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Jan. 5: MEIM Program Establishes Home in Hollywood


Eric Sloss

Carnegie Mellon's Master of Entertainment Management
Program Establishes New Home in Hollywood

PITTSBURGH—Second-year students in Carnegie Mellon University's Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) program have a new place to call home: the Carnegie Mellon Los Angeles Center in North Hollywood, Calif. The center, at 4640 Lankershim Boulevard, is minutes from the heart of Hollywood's film and television industries.     

"The Los Angeles Center is vital to the success of the MEIM program. It will become the program's location for classes, research, seminars, meetings and networking events," said Dan J. Martin, associate dean of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and director of the Institute for the Management of Creative Enterprises.  

The facility is equipped with wireless Internet access and network connections to Carnegie Mellon's main campus in Pittsburgh. The Los Angeles Center is also available for university colleagues who need to hold a meeting, host a reception or conduct business activities while in the city. In addition, the suite will serve as the permanent archive for the Los Angeles Alumni Clan and the West Coast Drama Clan.     

The MEIM program blends academic preparation with on-site training. Students spend the first year of study in Pittsburgh, taking core management coursework that provides them with the skills to work in the entertainment industry. During the second year the students work in Los Angeles, expanding and enriching their knowledge of management skills, theories and techniques through specialized courses taught by some of the entertainment industry's leading professionals. MEIM students will also work side-by-side with industry professionals throughout the year as full-time apprentices in studio or production companies.    

The MEIM program is a graduate degree-granting program of the Institute for the Management of Creative Enterprises. The program is one of six full-time master's degree programs in the Heinz School and requires all second-year students to relocate to Los Angeles.