Entertainment management is focused on managing and delivering creative content. Roles include both administrative and “creative” management positions. In music management, there are a variety of areas with opportunities to develop a career on the business, creative, or tech side of the music industry. In sports management, common roles include data and analytics, sales (ticket, digital, licensing/merchandising), operations, legal and athlete representation, marketing and brand partnerships, production, media, business strategy, and IT.
Entertainment, TV, media, film, and sports internships are very competitive. Studio, agency, or company websites are among the best resources for finding internships. While you may apply online, you will significantly increase your likelihood of success by networking with alumni in the industry through informational interviews or other points of contact. For those interested in the entertainment industry, the alumni-created and run Harvardwood is extremely helpful.
The path to a full-time opportunity in entertainment isn’t always straightforward. The business side has some structured opportunities with well-defined application procedures and requirements like the NFL Rotational Program or the NBCUniversal Page Program. Entertainment is generally considered an “apprenticeship” industry, and many people start out as assistants.
Graduate and Professional Programs
Entry-level opportunities in entertainment, TV, media, film, and sports are accessible with an undergraduate liberal arts degree. For specialized areas, postgraduate programs can provide valuable industry knowledge and contacts. Once you have your foot in the door, advancing within an organization may require advanced business and/or other training combined with practical experience.
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