Event & Venue Management Certification (part of the Associate in Science Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management). Students receive elite instruction designed and taught by professionals in the field, learn and operate on a standard event and entertainment day schedule, and work with professional industry gear.

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Job placement assistance is available to program completers.

In 26 consecutive days of hands-on learning and classroom instruction, students:

  • Earn 12 credits toward the IRSC A.S. Degree in Hospitality

    For course description, see the College Catalog.  

    For course description, see the College Catalog.  

    For course description, see the College Catalog.  

    For course description, see the College Catalog.  
  • Earn 16 industry certifications

    In this professional course, students will master the responsible of a production manager. Students will learn budgeting, location management, transportation and advancement. Students will also gain understanding of layouts, set designs and prop management.

    In this professional course, students advance their knowledge in corporate, broadcast and stage lighting. Students will explore the history of stage lighting technology, and learn the fundamentals of lighting systems, dimmer systems, truss, and rigging systems. Additional subjects include green screen lighting, color selection, plotting and troubleshooting.

    In this professional course, students explore how power is created, sustained and utilized safely in entertainment situations. Students will learn electrical components used in entertainment, as well as power distribution. Course will also cover signal flow and troubleshooting.

    In this professional course, students learn the basics of ground rigging. Students will learn the fundamentals of load ratings and calculations. Course will also cover general rigging components and safety.

    In this professional course, students advance their knowledge in one of the industry’s main growth areas: sound for concerts, music broadcasts and other live events. This certificate will initially focus on critical listening and ear training skills, followed by techniques of live sound, such as equalization, dynamics, microphone selection and placement, natural and artificial reverb, delay and compression. The course will end with signal flow, mixing techniques and troubleshooting.

    In this professional course, students will learn to create day sheets that detail each day's schedule and distribute them to the band and crew. This course will also cover media engagements, appearances, managing the tour's finances, guest lists and day-to-day crew support. Additionally, students will learn how to manage and deal with an artist’s own bad behavior.

    In this professional course, students explore stage management skills and techniques within live events and broadcast. The role of the stage manager will be examined from the first rehearsal to calling the closing show. There is also specific focus given to the skills required for managing show flow and stage layout.

    In this professional course, students learn to develop safety plans and hire security personnel. Students will learn crowd control techniques, how to converse properly will security firms, and executive protection requirements and artist safety. Course will also
    cover general motorcade procedures.

    In this professional course, students will learn site selection, transportation and housing, event registration, food and beverage, event design and layout. Students will also study non-profit event planning and vendor selection.

    In this professional course, students will learn how to event plan on a macro level. This course will cover venue management with emphasis on safety, in-house A/V, multi-plexing your space and sponsorships.

    In this professional course, students will role up their sleeves and learn the ins and outs of event setups. This course focuses on the specific task of load-in and load-out of a show. Students will learn to move fast and manage time while maintaining a safe work environment.

    In this professional course, students learn to create a festival from creation to completion. Students will learn timelines, weather awareness, vendor layout and municipality engagement. Course will also review prior positions from production manager to stage manager.

    In this professional course, students learn everything from stringing a guitar to tuning a drum set. Students will also study signal flow, system design and backline transportation.

    In this professional course, students learn to coordinate wireless mics, IEMs and Comm. Students will learn to develop RF coordination plans and use a frequency analyzer.

    In this professional course, students learn to analyze artist offers, artist riders and how to research artist value in a market. Students will also study ticketing and merchandising.

    In this professional course, students learn to record live shows and manage playback gear. Students will build show files and playback racks.

Tuition and Fees

Cost is $9,250.00.* Financial Aid and Veteran Benefits are available to those who qualify. Fees include:

  • Event polo, t-shirt and hard hat
  • Certification fees
  • Graduation and class picture
  • Graduation lunch
  • Basic Final Project Costs**
  • Tech Tool Kit

Get Started

Now enrolling for March 2021. New classes start on the first day of each month (except for November and December). To enroll or learn more, fill out the form below, or call IRSC Mueller Campus at 772-226-2518 or 772-226-2519, or send email to LaQuinta Jones at ljones1@irsc.edu.

*Florida resident tuition.

**Costs beyond final project parameters are at student’s expense. Students must also provide work boots, Mechanix gloves, book bag, sharpies, LED headlamp.

 

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