Carnegie Mellon University

Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy

Master of Entertainment Industry Management


5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MEIM, Master of Entertainment Industry Managment

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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. Carnegie Mellon University 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.

An industry-centered professional degree that stands apart from all others, MEIM provides greater quantitative management and strategic skills than a film school, and more entertainment-relevant coursework and experiences than a business school. Quickly emerging as the premier training program for entertainment professionals in the U.S. and globally, MEIM empowers students to go beyond the classroom and make connections in the film, TV, gaming, and music industries with an immersive second year in Los Angeles.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education

International Student Requirements:

All applicants whose native language (mother tongue) is NOT English must submit an official score report from the TOEFL (25 in each section) or IELTS (7 in each section). The only exceptions are for students who have worked or studied for five or more years in Australia, Botswana, Canada, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, and/or Zambia.the U.S. or South Africa.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 24800 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 24800 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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