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What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Full-time students can complete the program in 4 years.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Students may enter the program in Fall, Spring or Summer semester.


Media Entrepreneurship, B.I.S.

The Media Entrepreneurship degree program prepares students for success in the fast-changing media industry, armed with an understanding of current business dynamics and opportunities. Students acquire the skills they need to start their own media and arts enterprises and to bring innovative and entrepreneurial thinking to their work as content creators.

Working with an adviser, students in this interdisciplinary program curate their experience, selecting from a long list of courses options. Students combine classes in a core craft — such as film production, music industries or graphic design — with classes offered by the Creative Media Industries Institute in media and arts entrepreneurship.

Throughout the program, students examine organizational culture, emerging and traditional business models, opportunities and challenges presented by the start-up climate, and discuss how to leverage digital media tools in an entrepreneurial context. Students can develop their skills at cultivating followers and building audiences, tailor social media outreach to arts-interested fans and learn about trademark and legal issues faced by enterprising artists.

Given Atlanta’s booming media production scene, and the tremendous role played in the city by visionary media entrepreneurs like Tyler Perry and Ted Turner, a program that prepares you to convert your artistic passions into a media or arts start-up may be the perfect way to launch your career.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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Students in the program will take part in at least one academically credited internship experience before graduation.

For a full list of courses available in the Media Entrepreneurship bachelor's program, see the course catalog.

For detailed information about media entrepreneurship courses, contact Judiffier Pearson, at [email protected].

Georgia State tuition information can be found at Student Financial Services.

Students will gain grounding in the skills they need to start their own businesses and to bring innovative and entrepreneurial thinking to traditional media organizations.

For more information about interdisciplinary (B.I.S.) programs at Georgia State, go to: interdisciplinary-majors-bis


The program is designed to prepare students to become media entrepreneurs in music, news, television, game development, social media and a wide range of other fields in arts and entertainment.

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David Cheshier
Director of Academic Programs, Creative Media Industries Institute
[email protected]


Judiffier Pearson
Lecturer in Media Entrepreneurship
[email protected]

The Creative Media Industries Institute is located at: 
25 Park Place, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303