Saturday, August 22, 2009

Entertainment Business Schools

A number of persons have reached out to me wanting some information on where they could consider attending school for entertainment industry training. I've found that a great resource is the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) website. They maintain a list of schools that offer certificates, bachelors and masters programs in the field of entertainment. I must confess that the majority of programs are geared towards music business preparation. The list includes the BA in Entertainment and Cultural Enterprise Management at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

If you want to focus on other areas of the entertainment business, including sports management, Full Sail University may be one place you could consider. I find they have a very diverse offering:
BACHELORS
Computer Animation
Digital Arts & Design
Entertainment Business
Film
Game Art
Game Development
Music Business
Recording Arts
Show Production and Touring
Web Design and Development
Graphic Design
Internet Marketing

MASTERS
Entertainment Business
Entertainment Business: Sports Management Elective Track
Internet Marketing
Game Design
Media Design
Education Media Design & Technology


MEIEA is a good place to start, but I know for a fact that some other good programs are not listed here, like New York University's BSc and MBA in Entertainment, Media and Technology or Columbia's MBA in Media that has significant entertainment business focus. I suggest you spend some time researching outside of this list just to be sure that you are exploring all your options. You will know what is right for you when you see it. One thing is for sure though, getting yourself qualified is an investment that could go a long way in ensuring your success in the entertainment business.


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