The Department of Entertainment Industry's recent move into downtown Florence, Ala. has taken the department to new levels. From the fully functional recording studio to the 400-seat performance venue, the DEI has a state-of-the-art education facility. The DEI faculty can now teach students in three SMART classrooms, recording studio and performance venue.
Mr. Walt Aldridge teaching in our Midi Lab where technology and audio classes are taught.
Mrs. Janna Malone teaching in our large classroom where business and general entertainment courses are taught.
Console and rack of our project studio where students work on projects.
View of The Mane Room opened up. This space is our performance venue where students can put on shows.
(From left to right) Associate Professor Walt Aldridge, Instructor Janna Malone, GRAMMY award winner John Paul White (The Civil Wars) and Department Chair Dr. Bob Garfrerick after White spoke to students in the department.
(From left to right) Associate Professor Walt Aldridge, Instructor Janna Malone, Creative Artist Agency Booking Agent Blake McDaniel and Department Chair Dr. Bob Garfrerick after McDaniel visited with students.
(From left to right) Department Chair Dr. Bob Garfrerick, Instructor Janna Malone, Sony Music Nashville National Promotions Director Rusty Sherrill and Associate Professor Walt Aldridge after Sherrill visits with students.