Modern churches have an increasing need for well-trained, experienced production professionals - and that's what this major prepares you to be. The instructors you'll be learning from are world-class engineers, pro touring designers, and (most importantly) local church guys at heart. From weekend services, to massive special events, to national tours you’ve probably been to, these guys do it all, and you’re going to have access to their decades of experience. There’s simply no better way to build real technical skills and turn that passion for tech into a ministry career.
"When I started working in ministry at 21, I quickly found out that I wasn’t remotely prepared for what the job really required. I actually quit to join Thrive School. Best decision I’ve ever made."
Luke Elrod, Production Major, Class of 2016
There are intangible skills developed during late night load-ins, troubleshooting with minutes before doors open, and actually making it happen behind a console that you just can’t learn anywhere else. That's why the Production Internship has such a focus on hands-on learning. You'll learn the three main worlds of live production: Audio, Video, and Lighting, along with the rare skill that ties them all together: Production Management. This is how it works when you’re grinding it out on a tour, so that’s the experience we developed at Thrive School.