Entertainment and Arts Management
3501 Market Street
URBN Center, Suite 210
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Program Goals and Objectives
In 2016, the global entertainment market is projected to exceed $2 trillion, according to a report published in Billboard magazine, a key industry trade publication. In 2017, the U.S. is expected to account for $632.09 billion, or 29.4 percent of the worldwide total of more than $2.152 trillion, according to the report. The Entertainment & Arts Management (EAM) program prepares students for leadership careers in this tremendous global industry that shows no signs of slowing down.
Drexel's EAM program prepares students for this challenge by providing both a specialized curriculum - through which students may choose an arts or media concentration - with a nationally-ranked cooperative education component. Students in Drexel’s EAM program choose concentrations in media management, performing arts management, or visual arts management. However, unlike other undergraduate programs in this field, students are not required to choose a nonprofit or for-profit focus. This gives EAM students increased flexibility when choosing their career paths - a distinct professional advantage in today’s ever-changing arts and entertainment industries.
Dual Degree Option
BS/MBA: This dual degree program combines study in the areas of entertainment & arts management 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. 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 freshman application. Students who are accepted into the accelerated program must maintain a 3.2 GPA as an EAM undergraduate and submit 2 letters of recommendation and meet minimum GMAT requirements at the time of application to the MBA program.
BS/MS: Students who complete the EAM program may also choose to pursue a graduate degree at Drexel in Arts Administration. Students who apply for the graduate Arts Administration program and graduate with a 3.5 GPA in the last two years of the EAM degree program are automatically accepted into the program.
The Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is ready to help you achieve your academic and career goals. We encourage you to meet with us at events around the country or at our inspiring URBN Center facilities located in the heart of Philadelphia. We look forward to personally meeting you.
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