First off, I know this has been posted a thousand times but because of my location and my interests I like to think this is unique so thanks for your help.
This year I will be a Senior in High school and its time for me to start applying to colleges. For the last two semesters I have been taking classes in Computer Science from Rocky Mtn College in Billings, MT (where I live) and will continue taking classes there for the next two semesters. Because of the credits I will have and the fact that I love both Computer Science and Technical Theater: Lighting Design I know I want to double major. RMC has a technical theater program but I'm afraid that I wont be able to build very extensive connections at a small school in the middle of theater nowhere. I have also started the conversation with SUNY Fredonia's theatre and dance department because the school offers both majors. My SAT and ACT scores are fairly good and I don't think I will have much of a problem getting into a school.
I am building a resume and a website to display my portfolio online. If you want to take a look it can be found at Tucker Downs - Lighting Design. Also this year I will be working at a community theater where I will have first pick of what shows I want to design. Their season can be found at Venture Musicals | Venture Theatre - Lobby and Producer’s Series | Venture Theatre - Lobby. I would be involved at my high school but there theater department sucks and a lack of lights and the freedom to design with them is crippling.
Finally, in 10 or 15 years I see myself designing software/firmware for ETC's lights and boards.
Thanks for your help guys!