Arts & Entertainment Management

A Guide to Studying Arts & Entertainment Management in Europe

Did you know that, as an international student, you can get a degree in Arts & Entertainment Management at a top-ranked European university? Best of all, it's taught entirely in English and costs less than 1 year of tuition at a US college.
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Arts Management

Arts & Entertainment Management
Business & Economics
Dublin
Ireland
Business & Economics
Business & Economics
13500
€10,001-15,000
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Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Dublin, Ireland
4 Years | €13500 Tuition

Arts and Management

Arts & Entertainment Management
Business & Economics
Karlsruhe
Germany
Business & Economics
Business & Economics
8280
€5,001-10,000
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Karlshochschule International University
Karlsruhe, Germany
3 Years | €8280 Tuition

Creative Business

Arts & Entertainment Management
Business & Economics
Leeuwarden
Netherlands
Business & Economics
Business & Economics
8495
€5,001-10,000
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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
4 Years | €8495 Tuition

Creative Business

Arts & Entertainment Management, Communications and Media Studies
Business & Economics
Communications & Journalism
Breda
Netherlands
Business & Economics, Communications & Journalism
Business & Economics, Communications & Journalism
10400
€10,001-15,000
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Breda University of Applied Sciences
Breda, Netherlands
4 Years | €10400 Tuition

Creative Business

Arts & Entertainment Management, Business Administration, Management, and Operations
Business & Economics
Haarlem, The Hague
Netherlands
Business & Economics
Business & Economics
8899
€5,001-10,000
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Inholland University of Applied Sciences
Haarlem, The Hague, Netherlands
4 Years | €8899 Tuition

Creative Industries Management

Arts & Entertainment Management
Business & Economics
Berlin
Germany
Business & Economics
Business & Economics
9000
€5,001-10,000
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SRH University Berlin
Berlin, Germany
3.5 Years | €9000 Tuition

Creative Industries and Visual Culture

Arts & Entertainment Management, Arts Related Studies, Communications and Media Studies
Business & Economics
Communications & Journalism
Humanities
Dublin
Ireland
Business & Economics, Communications & Journalism, Humanities
Business & Economics, Communications & Journalism, Humanities
13500
€10,001-15,000
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Technical University Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
3 Years | €13500 Tuition
Business & Economics
Milan
Italy
Business & Economics
Business & Economics
13130
€10,001-15,000
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false
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Bocconi University
Milan, Italy
3 Years | €13130 Tuition

Media Management

Arts & Entertainment Management
Business & Economics
Berlin
Germany
Business & Economics
Business & Economics
10600
€10,001-15,000
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Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany
3.5 Years | €10600 Tuition

Tourism and Entertainment Business Industry

Arts & Entertainment Management, Tourism
Business & Economics
Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure
Klaipėda
Lithuania
Business & Economics, Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure
Business & Economics, Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure
3000
€2,501-5,000
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Lithuania Business University of Applied Science
Klaipėda, Lithuania
3 Years | €3000 Tuition
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About this area of study.

Some young artists have a kind of naive idea that presenting their vision to the world will almost automatically lead to success. When you think about it, though, it's clear that you won't even find an audience in this way, never mind positive reviews.

Arts and entertainment management, for all performing creatives, is where the rubber meets the road. Getting all the elements needed for a successful show into place at the same time may not be the most artistic accomplishment, but nothing else is likely to happen without it.

You will therefore study not only liberal arts but also accounting, marketing, finance, fundraising, venue management, entertainment law, and much besides. This allows you to have a fulfilling career in the performing arts without specializing in a particular kind of performance. Instead, you will be one of the people keeping things running from behind the scenes.

Careers options in this area of study.

Much the same skills as needed in a theater can easily be applied to managing other kinds of entertainment:

  • TV
  • Film
  • Music
  • Theme parks
  • Event planning
  • Promotions
  • Marketing

With so many avenues to explore, it's difficult to generalize much about what salaries different arts and entertainment graduates earn. The median salary, however, is $45,500.

Admissions information.

The college admissions process in the US has become a race to the bottom as students compete with their peers for a single spot in a liberal arts college, convinced by parents and guidance counselors that their survival rests on playing a musical instrument or varsity sport. Many smart kids don’t do well on standardized tests. This doesn’t limit them as much when looking outside of the US, as many colleges in Europe do not require standardized tests. Many countries see entry into universities as a right, rather than a privilege, so admission standards are not as stringent.

How to study in Europe.

When you also factor in the many problems with US higher education, it is imprudent not to consider other possibilities. It is true there are many excellent schools in the United States—I don’t think anyone would argue that. There are some that have managed to look at applicants as people, and not just a checklist of achievements. Some even have reasonable tuition rates, and/or professors that actively teach and have highly engaged students. Despite this, I have yet to find a school in the United States that addresses all of these issues: allows students to opt out of the rat race the admissions process has become, have reasonable tuition, AND have positive results around the educational experience and post-graduation outcomes. Not every school in Europe provides all this either, but the schools listed in our database do.

How to find English-taught degrees.

Finding these programs is burdensome, difficult, and confusing, especially with institutional websites in foreign languages... We know that making the decision to study abroad can be difficult, so we want to make it easy for you. We scoured the continent for vetted programs and made them available to thousands of families looking to leave the US and find a better life in Europe. We found over 11,200 degrees, 870 universities, 550 cities, and 32 European countries to choose from. Europe offers an impressive range of educational opportunities!

We have gathered all of the information you need to know about studying in Europe – from the different types of schools available to how to get housing and everything in between. Our database helps you find these programs quickly and easily, helping you contextualize the many benefits and options around higher education in Europe.

You will be able to find programs and courses that suit your interests and needs, taught in English by experienced professors in state-of-the-art facilities. Search our database of English-taught European bachelor's and master's programs and get started on your journey to Europe today.

Travel the world while you get your degree.

Travel opportunities abound when attending college in Europe. For example, Lille, a city in northern France with multiple universities, is close to major cities such as Brussels, London, and Paris via high-speed rail. Air travel, especially with the rise of affordable airlines like Ryanair, EasyJet, and Transavia, can be comparable in price to rail travel, so many more destinations open up for short-term travel.

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Typical savings against a private university in the US.
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Typical savings against in-state tuition in the US.
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