University of Southern California

School of Cinematic Arts

Graduate Certificate in the Business of Entertainment

The graduate certificate in the business of entertainment program provides graduate-level education in various aspects of the business of film, television, and new media.

Select 16 units from the following:

COURSES (16 units) UNITS
CNTV 521 The World of the Producer 4
CNTV 522 The Television Industry: Networks, Cable and the Internet 4
CNTV 523 Feature Film Financing and the Studio System 4
CNTV 524 Digital Technologies and the Entertainment Industry 4
CNTV 525 Entertainment Marketing in Today’s Environment 4
CNTV 589 Graduate Film Seminar 2 or 4, max 8
CTPR 560 Seminar in Motion Picture Distribution, Budgeting, and Management 2 or 4, max 8
CTPR 561 Publicity for Cinema and Television 4
CTPR 562 Seminar in Motion Picture Business 2 or 4, max 8
CTPR 563 The Business of Representation 4

Successful completion of a graduate certificate program is acknowledged by a certificate awarded by the university.

Admission to the graduate certificate in the business of entertainment program is only open to current USC graduate students. Courses credited to graduate certificate programs may be completed in conjunction with course work required for a graduate degree program in which the student is already enrolled. Applicability of courses to the student’s primary degree program is determined by the student’s home department.

Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree with at least a 3.0 GPA. For further information contact the School of Cinematic Arts Office of Student-Industry Relations, SCA 235, (213) 740-4432.