The Path for Creatives

Entertainment, Digital Media, and Design Infographic

At no point in history has greater access to an audience existed. Anyone, anywhere is now a click away from a conversation nearly four billion strong.

In the pocket of every person from Beijing to Brooklyn is the technology to stream movies, television, video games, news and music at the touch of a button. Translating today’s mountainous information into meaningful art, culture and communication isn’t just rewarding – it’s necessary.

In this sector, each program provides a dynamic, hands-on education, focused on the skills you’ll use in industry. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting out, we can help you find a degree or certificate to match your goals.

Explore our options – from short-term leadership certificates to industry focused graduate degrees – and build the future you want.

Start your new path.

Master's Degrees

Music Industry Administration

Designed for those seeking careers as producers, promoters and distributors of music, this program focuses on current trends in music publishing, e-commerce, marketing management, and other aspects of the industry. There is no performance requirement for admission.

Knowledge Management

In this program, you’ll develop the advanced conceptual skills to manage the knowledge-based assets of various organizations in the sector. In great need by studios and corporations, this degree – and the abilities it provides – will help you manage data, foster innovation, and improve organizational performance.

Instructional Design

Like the corporate sector, studios and creative agencies require sophisticated training for their audiences and personnel. With this degree, you can design, implement and assess educational programs, such as online courses, professional development seminars and how-to modules for creative goods and services. You can also, thanks to an embedded certificate, develop instructional games and simulations, allowing you to teach organizations, audiences and communities through “play.”

Certificates

Leadership in the Age of Disruption

This program helps senior creative professionals view emerging issues through a new lens. As the creative sector takes on new platforms and methods, a new, more adaptive leadership must arise to address the changing trends. By taking this certificate, you’ll know how to implement innovation, respond to disruptions and lead in uncertain times.

Access to University Courses

Open University

Interested in a single course? With Open University, you can take CSUN courses without enrolling in a program – the perfect way to explore your passion.

Winter Term and Summer Session

These accelerated-format university courses can help you learn a new topic, build professional skills, or prepare for future study.

Contracted Programs

CSUN develops a wide range of educational and professional development programs at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. Often shorter in duration, these programs include everything from business, communications and the sciences, to engineering, humanities and the arts. If you have a program in mind, we’re prepared to help you build it, no matter how technical or specific the content. More information on Contracted Programs >>