Entertainment and Arts Management

Major: Entertainment and 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: 51.
1001
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 13-1011

About the Program

The Entertainment and 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 and Arts Management program may also choose to pursue a graduate degree at Drexel University in arts administration 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

EXCLUSIVE to students majoring in Entertainment and Arts Management (4-year with co-op) is 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 and 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. 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 and 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 *26.0-21.0
Entertainment and Arts Management Core Requirements
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
DSMR 100Computer Imaging I3.0
EAM 130Overview of Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
EAM 461Entertainment Publishing3.0
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
Select one of the following:4.0
Managerial Accounting Foundations
Accounting and Finance for Nonfinancial Professionals
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 *55.0-60.0
Total Credits185.0-187.0
*

Minimum number of free electives depends on chosen concentration.

**

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: Modern Art3.0
EAM 270Audience Development for Arts3.0
EAM 301Gallery and Collection Management3.0
EAM 302Exhibition Design3.0
EAM 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
EAM 401Writing for Arts Managers3.0
EAM 471Fine Arts Market Development3.0
EAM 472Trends in Visual Arts3.0
Visual Arts students select 24 additional credits from the following:24.0
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 Credits57.0

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 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
EAM 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
EAM 322Performing Arts Touring and Promotion3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
EAM 401Writing for Arts Managers3.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
THTR 240Theatre Production I3.0
DANC Electives6.0
Six terms of Dance ensembles (DANC 131 -132)3.0
Total Credits60.0

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 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
EAM 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
EAM 322Performing Arts Touring and Promotion3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
EAM 401Writing for Arts Managers3.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
MUSC 331World Musics3.0
MUSC 333Afro-American Music USA3.0
MUSC 338 [WI] American Popular Music3.0
THTR 115Theatrical Experience3.0
THTR 210Acting: Fundamentals3.0
THTR 240Theatre Production I3.0
THTR Theatre Elective3.0
Six terms of Performing Arts ensembles (3 classes must be taken for 1 credit each. One must be THTR 130)3.0
Total Credits60.0

3. Theatre Concentration

EAM 270Audience Development for Arts3.0
EAM 312Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts3.0
EAM 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
EAM 322Performing Arts Touring and Promotion3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
EAM 401Writing 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
Two Theatre (THTR) electives6.0
Six terms of Theatre Practicum Courses *4.0
Total Credits57.0
*

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 150Mass Media and Society3.0
COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COM 335Electronic Publishing3.0
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
DIGM 105Overview of Digital Media3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
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 Credits58.0

2. Cinema and Television Concentration

COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COM 335Electronic Publishing3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
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
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
TVPR 212TV Commercials and Promos3.0
Select three from the following:9.0
Documentary Video Production
Narrative Video Production
Experimental Video Production
Intermediate Lighting
Intermediate Editing
Producing for Features
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
Scripted TV Production
TV Field: Industrials
Reality TV Production
Producing for Television
Total Credits55.0

D. Sports Entertainment

COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COM 335Electronic Publishing3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
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
TVPR 340Remote TV Production3.0
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 Credits60.0

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 Center. 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. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


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
Arts and Humanities 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
Social science elective3.0
Free Elective6.0
 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] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
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 Track elective*3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
EAM 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
Social science elective3.0
Visual Arts Track elective*3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
ARTH 101History of Art I: Ancient to Medieval3.0
EAM 301Gallery and Collection Management3.0
EAM 401Writing for Arts Managers3.0
Visual Arts Track elective*3.0
Business elective*4.0
 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 Track elective*3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
ARTH 103History of Art: Modern Art3.0
Visual Arts Track elective*3.0
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
Business elective*4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
EAM 461Entertainment Publishing3.0
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 Track elective*3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 11
EAM 472Trends in Visual Arts3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Visual Arts Track elective*3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Visual Arts Track elective*3.0
Free electives6.0
Business elective*4.0
 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
Arts and Humanities 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
Social science elective 3.0
Free elective6.0
 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] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
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 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
Required ensemble0.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
DANC 140Ballet Technique I2.0
DANC 150
or 160
Modern Dance Technique I
Jazz Dance Technique I
2.0
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
EAM 401Writing for Arts Managers3.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
DANC 170Hip-Hop Dance Technique I2.0
Required ensemble 1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
DANC 355Rhythmic Study for Dance3.0
EAM 322Performing Arts Touring and Promotion3.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
Required ensemble 1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
DANC 201 [WI] Dance Appreciation3.0
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
EAM 350Arts, Culture and Society3.0
Required ensemble 1.0
Business elective*4.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 10
DANC 325 [WI] Twentieth Century Dance3.0
EAM 461Entertainment Publishing3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
Dance (DANC) elective 3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
DANC 240Dance Composition I3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Free electives 9.0
Ensemble 0.0
Business elective4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 12
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Ensemble 0.0
Free electives 6.0
Business elective*4.0
Dance (DANC) elective 3.0
 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
Arts and Humanities 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 elective6.0
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] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
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 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
Required ensemble0.0
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 7
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
EAM 401Writing 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 Touring and Promotion3.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
MUSC 331World Musics3.0
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
MUSC 333Afro-American Music USA3.0
Free elective3.0
Required ensemble 0.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
DANC 325 [WI] Twentieth Century Dance3.0
EAM 461Entertainment Publishing3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
Ensemble 0.0
Business elective*4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Business elective4.0
Free electives 6.0
Theatre elective*3.0
Ensemble 1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
MUSC 338 [WI] American Popular Music3.0
Free electives 6.0
Business elective*4.0
 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
Arts and Humanities 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 6.0
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] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
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 313Volunteer and Board Management3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
THTR 121 [WI] Dramatic Analysis3.0
Required ensemble 0.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
EAM 401Writing for Arts Managers3.0
THTR 210Acting: Fundamentals3.0
EAM 321Box Office and Venue Management3.0
Business elective*4.0
Theatre elective*3.0
Required ensemble 1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
EAM 322Performing Arts Touring and Promotion3.0
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 461Entertainment Publishing3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
THTR 320Play Direction3.0
Free elective 3.0
Ensemble 0.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
THTR 260Production Design3.0
Free elective 9.0
Social Science elective3.0
Ensemble 0.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 12
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Theatre elective*3.0
Free electives 6.0
Business elective*4.0
 Term Credits14.0
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
Arts and Humanities 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 6.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
DIGM 105Overview of Digital Media3.0
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
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
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
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
IDM 100Introduction to Web Development3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
IDM 211User Interface Design I3.0
Business elective 4.0
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 8
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
IDM 221Web Design I3.0
GMAP 260Overview of Computer Gaming3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
MKTG 322Advertising Integrated Marketing Communications4.0
Business elective*4.0
ANIM, GMAP or IDM elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 10
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
EAM 461Entertainment Publishing3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Free electives 9.0
ANIM, GMAP or IDM elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
COM 335Electronic Publishing3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Business elective*4.0
Social science elective 3.0
Free elective3.0
 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
Arts and Humanities 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 6.0
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] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
PHYS 121
or BIO 100
Physical Science for Design I
Applied Cells, Genetics Physiology
4.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 5
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting 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 150Mass Media and Society3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 7
COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
Business elective*4.0
Cinema and Television elective*3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
Free elective3.0
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
MKTG 322Advertising Integrated Marketing Communications4.0
Business elective*4.0
Cinema and Television elective*3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 10
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COM 335Electronic Publishing3.0
EAM 461Entertainment Publishing3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
TVPR 212TV Commercials and Promos3.0
 Term Credits17.0
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
Social science elective 3.0
Business elective*4.0
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
Arts and Humanities 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 6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
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
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
EAM 261Copyrights and Trademarks3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
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 150Mass Media and Society3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
EAM 361Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 7
COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
SMT 201Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations4.0
SMT 205Sport Media Relations4.0
TVPR 240Producing for Television3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
TVPR 340Remote TV Production3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 9
EAM 340Artist Representation and Management3.0
Business elective 4.0
Sports Entertainment elective 3.0
Free electives 6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COM 335Electronic Publishing3.0
EAM 461Entertainment Publishing3.0
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
SMT 215Sports Ticket Sales Operations3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 11
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Business elective4.0
Free electives 3.0
Sports Entertainment elective 3.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 12
EAM 491Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project1.0
Social science elective 3.0
Free electives 6.0
Business elective 4.0
 Term Credits14.0
Total Credit: 190.0
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Co-op/Career Opportunities

Entertainment and 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
  • Grant writer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Production and development executive
  • Promoter
  • Publicist
  • Talent agent

Examples of Past Co-op Jobs

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

Example co-op jobs where EAM students have worked:

  • Showtime
  • Dick Clark Productions
  • Live Nation
  • AEG Live
  • Data Garden
  • Atlantic Records
  • CBS 3 / CW Philly
  • Disney
  • Comcast
  • NBC Universal - NYC
  • The Onion
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • Sirius/XM Radio
  • Abrams Artist Agency – NYC
  • Red Light Management - NYC
  • ACM Talent - NYC
  • Melanie Briggs Casting
  • Nashville Casting
  • Rain Management Group
  • The Trocadero
  • XFINITY Live! Philadelphia
  • Asbury Lanes
  • Mann Performing Arts Center
  • World Café Live!
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Manhattan Theatre Club
  • Sesame Workshop
  • Upright Citizens Brigade
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Webster Hall NYC
  • Milk & Honey - LA
  • Philadelphia Theatre Company
  • Joffrey Ballet School
  • 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)

Only 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 and 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 611).

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.

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

Rick Dorfman Adjunct Instructor. Artist representation.
Lawrence Epstein, MBA (Cornell University) Interim 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) Program Director, MS in Arts Administration. Assistant 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. Assistant Teaching 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
Scott Schwartz, JD (University of Buffalo). Adjunct Professor. General counsel at Dansko, LLC; teaches Copyright & Trademarks.
Neville Vakharia, MS (Drexel University) Research 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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