SDSU's Entertainment Management Certificate is available through ALI's Semester at SDSU program.

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, please visit For sample class schedules of the courses usually offered, go to Please be aware not all courses are offered every semester.

Please note that the ALI cannot guarantee participation in specific university courses. Students enroll in classes on a space-available basis.

For more information on Semester at SDSU, please contact


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 iBT 61 or IELTS 5.5. Proof of English proficiency is required with application.


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

Also included

All students have access to a variety of electives, pronunciation clinics, sports and conversation clubs, language and computer labs, personalized student counseling, library, and academic advising.