Online Entertainment Degree Programs

Many online entertainment programs revolve around principles, and theories of the entertainment industry in relation to business and distribution practices. Read on to learn about online degree programs, and courses you'll take in the different programs. Schools offering Acting degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Entertainment Degrees Can I Earn Online?

There are a wide variety of entertainment degrees offered via the Internet. Before jumping into the degree pool you must decide what aspect of entertainment you want to be a part of. Depending on the career you want, you may be looking in the wrong area. Actors, for instance, really need to be looking at performance and theater, while sound technicians should study audio engineering.

If you're still sure you want an entertainment degree, there are a large number of possibilities open for you. If you were to study on campus, your options would include arts and entertainment, entertainment law and entertainment and theater. Online availability relies on what area of study you decide on. For instance, many for-profit accredited colleges offer an online bachelor's degree program in entertainment (or media) business. Other public and private schools offer online degrees in entertainment technology (sometimes called digital media). These are two of the more common online offerings.

Online DegreesAssociate's and bachelor's degrees available
Business CourseworkFinance, accounting, advertising, distribution
Technology CourseworkSocial media, animation, game development, streaming media

What Will I Study In An Entertainment Business Program?

Entertainment and media business programs provide training in finance, accounting, advertising and business management. Your program should help you understand the overall industry, as well as media distribution and public reactions. Some experience with the entertainment industry, or an associate degree in a related subject, could be beneficial. After you have completed a bachelor's degree program in this study you can consider a career as a public relations representative, public opinion researcher, media planner, media buyer, media producer or a production technician.

What Will I Study In An Entertainment Technology Program?

An entertainment or digital media technology program prepares you for working in the entertainment industry producing digital graphics. You'll study social media outlets, distribution platforms, streaming media, packaging, animation, game development and project management. You'll also study web design, which plays a prominent role in advertising and delivering media, and post-production techniques such as visual effects.

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