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Minor in Themed Entertainment Design
Would you love a job creating and designing themed attractions and experiences that will bring stories to life? What if you could create for the likes of Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Studios Creative, the Smithsonian, or another themed destination such as a theme park, zoo, aquarium, trade show or museum? Whether you are majoring in mechanical engineering, music and arts technology, interior designer technology, media arts or any one of the over 140 disciplines that work in the themed entertainment industry, take your skills to the next level and apply your major or career experience to creating and designing for themed attractions and experiences
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Description of the video:The Themed Attractions and Entertainment Concentration, Certificate and Minor provide you a leg up in the amazing world of themed experiences and venues. You will learn about the process of creating all kinds of themed experiences such as museum exhibits, restaurant theming, theme park and ride design and trade show design. You’ll start by learning about the history of the industry from Walt Disney, to Knots Berry farm and everything in between and hear from some of the top local and national industry professionals that are in the business. You will learn how you can get connected to companies from local museums to Walt Disney Imagineering and Universal Creative. You will also have the opportunity to join us as at IAAPA, the top attractions conference in the world. After taking our focused themed attraction classes you will have the opportunity to specialize in one of multiple areas. We are only one of a small handful of themed entertainment programs in the country which allows us to connect with a tight group of industry professionals and organizations all to help give you get connected as you start your career in themed entertainment. So, what are you waiting for? Join us for the ride of a lifetime!
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Careers in Themed Attraction Design
Special Effects Specialist
Audio Designer Show Designer
“IUPUI does an excellent job of introducing students to the industry of themed attraction design and theme parks. From initial idea conception to complex layout plans and digital models, you will walk through the entire process of designing an attraction step by step. Weekly meetings with the professors and interviews with local themed attraction designers provided invaluable information as well as an inside perspective on the industry."
- Rachel Carter, Student
Themed Entertainment Minor Coursework
|CGT 20400 An Intro to Themed Attractions
|CGT 31700 Planning and Communication Themed Attraction Design
|CGT 40700 Current and Future Trends in Themed Attraction Design
|CGT 41600 Senior Design Project
One elective from these areas:
|Museum Studies (MSTD)
|Storytelling (ENG, NEWM)
|Space Design and Lighting (CGT, HER, INTR)
|Video and Special Effects (COMM, CGT)
All CGT courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.