Who designs theme parks, museums, fireworks shows, water fountain spectaculars and parades? Themed entertainment designers do. From cruise ships to casinos to immersive educational retreats, they design almost anything that involves submerging a real, live human being into a story in a truly robust, physical way. As new tools for entertainment and education develop, they continually push toward one, common goal: a single place where movies, games, theme parks and museums converge. It is a non-dystopian kind of Westworld where we truly and completely become the heroes and heroines of our own stories. And it is the ultimate adventure because there is nothing (at least nothing that we notice) between our full, physical selves and the stories we want to live.
To be eligible for the themed entertainment minor, a student must be in good academic standing and have a declared major. To declare the themed entertainment minor a student must get permission from the Interactive Media and Games Division (SCI 201) and submit a Change of Major/Minor form to Cinematic Arts Student Services (SCB 105).
Course Requirements for the Minor:
A total of 24 units is required for the themed entertainment minor: 4 lower-division units and 20 upper-division units.