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Business and Management of Entertainment

From film industry principles to the legal and financial aspects of entertainment, this certificate provides a thorough understanding of the entertainment business.

This program is perfect for...

  • Aspiring Hollywood executives
  • Entertainment professionals looking to expand their expertise
  • Individuals interested in business with an emphasis on entertainment
  • Individuals interested in filmmaking

What you can learn.

  • Entertainment business and legal affairs
  • Film industry foundations, including pre-production, production, and post-production
  • Entertainment-focused finance and accounting
  • Entertainment-focused marketing and distribution

About this certificate. 

The Business and Management of Entertainment Certificate is designed for aspiring mainstream Hollywood executives, as well as those interested in the world of independent filmmaking. Students gain an understanding of industry business practices by taking foundation courses that include pre-production, production, and post-production, as well as specific courses in business and legal affairs, finance and accounting, and marketing and distribution.

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have done for our students.

83%

feel the certificate helped them enhance their careers

88%

feel they made valuable connections with classmates

91%

switched careers after completing the certificate program

2 in 3

recommend the certificate program to others

Courses

Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MGMT X 476.99
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 403.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 404
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 404A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Electives
Students must complete 3 electives (12 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Business and Management of Entertainment, Producing, or Film and TV Development. New electives are added regularly.
FILM TV X 478.13A
FILM TV X 478.733
FILM TV X 479.088
FILM TV X 476.223
FILM TV X 476.243
MGMT X 476.99
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 403.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.61
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 499.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
FILM TV X 476.6
FILM TV X 404
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee

200.00

Estimated Program Tuition

6300.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

550.00

*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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