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Bachelor of Science in Event and Entertainment Management

The global growth of events and entertainment presents a unique career opportunity for those with a passion for planning and organizing events such as conferences, concerts, fairs, festivals, social events, trade shows, exhibits, online events, and special events.

The Bachelor of Science in Event and Entertainment Management teaches students the foundation for seamless event planning—including concept development, event location and facilities management, event marketing, risk and crisis planning, logistics and post-event analysis. Students are encouraged to find internships that focus on the development of these skills so that they are fully prepared to seamlessly adjust to working full-time in the events industry immediately upon graduation.

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Concentrations

Students in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) are highly encouraged to acquire additional skills in specific aspects of the industry of focus. Core STHM classes (i.e. Foundations of Leisure) provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in event and entertainment management.

Development of these specific competencies, combined with internships and industry-related hours provides students with very marketable skills and the knowledge and experience that will set them apart from the competition.

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Event and Entertainment Management at STHM are required to complete twelve credits of major electives.

Students can declare their concentration online or by speaking with their academic advisor.

To declare, rescind or change your concentration, click here.

Tourism and Hospitality Management Concentration

This concentration consists of electives based in tourism and hospitality and is designed for students that are interested in planning meetings, conferences, weddings and/or social events. Students in this concentration take four of the following courses:

  • STHM 3424 – The Business of Social Events and Weddings
  • THM 3321 – Tourism Planning and Development
  • THM 3322 – Destination Management Organizations
  • THM 3324 – Hospitality Operations
  • THM 3328 – Gaming and Casino Management
  • THM 3329 – Revenue Management in Tourism and Hospitality
  • THM 4322 – Designing Tourism Experiences
Live Entertainment Concentration

This concentration consists of electives within the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts and is designed for students interested in live entertainment planning such as theater, concerts and shows.

Students in this concentration take four of the following courses:

  • THTR 2411 – Stage Management I
  • THTR 3442 – Theater Management I
  • THTR 2721 – Scene Design I
  • THTR 2512 – Lighting Design I
  • THTR 3031 – Lighting, Sound and Video Technology
  • THTR 2501 – Theater Safety and Management
  • THTR 2713 – Design Drafting

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