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6 College Degrees to Help You Break into the Entertainment Industry


For most of us, earning a college degree is one of the best things we can do to further our professional goals. By earning a degree, we are not only acquiring a certain skillset and education of our desired course of study; we are also showing potential employers that we’ve accomplished something we put our minds to.

Having talent in the entertainment industry is still very important, but having a college degree to back up your talent can make you an even more valuable candidate for future job positions.

Here are 6 college degrees to help you break into the entertainment industry.

  1. Digital FilmBEAU

This degree is for people who see themselves hard at work behind the camera. An associate degree in digital film provides students with a comprehensive look at digital video and HD production, including scripting, storyboarding, camera operation, lighting, sound, editing, motion graphics, color grading, and DVD design and authoring.

Most graduates of the program are prepared for entry-level employment as scriptwriters, storyboard artists, camera operators, sound assistants, lighting assistants, production assistants, video editors, motion graphic developers, DVD designers and production developers.

  1. Music & Entertainment Business

If you want to learn everything involved in the business side of the music and entertainment industry, consider earning an associate degree in music and entertainment business. This degree provides students with media marketing and management skills required in the growing field.

Students who graduate from the program will be prepared for entry-level positions or entrepreneurial pursuits in the entertainment industry. Job possibilities include artist manager, music promoter, concert promoter, record producer and booking agent.

  1. Music Production & Engineering

BEAUThis program trains students for work as producer-engineers who are musically and technically creative, proficient in modern recording technology and have a strong understanding of the creative multimedia production marketplace.

Graduates of the program understand the fundamentals of audio production including acoustics, audio signal flow, recording, music theory, digital audio workstations, MIDI sequencing and music and entertainment business essentials.

  1. Sound Design for Visual Media

People interested in becoming sound professionals would be wise to earn an associate degree in sound design for visual media.

Topics covered in the program include advanced field and location audio recording, boom operation, ADR recording and editing, Foley recording and editing, sound design, synchronization, sound effects creation and the creation and recording of music for visual media application.

Graduates will be able to use a digital audio workstation to create, capture, edit, process and mix sound for video. 

  1. BFA: Comic and Sequential Art SpecializationBEAU

The bachelor of fine arts degree in visual design with a comic and sequential art specialization provides students with the knowledge, technical skills and professional habits required for entry-level positions and future advancement in a multitude of visual arts careers.

Some career possibilities include storyboard artist, cartoonist, character designer for games, concept illustrator, graphic novel creator, syndicated comic artist and screenwriter.

  1. BFA: Stage and Screen Design Specialization

If you’re fascinated by everything that goes into a theatrical production, consider a bachelor of fine arts degree in visual design with a stage and screen design specialization. Learn all about scenery, costumes, lighting, sound and media in today’s theater and entertainment industries.

Request more information or call 877-437-6060 and an admissions representative will be happy to speak with you.