Entertainment & Arts Management

Major: Entertainment & Arts Management
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 185.0 - 187.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code: 50.1001

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 13-1011

About the Program

The Entertainment & Arts Management (EAM) program at Drexel University is an international leader in teaching the business of show business. Our unique program is a business degree, yet one that is based in the entertainment and arts sectors. Students in the Entertainment and Arts Management major choose an area of concentration from media, performing arts, or visual arts management disciplines. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to lead and manage in both commercial and non-profit areas of the field. Concentrations are available in: Cinema and Television, Performing Arts, Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts, Digital Media, and Sports Entertainment. Coursework in the EAM program includes general education, core requirements and features a built-in business minor. Students also enjoy a wide-selection of specialized coursework within their chosen area of concentration.

Unlike other undergraduate programs in this field, students are not required to choose commercial or nonprofit. Our philosophy is to prepare students for leadership careers in the vast world or arts and entertainment. This gives EAM students increased flexibility when choosing their career paths, and a distinct professional advantage in today's ever-changing arts and entertainment industries.

Our Goal

Our overall goal in the EAM program is to prepare students for leadership careers in the entertainment and arts fields by giving them:

  • a broad understand of the business of entertainment & the arts, from for-profit commercial entertainment companies to non-profit arts & culture organizations;
  • real world work experience;
  • skills development in the creative discipline that interests them, and
  • expert advice and insight from practicing professionals.
     

BS/MS Option

Students who complete the Entertainment & Arts Management program may also choose to pursue a graduate degree at Drexel University in arts administration, television management or museum leadership. Students who graduate with a 3.5 GPA in the last two years of the program who apply to the MS in Arts Administration are automatically accepted into the MS program. Other graduate degrees within the college are available to students as well.

Dual Degree MBA Option

Students majoring in Entertainment and Arts Management (4-year with co-op) may choose the BS Entertainment and Arts Management/MBA dual degree option. This highly attractive program option combines study in the management of the arts and entertainment industries along with the MBA degree. The program is designed to allow students to complete both the bachelor's degree and the MBA in five years.

Applying to the Dual Degree MBA Option

Freshman applicants to the Entertainment & Arts Management program with a combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 1300 and a 3.5 GPA may apply for the BS/MBA program at the time of their initial application to Drexel University. Current students may choose to apply to the dual degree option once they have achieved between 90.0 and 120.0 credits. All students who are accepted into the accelerated program must maintain a 3.2 GPA as an EAM undergraduate, and must submit 2 letters of recommendation and meet minimum GMAT requirements at the time of the application to the MBA program.

For more information about this major, visit the College's Entertainment & Arts Management page.

Degree Requirements

Coursework in the EAM program includes general education and core requirements as well as specialized coursework within the student’s chosen area of concentration and, if applicable, within a specific arts or media discipline. For instance, within the media management concentration, students choose coursework in one of two disciplines: film, video, and screenwriting or digital media. In the performing arts management concentration, students choose coursework in a dance, performing arts, or theatre discipline.

The core requirements provide an overview of the student's future career field and its required key skills and abilities. The core requirements build a foundation for further advanced and specialized courses, taught in the student's area of concentration. At the end of their freshman year, students select one of the following concentrations:

  • (A) Visual Arts Management Concentration
  • (B) Performing Arts Management
    1. Dance Concentration
    2. Performing Arts Concentration
    3. Theatre Concentration
  • (C) Media Management
    1. Digital Media Concentration
    2. Cinema and Television Concentration
  • (D) Sports Entertainment Concentration
General Education Requirements
Written Analysis and Communication Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Mathematics and Natural Sciences Requirements
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
Select one of the following sequences:6.0-8.0
Biology
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Physics
Physical Science for Design I
Physical Science for Design II
Arts/Humanities Requirements
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
Required Arts and Humanities-students elect a minimum of 6 credits6.0
Social Science Requirements
Required Social Science-students elect a minimum of 9.0 credits9.0
University Seminar Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience2.0
Free electives *21.0
Entertainment and Arts Management Core Requirements
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
DSMR 100Computer Imaging I **3.0
EAM 130Overview of Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
EAM 200Introduction to the Music Industry3.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Entertainment Promotion and Branding 3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project ***3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Managerial Accounting Foundations
Consumer Behavior
Select two of the following: 8.0
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Finance
Management Information Systems
Operations Management
Introduction to Business Statistics
Business Statistics II
Concentration Requirements *48.0
Total Credits185.0-187.0
*

Minimum number of free electives depends on chosen concentration.

**

 Digital Media track students should take DIGM 100 in place of DSMR 100

***

EAM 491 is a 1.0 credit course, taken 3 times during the senior year, for a total of 3.0 credits.

BS/MBA students should take STAT 201 and FIN 301. Students who take STAT 201 and FIN 301 should not take BUSN 301.

Concentration Requirements

A. Visual Arts Management Concentration

ARTH 101History of Art I: Ancient to Medieval3.0
ARTH 102History of Art II: Renaissance to Romanticism3.0
ARTH 103History of Art III: Modern Art3.0
EAM 270Audience Development for Arts3.0
EAM 301Gallery and Collection Management3.0
EAM 302Exhibition Design3.0
EAM 401 [WI] Writing for Arts Managers3.0
EAM 471Fine Arts Market Development3.0
EAM 472Trends in Visual Arts3.0
Visual Arts students select 21 additional credits from the following:21.0
History of Modern Design
History of Modern Architecture and Interiors
Photography
Intermediate Photography
History of Photography I
History of Photography II
Design I
Design II
Design III
Introductory Drawing
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing II
Painting I
Painting II
Painting III
Total Credits48.0

B. Performing Arts Management

1. Dance Concentration

DANC 140Ballet Technique I2.0
DANC 150Modern Dance Technique I2.0
DANC 160Jazz Dance Technique I2.0
or DANC 170 Hip-Hop Dance Technique I
DANC 201 [WI] Dance Appreciation3.0
DANC 210Introduction to Dance3.0
DANC 240Dance Composition I3.0
DANC 325 [WI] Twentieth Century Dance3.0
DANC 355Rhythmic Study for Dance3.0
EAM 270Audience Development for Arts3.0
EAM 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
EAM 322Performing Arts Touring3.0
EAM 325Producing for Live Entertainment3.0
EAM 401 [WI] Writing for Arts Managers3.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
THTR 240Theatre Production I3.0
Six terms of Dance ensembles (DANC 131 -132)3.0
Total Credits48.0

2. Performing Arts Concentration

DANC 201 [WI] Dance Appreciation3.0
DANC 210Introduction to Dance3.0
DANC 325 [WI] Twentieth Century Dance3.0
EAM 270Audience Development for Arts3.0
EAM 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
EAM 322Performing Arts Touring3.0
EAM 325Producing for Live Entertainment3.0
EAM 401 [WI] Writing for Arts Managers3.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
Choose 2 of the following 5 MUSC courses6.0
World Musics
Afro-American Music USA
American Popular Music
Rock Music Through the Mid-60s
Rock Music Since the Mid-60s
THTR 115Theatrical Experience3.0
THTR 210Acting: Fundamentals3.0
THTR 240Theatre Production I3.0
Six terms of Performing Arts ensembles (3 classes must be taken for 1 credit each. One must be THTR 130)3.0
Total Credits48.0

3. Theatre Concentration

EAM 270Audience Development for Arts3.0
EAM 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
EAM 322Performing Arts Touring3.0
EAM 325Producing for Live Entertainment3.0
EAM 401 [WI] Writing for Arts Managers3.0
THTR 121 [WI] Dramatic Analysis3.0
THTR 210Acting: Fundamentals3.0
THTR 211Acting: Scene Study2.0
THTR 221 [WI] Theatre History I3.0
THTR 222 [WI] Theatre History II3.0
THTR 240Theatre Production I3.0
THTR 260Production Design3.0
THTR 320Play Direction3.0
One Theatre (THTR) elective3.0
Six terms of Theatre Practicum Courses *4.0
Total Credits48.0
*

THTR 130, THTR 131, THTR 132

C. Media Management

1. Digital Media Concentration

ANIM 140Computer Graphics Imagery I3.0
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
DIGM 105Overview of Digital Media3.0
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
GMAP 260Overview of Computer Gaming3.0
IDM 100Introduction to Web Development3.0
IDM 211User Interface Design I3.0
IDM 221Web Design I3.0
MKTG 322Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communications4.0
VSST 110Introductory Drawing3.0
One Digital Media (ANIM, GMAP, WBDV) elective3.0
Digital Media track students also select one course from the following:3.0
Digital Compositing I
Digital Storytelling
Explorations in New Media
Web Design II
Total Credits46.0

2. Cinema and Television Concentration

COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
MKTG 322Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communications4.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
Select four from the following:12.0
TV Commercials and Promos
Documentary Video Production
Narrative Video Production
Experimental Video Production
Intermediate Lighting
Intermediate Editing
Special Effects Make-up
Special Topics in Production
Writing TV Comedy
Writing TV Drama
Screenwriting II
Writing the Short Film
Literature for Screenwriters
Screenplay Story Development
Screenwriting Workshop I
Screenwriting Workshop II
Research, Sales and Programming
TV Studio: Basic Operations
TV Studio: Live Directing
TV Studio: Narrative
Scripted TV Production
Reality TV Production
DNews
DNews II
Choose 1 of 2 from the following:3.0
Producing for Television
Producing for Features
Total Credits46.0

D. Sports Entertainment

COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
SMT 110The Business of Sport4.0
SMT 201Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations4.0
SMT 205Sport Media Relations4.0
SMT 215Sports Ticket Sales & Operations3.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
TVPR 240Producing for Television3.0
TVIE 250TV Sports Program Strategies3.0
Sport Entertainment Concentration students also select any two of the following courses:6.0
Introduction to Sport Facility and Event Management
Sports Budgeting
Sports and the Law
Olympic Games
Sports Agents & Labor Relations
Fundraising in Sports
Corporate Sponsorship in Sports
Capital Campaigns in Athletics
Sports Contracts
Sports Publications & Graphics
Sport Economics
Risk Management in Sports
Fan Experience Management
Sport Tourism
TV Studio: Live Directing
History of Television
Total Credits48.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.


Recommended Plans of Study 

At the end of their freshman year, students select one of the following concentrations. Each concentration has its own unique Plan of Study:

(A) Visual Arts Management Concentration

Term 1Credits
EAM 130Overview of Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Social science elective3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
DSMR 100Computer Imaging I3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Entertainment Promotion and Branding 3.0
PHYS 121
or BIO 100
Physical Science for Design I
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
4.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 270Audience Development for Arts3.0
EAM 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
PHYS 122
or BIO 101
Physical Science for Design II
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
4.0
Visual Arts elective*3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
EAM 200Introduction to the Music Industry3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
Social science elective3.0
Visual Arts elective*3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 7
ARTH 101History of Art I: Ancient to Medieval3.0
EAM 301Gallery and Collection Management3.0
EAM 401 [WI] Writing for Arts Managers3.0
Business elective*4.0
Free elective*3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
ARTH 102History of Art II: Renaissance to Romanticism3.0
EAM 302Exhibition Design3.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
Visual Arts elective*3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
ARTH 103History of Art III: Modern Art3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
Visual Arts elective*3.0
Business elective*4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
EAM 471Fine Arts Market Development3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
Free elective 3.0
Visual Arts elective*3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
EAM 472Trends in Visual Arts3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Arts and Humanities Elective3.0
Free elective3.0
Visual Arts elective*3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Business elective*4.0
Free elective6.0
Visual Arts elective*3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Total Credit: 187.0

(B) Performing Arts Management

(1.) Dance Concentration

Term 1Credits
EAM 130Overview of Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Social science elective 3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
DSMR 100Computer Imaging I3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Entertainment Promotion and Branding 3.0
PHYS 121
or BIO 100
Physical Science for Design I
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
4.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 270Audience Development for Arts3.0
EAM 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
THTR 240Theatre Production I3.0
PHYS 122
or BIO 101
Physical Science for Design II
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
DANC 210Introduction to Dance3.0
EAM 200Introduction to the Music Industry3.0
EAM 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
Required ensemble0.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 7
DANC 140Ballet Technique I2.0
DANC 150
or 160
Modern Dance Technique I
Jazz Dance Technique I
2.0
DANC 160
or 170
Jazz Dance Technique I
Hip-Hop Dance Technique I
2.0
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
EAM 401 [WI] Writing for Arts Managers3.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
Required ensemble 1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
DANC 355Rhythmic Study for Dance3.0
EAM 322Performing Arts Touring3.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
Arts and Humanities Elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
DANC 201 [WI] Dance Appreciation3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
Business elective*4.0
Free Elective3.0
Required ensemble 1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 10
DANC 325 [WI] Twentieth Century Dance3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
Free elective 3.0
Ensemble1.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 11
DANC 240Dance Composition I3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Free elective6.0
Business elective4.0
Ensemble 0.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 12
EAM 325Producing for Live Entertainment3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Free elective3.0
Business elective*4.0
Free elective 3.0
Ensemble 0.0
 Term Credits14.0
Total Credit: 187.0

(2.) Performing Arts Concentration

Term 1Credits
EAM 130Overview of Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Free elective3.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
DSMR 100Computer Imaging I3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Entertainment Promotion and Branding 3.0
THTR 130Introduction to Theater Production Practicum1.0
THTR 240Theatre Production I3.0
PHYS 121
or BIO 100
Physical Science for Design I
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 270Audience Development for Arts3.0
EAM 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
PHYS 122
or BIO 101
Physical Science for Design II
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
4.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
DANC 201 [WI] Dance Appreciation3.0
EAM 200Introduction to the Music Industry3.0
EAM 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
Required ensemble0.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 7
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
EAM 401 [WI] Writing for Arts Managers3.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
THTR 115Theatrical Experience3.0
THTR 210Acting: Fundamentals3.0
Required ensemble 0.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
EAM 322Performing Arts Touring3.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
MUSC elective3.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
Required ensemble1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
DANC 210Introduction to Dance3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
Free elective3.0
MUSC elective3.0
Required ensemble 0.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
DANC 325 [WI] Twentieth Century Dance3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
Business elective*4.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Ensemble 0.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Business elective4.0
Free elective9.0
Ensemble 1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
EAM 325Producing for Live Entertainment3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Free elective3.0
Business elective*4.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Total Credit: 187.0

(3.) Theatre Concentration

Term 1Credits
EAM 130Overview of Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Free elective 3.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
DSMR 100Computer Imaging I3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Entertainment Promotion and Branding 3.0
THTR 130Introduction to Theater Production Practicum1.0
THTR 240Theatre Production I3.0
PHYS 121
or BIO 100
Physical Science for Design I
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 270Audience Development for Arts3.0
EAM 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
THTR 221 [WI] Theatre History I3.0
PHYS 122
or BIO 101
Physical Science for Design II
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
EAM 200Introduction to the Music Industry3.0
EAM 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
THTR 121 [WI] Dramatic Analysis3.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
Required ensemble 0.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 7
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
EAM 401 [WI] Writing for Arts Managers3.0
THTR 210Acting: Fundamentals3.0
Business elective*4.0
Theatre elective3.0
Required ensemble 1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
EAM 322Performing Arts Touring3.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Required ensemble 1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
THTR 211Acting: Scene Study2.0
THTR 222 [WI] Theatre History II3.0
Business elective*4.0
Required ensemble 1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
THTR 320Play Direction3.0
Business Elective4.0
Ensemble 0.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
THTR 260Production Design3.0
Free elective 6.0
Ensemble 0.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
EAM 325Producing for Live Entertainment3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Free elective6.0
Theatre elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 187.0

(C) Media Management

(1.) Digital Media Concentration

Term 1Credits
EAM 130Overview of Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Free elective 3.0
Social science elective 3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
DIGM 105Overview of Digital Media3.0
DSMR 100Computer Imaging I3.0
VSST 110Introductory Drawing3.0
PHYS 121
or BIO 100
Physical Science for Design I
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ANIM 140Computer Graphics Imagery I3.0
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Entertainment Promotion and Branding 3.0
PHYS 122
or BIO 101
Physical Science for Design II
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
EAM 200Introduction to the Music Industry3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
IDM 100Introduction to Web Development3.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
IDM 211User Interface Design I3.0
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
IDM 221Web Design I3.0
GMAP 260Overview of Computer Gaming3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
MKTG 322Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communications4.0
ANIM, GMAP or IDM elective3.0
Business elective*4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 10
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
Free elective 3.0
Business elective4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
ANIM, GMAP or IDM elective3.0
Free electives 6.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Business elective*4.0
Social science elective 3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits14.0
Total Credit: 185.0

(2.) Cinema and Television Concentration

Term 1Credits
EAM 130Overview of Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Free elective 3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
DSMR 100Computer Imaging I3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Entertainment Promotion and Branding 3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
PHYS 121
or BIO 100
Physical Science for Design I
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
PHYS 122
or BIO 101
Physical Science for Design II
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
EAM 200Introduction to the Music Industry3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 7
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
Business elective*4.0
Cinema and Television elective*3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
FMVD 286
or TVPR 240
Producing for Features
Producing for Television
3.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
Cinema & Television elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
MKTG 322Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communications4.0
Cinema and Television elective*3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
Business elective4.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 11
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Cinema and Television elective*3.0
Social science elective 3.0
Free electives 6.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Business elective*4.0
Social science elective 3.0
Free electives 6.0
 Term Credits14.0
Total Credit: 185.0

(D.) Sports Entertainment Concentration

Term 1Credits
EAM 130Overview of Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Free elective 3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
DSMR 100Computer Imaging I3.0
PHYS 121
or BIO 100
Physical Science for Design I
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
4.0
SMT 110The Business of Sport4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Entertainment Promotion and Branding 3.0
PHYS 122
or BIO 101
Physical Science for Design II
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
4.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
EAM 200Introduction to the Music Industry3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
SMT 201Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations4.0
SMT 205Sport Media Relations4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
TVIE 250TV Sports Program Strategies3.0
TVPR 240Producing for Television3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 9
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Sports Entertainment elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
SMT 215Sports Ticket Sales & Operations3.0
Business elective4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 11
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Business elective4.0
Free elective3.0
Social science elective 3.0
Sports Entertainment elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 12
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Business elective 4.0
Free electives 6.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Total Credit: 187.0
*

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Co-op/Career Opportunities

Entertainment & Arts Management prepares students for a variety of careers in both commercial and nonprofit organizations - from creative, hands-on positions to administrative and management roles.

The career possibilities in this field are extensive and include the following positions:

  • Artistic or Creative Director
  • Concert and Live Events Manager
  • Gallery Owner or Museum Manager
  • Special Events Planner
  • Marketing or Social Media Director
  • Film or TV Producer
  • Venue Manager
  • Artist Representative - Agent, Manager, or Publicist
  • Creative Content Director - Media, TV or Online

Examples of Past Co-op Jobs

EAM students work at many of the leading entertainment and arts companies in the country.  

Examples of some of the co-op employers where EAM students have worked:

  • Showtime
  • A&E Network
  • Live Nation - Midwest, Philadelphia, New York
  • AEG Live - Los Angeles
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Atlantic Records
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • Disney
  • Comcast
  • NBC Universal - NYC
  • The Onion
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • Sirius/XM Radio
  • Abrams Artist Agency – NYC
  • Red Light Management - NYC
  • Fox News Channel
  • Warner Music Group
  • Nashville Casting
  • Rain Management Group
  • The Trocadero
  • XFINITY Live! Philadelphia
  • Asbury Lanes
  • Cosi Television NY
  • World Café Live!
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Sesame Workshop
  • Upright Citizens Brigade
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Webster Hall NYC
  • Philadelphia Theatre Company
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Pennsylvania Ballet
  • Arden Theatre Company

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

About the Accelerated Degree Program (BS/MBA)

Available to students majoring in entertainment and arts management  (4-year with co-op), this dual degree program combines study in the management of the arts and entertainment industries along with the MBA degree. The program is designed to allow students to complete both the bachelor's degree and the Master of Business Administration degree in five years.

Incoming freshmen selected for this program will generally have a minimum of 1350 on the SAT, a GPA of 3.5 or better, and rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class. A strong candidate for this program will have taken significant AP coursework while in high school.

Degree requirements

BS in Entertainment & Arts Management

MBA Requirements

BS/MBA students may be waived from three MBA Enterprise Management courses, assuming a grade of B or better is earned in specified undergraduate courses. Students can review the Waiver Policies for the Statement of Curriculum Standing on the LeBow College's web site for additional information. Students who complete MIS 200 in their undergraduate program will, in addition, be waived from a fourth MBA course (MIS 612).

The above conditions hold only for fully accepted BS/MBA students as identified by Enrollment Management.

Additional requirements for the dual degree program

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 is required throughout the program.
  • Students must take the GMAT examination and achieve a minimum score of 570 prior to the end of the tenth term in order to continue in the program. It is recommended that students take the GMAT examination late in the student's third year.
  • Students must submit an acceptable of plan of study at least three terms before anticipated start of graduate part of the program.

Students should visit the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design for more information.

Minor in Entertainment & Arts Management

Drexel's Entertainment & Arts Management (EAM) minor program gives students an introduction to the challenging industry of entertainment and arts business. The selected curriculum gives students a basis in entertainment finance, promotion, business planning, intellectual property rights, cultural literacy, and artist representation. Students in Drexel’s EAM minor do not choose concentrations but rather take a core selection of classes and then select nine hours of electives in order to customize their learning.

The EAM minor is open to all undergraduate students in the Drexel University system; no prerequisites or department approval needed.

Program Requirements

EAM 130Overview of Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Entertainment Promotion and Branding 3.0
Select three courses from the following:9.0
Introduction to the Music Industry
Audience Development for Arts
Gallery and Collection Management
Exhibition Design
Social Media in Entertainment
Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts
Volunteer and Board Management
Box Office and Venue Management
Performing Arts Touring
Producing for Live Entertainment
Arts, Culture and Society
Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers
Media and Entertainment Business
Writing for Arts Managers
Entertainment Publishing
Fine Arts Market Development
Trends in Visual Arts
Special Topics in Entertainment & Arts Management
Special Topics in Entertainment & Arts Management
Total Credits24.0

College of Media Arts and Design Facilities

Our college offers high-quality facilities and resources to its students including a state-of-the-art black-box theatre, HD film screening rooms, rehearsal studios, event venues, and more.  The following are some links for more information about some of our facilities.

Entertainment and Arts Management Faculty

Lawrence Epstein, MBA (Cornell University) Department Head, Arts & Entertainment Enterprise. Teaching Professor. Media Finance, Station Group Management Media Analytics, Financial, Technical and Strategic Planning. Technology Assessment and Management, New Venture Management
Julie Hawkins, MFA (Temple University). Associate Professor. Cultural policy, political activism in the arts, changes in economic and social policy, arts sector changes.
Brian Moore, MS, MFA (Drexel University; Louisiana State University) Program Director, BS in Entertainment and Arts Management. Associate Professor. Commercial entertainment: film, theatre, television. Nonprofit organizations: theatre, general fund development; strategic planning; communications and marketing; executive management.
Amy Scheidegger, MS (Drexel University). Adjunct Instructor. Working artist teaching audience development, advocacy and strategic management. Creator of the Artistic Rebuttal Book Project.
Neville Vakharia, MS (Drexel University) Program Director. Assistant Professor. Technology in the arts, strategic planning and evaluation, management and leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.
David Weiss Adjunct Instructor. VP at Freeman's Auction House, Host of Antiques Roadshow on PBC; Teaches Fine Art Market Development
Brannon Wiles, JD (Columbia University School of Law). Assistant Professor. Producing for commercial theatre, law and the arts, contract negotiation, labor relations, budgeting and company management.
Justin Wineburgh, JD (Widener University). Adjunct Professor. Teaching Law for Entertainment and Arts Management. CEO of Alkemy-X production company.
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