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Combine your passion for the arts with a strong foundation in business skills. A bachelor’s degree in entertainment industry management from Dean College gives you the tools and experience to launch an exciting career in TV, film, music, sports, themed entertainment, event management and beyond. 

Program Overview

Entertainment Industry Management combines courses from the School of Business and the School of the Arts to prepare you for a management position in the worlds of entertainment, sports, and arts and culture.

Every course has a practical application. In classes you will learn core business skills including negotiations and marketing along with key knowledge involving venue management, media and arts law, and event planning. 

Beyond the Classroom

As an entertainment industry management major at Dean, you’ll have extensive opportunities to apply your skills and learn from working professionals, gaining hands-on experience at organizations like:

  • WGBH-TV, Boston
  • Providence Performing Arts Center
  • Kraft Sports + Entertainment
  • Boston Ballet
  • and more!

Uniquely Dean

What makes our Entertainment Industry Management program best of breed? 

Degree Offerings

  • Bachelor's Degree*

*The course listing below is based on the Bachelor's Degree program.

Entertainment Industry Management Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
BUS 235 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 325 Principles of Finance and Budgeting 3
BUS 337 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 341 Data Analysis and Decision Making 3
BUS 346 Negotiations 3
BUS 405 Leading the Organization 3
BUS 495 Business Policy and Strategic Management 3
ACCT 103 Financial Accounting 3
ECO 150 Principles of Economics 3
DCA 100 Campus Connections: Making the Transition 1
DCA 110 Career Connections: Developing Your Brand 1
DCA 200 Internship Connections: Creating Your Plan 1
DCA 300 The Internship Experience 3
DCA EXPERIENCE ELE Dean Career Advantage Experience Courses 6
DCA 350 Future Connections: Launching Your Career 3
AMGT 111 Introduction to Arts and Entertainment Management 3
AMGT 112 Theatre, Dance, and Performing Arts Management 3
AMGT 203 Venue and Facility Management 3
AMGT 302 Live Event Planning and Management 3
AMGT 317 OR SMGT 405 Arts and Entertainment Management Law or Sport Law 3
HLS 226 Sport and Special Events Security Management 3
Total Credits 60

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition l 3
ENG 112 Composition ll 3
SPC 101 Communication Fundamentals 3
BUS 150 Personal Finance 3
LAB SCIENCE ELECTIVE Core Lab Science Elective 4
ARTS ELECTIVE Core Distribution Arts Elective 3
NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATH ELECTIVE Core Distribution Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Humanities Elective 3
PSY 111 OR SOC 113 General Psychology or Introduction to Sociology 3
COM 327 Applied Professional Communication 3
UDLA ELE Upper-Division Liberal Arts Electives 9
Total Credits 40

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELE Electives 21
Total Credits 21

* Subject to change
** Based on the Dean College Academic Catalog 2019-20