Program Details

MEIM builds a set of skills needed for a leadership career in the entertainment industry via a unique blend high quality academic training and on-site, in the trenches, hands-on training within screen-based media and music companies in Los Angeles.
Pittsburgh, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Entertainment Management

Program Overview

Program Description:

Immerse yourself in the heart of the entertainment industry, learning from industry leaders and gaining professional experience at major studios, networks, agencies, and production companies.

Our unique dual-city Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) program covers everything from management skills to hands-on experience within the entertainment industry. In the first year in Pittsburgh, students develop the business management and leadership skills required to excel in a constantly changing marketplace. In the second year in Los Angeles, students’ practical learning experiences include classes with top industry professionals and 1000+ hours of indutsry-specific internship experience.

The MEIM program complements the creative and aesthetic skills you've honed as an undergraduate with a set of management skills to prepare you for a leadership career in the entertainment industry. The MEIM program offers a unique blend of Carnegie Mellon University's renowned rigorous, high quality academic training and on-site, in the trenches, hands-on training within the film, television and music industries in Los Angeles.

Students spend the first year of study in Pittsburgh, taking core management coursework to build the fundamental skills they'll need to succeed. During the second year, the students are in Los Angeles, expanding and enriching their management skills, theories and techniques through specialized coursework taught by some of the entertainment industry's leading professionals. In addition, MEIM students will work side-by-side with industry professionals throughout the year in full-time internships in the management offices of studios, production companies or related firms.

Additional Program Information

Middle States
Financial Aid:
Because of the quantitative nature of the program, the faculty require that all students complete a college level course in advanced algebra/ pre-calculus prior to enrollment. It is suggested that applicants also complete college level courses in economics and statistics prior to enrollment. Students who have not completed these courses may be required to enroll in and successfully complete the Quantitative Skills Summer Program (QSSP) as a condition of their offer of admission. QSSP is a 4-week long summer program – offered prior to the start of the Fall semester – that covers applied pre-calculus and problem application, graphing, basic statistics and probability, spreadsheets and statistical software skills. Students are not charged tuition for the program but are expected to pay for books, other course materials, and living expenses.
International Requirements:
All applicants whose native language (mother tongue) is NOT English must submit an official score report from the TOEFL (25 in each section) or IELTS (7 in each section). The only exception is for students who have worked or studied for 5 years or more in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the U.K., the U.S. or South Africa.

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