Introduction to the Business of Entertainment


The Introduction to the Business of Entertainment course provides students with an overview of the entertainment industry, including music, film, print media, broadcasting, video games, live entertainment, the internet and online media. During this course students will examine these various segments from a historical perspective and the key technological advancements that have allowed these industries to evolve. Most notably, this course will look at the economic structure of the entertainment industries, current trends that are shaping the future of the entertainment industries and the often conflicted relationship between art and commerce.

SKU: ONT-T100 Category:

Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to the Entertainment Industry
  • Overview of the Music Business
  • The Recording Industry
  • The Radio Broadcast Industry
  • The Film Industry
  • Filmmaking
  • Television
  • The Live Event Industry
  • The Video Game Industry
  • Music Publishing
  • The Internet & Online Media
  • The World of Advertising