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Creative & Entertainment Industries

Developing & Engaging Future Leaders of the Creative & Entertainment Industries

An exciting and customizable study of the entertainment industries

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Entertainment Industry Studies Ranked #4 in Top Entertainment Programs by Best College Reviews

This program is designed to prepare the future leaders of the creative and entertainment industries (CEI) by providing the guiding principles & practices of various sectors including, film, music, television, radio, sports, video games, books and fashion. Attention is given to current concepts, industry frameworks, business models and organizational structures that drive the production of cultural and symbolic goods.

Whether seeking to fulfill a life-long dream of working for Disney, organizing, marketing and promoting fairs and festivals or becoming an agent for recording artists, book authors or comedians, CEI majors are taking the first step toward launching a rewarding career in the entertainment industry. As a student you have the opportunity to intern across the U.S. and abroad, in places like London, Hong Kong and Australia. Our graduates have gone on to work for companies like Netflix, Walt Disney Company, CBS, Simon & Schuster and many others.

Students are challenged to think critically about the foundations that underpin the world of entertainment and the creative economy while providing innovative solutions to their innovation & development. Students of the program will complete either the B.S. or B.A. curriculum with a major in the creative & entertainment industries and a minor in a related discipline (this may include a function of business the student is interested in such as marketing, management or public relations OR a specific industry of focus such as sports administration, music business or theater). In lieu of declaring a minor, students may also elect to double major in an area that compliments their area of study or professional goals (Sports Administration, Video Production, Motion Pictures, Publishing, Art, etc.).

Included in the major are professional foundation courses in creativity & innovation, creative entertainment technology, distribution & promotion, economics, law & licensing, and management of entertainment organizations. Students are also required to take electives that concentrate on specific industries of interest and skill development courses such as Fairs & Festivals, Theme Parks & Attractions, Representing Talent in Entertainment and Personal Growth & the Mindset of Fame and others.

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