Communications & Media
Entertainment and Media Studies

If you're interested in learning about the increasingly critical role digital communication serves in our world, the skills and techniques for making your or your client's voice heard amid the mass of noise, and the most effective storytelling methods for television, radio, film, online, and mobile networks, a degree in Entertainment and Media Studies may be the perfect fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Entertainment and Media Studies students typically pursue a bachelor's degree (4 years) or master's degree (6-7 years). Master's degrees are usually more concentrated on one field within the Entertainment and Media Studies industry and lead to management positions post-grad.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background and experience or deep familiarity with the entertainment and media industry helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning An Entertainment and Media Studies Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Entertainment and Media Studies include:

  • Agents and Business Managers of Artists/Performers/Athletes
  • Producers and Directors
  • Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for an Agent and/or Business Manager of Artists, Performers, and Athletes was $97,170 in 2019 (1) while Producers and Directors earned a median salary of $74,420 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

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