Master of Entertainment Industry Management

The Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) program provides comprehensive academic, professional and experiential training for entrepreneurial leadership in all screen-based entertainment media.

As traditional motion picture, television and video game businesses are merging into an integrated digital entertainment landscape, the MEIM program provides students with the most applicable skills to successfully learn development, production, marketing, distribution and exhibition practices across all entertainment platforms.

The MEIM program is more than a film producing, TV producing or game development degree. It is a hands-on path to mastering the fundamentals of today’s entertainment industry. At Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus, first-year students are provided a solid foundation through quantifiable business and financial management classes taught by Heinz College’s world-renowned faculty. Moving to Los Angeles for the second year, students learn from top entertainment industry professionals at the MEIM Center, located within minutes of NBC/Universal, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Studios/ABC Television, CBS, and DreamWorks Animation. This second year is also a rigorous professional practicum, with students supplementing their full academic course load with 4 days per week in internships with top entertainment companies, including major studios, talent agencies, management firms, game publishers, marketing and distribution companies, broadcast and cable networks, and production companies.

Features & Benefits:

  • Heinz College’s world-class core management curriculum.
  • Available course offerings at Carnegie Mellon's renown, College of Fine Arts.
  • Hands-on training through multiple professional internships.
  • Unparalleled professional networking opportunities for career development.
  • A progressive program focused on the entertainment business of tomorrow.
  • Small class sizes and collaborative faculty relationships.
  • Individualized career development counseling with industry veterans as well as career services professionals.
  • First-year class trip to New York City for two-day networking events.
  • First-year class trip to South By Southwest Interactive Conference & Film Festival in Austin, TX.
  • Second-year class Trip to Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT.
  • Student membership to select networking organizations during second year of program.
  • Active professional mentorship community, including MEIM alumni, industry leaders & corporate partners.
  • Second-year thesis (Capstone) sponsored by leading industry partners as a strategic research project.