Hey everyone! I'm new to CB and am very happy to be surrounded by such a wealth of pro knowledge. I'm a working professional that has been touring for 15 years in many capacities - rigging, audio, carpentry, automation and PM. I am currently working as a touring automation tech, carpenter and rigger. Recently, the position of TD for touring productions has been offered and I am very much interested. The position would eventually be off-the-road which interests me very much but also brings up some holes in my experience. For some early education background, I have a vocational certification in audio engineering and I have never been involved in a theatrical program at a university. Since completing my audio program, I have been touring professionally, taking courses and completing certifications as needed or wanted. A friend in academia mentioned to me that there are graduate programs available for people in my situation where their experience in the industry can allow for acceptance/admission to graduate programs w/o an undergraduate degree. My friend is going to recommend some programs to me but I wanted to put this out into the CB community in the meantime. My hope is that some fellow professionals have either been in my shoes or have relative knowledge on this subject. My understanding is that being a non-touring TD would require getting my drafting skills up and becoming more familiar with building materials, for a start. I have taken a course on Lynda.com in AutoCAD which was very helpful as a first step. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read! Stay safe out there!