The program is open for enrollment in any quarter for both domestic and international students (F-1 student visa).
This program is perfect for...
- Individuals pursuing a career in the entertainment industry
- Entertainment professionals looking to expand their expertise in acting, directing, cinematography, development, and producing
- Individuals with a passion for the entertainment industry
What you can learn.
- Entertainment business principles
- Pre-production, production, and post-production processes
- Filmmaking fundamentals
- Elements of acting, cinematography, directing, development, and producing
About this certificate.
The Entertainment Studies Certificate is designed for those who are interested in exploring careers as filmmakers and content creators in all sectors of the industry, it is ideal for students who possess a passion for entertainment and prefer to shape their own program from a wide variety of areas, including acting, directing, and producing.
What this certificate has done for our students.
found a new or better position after completing the program
feel they made valuable connections with classmates
switched careers after completing the certificate program
recommend the certificate program to others
Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.
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
Estimated Program Tuition
Estimated program textbook/materials
*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.
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An internship in the entertainment industry can provide you with practical experience in a variety of job functions. Certificate students must complete a minimum of 12 units of program curriculum (3 courses) before completing the application for approval to enroll in an internship.
The Certificate in Entertainment Studies is approved for international students (F-1 student visa).
International students may begin the certificate program in any quarter.
International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting test scores from either TOEFL, IELTS or iTEP. Some applicants may be exempt from this requirement if certain criteria are met.
English language proficiency (minimum*):
- TOEFL iBT: 83
- IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
- iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5