Our graduates prepare for careers in music and entertainment management by working with some of Houston’s top recording industry experts.

The Entertainment and Recording Industry Management (ERM) program offers students a bachelor’s degree in one of most exciting, dynamic and constantly evolving careers: the management of entertainment and recording companies. Participants will learn how to successfully manage events and activities in various entertainment and recording business platforms. Faculty with real-world experience teach students the evolving technical trends of licensing, branding, sponsorship, finance, and digital capture and the changing face of distribution. This program is essential to anyone going to work in the entertainment and recording field in a management capacity. There is an exceptionally high demand from companies who are seeking job applicants with formal training in the entertainment and recording business.

The Entertainment and Recording Industry Management major requires a minor in one of the following areas: music; business administration; accounting; finance; human performance; radio, television, and film; social sciences, or another minor approved by the academic advisor.

Qualified transfer students may transfer up to thirty (30) credit hours from a degree program from a community college or an accredited institution in any technical area related to Entertainment and the Recording Industry in lieu of declaring a minor.


Introduction to the Recording Industry (ERM 130)  Close

Introduction to the Recording Industry

Examines the development, current policies and issues, organizational structure, function and Economics, domestic and global institutions of the recording industry.

Prerequisite(s): None

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to Entertainment Business and Financing (ERM 205)  Open
Introduction to Entertainment Production Tools (ERM 210)  Open
Ethnic Entertainment (ERM 305)  Open
Publishing and Media Policy (ERM 310)  Open
Artist Management (ERM 320)  Open
Business Development and Portfolio (ERM 330)  Open
Advanced Entertainment Production (ERM 410)Techniques: Practice and Theory (ERM  Open
Merchandising and Branding (ERM 420)  Open
Entertainment Management (ERM 450)  Open
Master Projects (ERM 499)  Open