SDSU's Entertainment Management Certificate is available through the Semester at SDSU program of SDSU Global Campus.

This certificate program focuses on backstage management of people and technology in the performing arts. The certificate is designed for students who desire careers as producers, managers, and entrepreneurs in the area of live performing arts.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-On Experience
    Students will study and gain experience in stage production and event management as well as business principles of television, film, and marketing entertainment.

  • Management Skills
    Students will build a foundation of knowledge for positions in managerial and business environments in the creative, cultural, and events industries.

  • Official Transcript
    Credits earned are listed on an official SDSU transcript and may be transferable to other universities.

For course descriptions and class schedules, please visit Please be aware not all courses are offered every semester.

Students must receive a C grade (2.0) or higher in each course to receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Please note that SDSU Global Campus cannot guarantee enrollment in specific university courses. Students enroll in classes on a space-available basis.

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Semester at SDSU Entertainment Management Certificate

Number of weeks


Hours of instruction

Varies according to course enrollment. Minimum 12 units undergraduate/9 units graduate


TOEFL 61, IELTS 5.5, or Duolinguo 90. Proof of English proficiency is required with application. For Duolingo, please have your test score sent to "San Diego State University - Global Campus". Other acceptable English proficiency can be found HERE.

Dates and Costs

See Semester at SDSU Calendar & Fees (All prices and dates are subject to change.)