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Program: Minor in Entertainment Media Management

Program Description

This 18-unit minor, with an emphasis in Entertainment Media Management, provides a focused study of issues encountered in entertainment media management.


Academic advisement is required. The advisor’s signature will be required prior to registration each semester. Students must observe all CTVA advisement dates and check with an advisor on a regular basis: take advantage of his or her counsel in all aspects of the educational experience at Cal State Northridge.


Note that many of the courses in the Entertainment Media Management minor require prerequisites. Students must be sure that they qualify for enrollment in each course or obtain permission from the instructor.

Grades in the Minor

Students must have a “C” or better in all CTVA courses.


Department of Cinema and Television Arts
Chair: Dianah Wynter
Manzanita Hall (MZ) 195
(818) 677-3192

CTVA Advisor: (818) 677-3192 or

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. An advanced knowledge of the jargon of programming, research, sales, operations and program development.
  2. An understanding regarding the economics and utility of individual electronic media as sources of entertainment and information to consumers, as platforms for advertising to these consumers and the mechanics of media advertising sales.
  3. A comprehensive knowledge of the postproduction process, the steps that take place between production and final delivery. This includes scheduling and budgeting, the processes and procedures involved in a film laboratory, setting up and managing an edit room, and planning and carrying out cost-effective on-lines, color corrections and titling sessions.
  4. An advanced understanding of the practical means of analyzing audiences for the mass media.
  5. A comprehensive ability to examine the operations, strategies, structures and financial opportunities of broadcast and cable networks.
  6. An advanced understanding of current issues and challenges in media law and regulation, including an advanced knowledge of media law terminology and jargon.
  7. Professional-level problem solving within a studio-based facility with the processes, issues and strategies involved in the development of broadcast/cable network programs from inception to completion.