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IMPACT POWERED BY CREATIVITY


A Joint Degree Program with Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts

GREAT STORIES NEED GREAT LEADERS


Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM)

Year One in Pittsburgh. Year Two in Los Angeles.

The next generation of entertainment producers, creators, and leaders will use cutting edge technologies and data analytics—rather than gut feeling—to make smarter decisions. Heinz College prepares you for this playing field through hands-on experiences, highly desirable skills, and priceless relationships with the dual-city Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) program.

Combining the renowned creative power of CMU’s College of Fine Arts with the management and quantitative expertise of Heinz College, MEIM readies you to have an impact on development, marketing, production, distribution, and strategy at all levels across a global entertainment marketplace.

As a MEIM student, you will spend your first year taking core technology, analytical, and leadership classes at CMU’s main campus in Pittsburgh and gaining exposure to the industry, including a networking weekend in New York City. You’ll then spend your entire second year in Los Angeles, completing your studies while gaining access and experience working a full-time internship in the film, TV, gaming, or music industries.

Across the two-year program, students have many invaluable opportunities for experiential learning, such as exclusive on-site class seminars with leading industry executives, Capstone Projects working with major entertainment clients, and cohort trips to film festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, and Cannes.

Our faculty and students work on some of the industry’s most exciting problems:

  • Influencing what gets made in the age of digital, streaming, and big data
  • Pioneering the next wave of VR and AR entertainment
  • Protecting the privacy of consumers and the intellectual property of creators
  • Mapping how the Internet of Things influences media usage
  • Building dynamic pricing options to increase revenue
  • Revolutionizing how international co-productions come together
  • Measuring social media’s impact on the box office

#1 Analytics Program

Learn How Data is Disrupting the Entertainment Industry at the Top Analytics Program in the World

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Second Year in Los Angeles

After an Impactful First Year Core in Pittsburgh, Spend Your Second Year in L.A. Learning From Industry Professionals

MEIM IN L.A.

Film Festivals

Attend Sundance, SXSW, and Cannes, Among Many Other Exciting and Exclusive Industry Experiences

Experiential Learning

More Than Just a Foot in the Door

80 Percent of MEIM Graduates Find Full-Time Employment in the Entertainment Industry Within 3 Months of Graduation

Careers

MEIM: Laying the Groundwork in Year One


Elise Riveron (MEIM '12) and Jonny Paterson (MEIM '12) talk about their experiences in Pittsburgh in year one, gaining the skills they'd need to excel in the industry.

MEIM: Packing Up for Year Two


Students share the hope, excitement, promise—and logistics—of the move from Pittsburgh to L.A. for the MEIM program's second year.

Accelerated Master's Programs

Earn your bachelor's and MEIM in five years instead of six

Students in undergraduate programs at Carnegie Mellon University and Allegheny College can earn their bachelor’s and MEIM degrees together in five years instead of six.

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California Regulations


California Private Postsecondary Education Act: the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) came into existence on January 1, 2010, following passage of Assembly Bill 48, known as the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8).

This information is specific to Carnegie Mellon University's Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) program.