Program overview

Arts and Entertainment Industries Management (AEIM) majors pair their creative passion with the business savvy needed to become dynamic and innovative leaders in arts administration, the music business, film and television management, sports entertainment, gallery management and more! Find a path that feels true to you with an emphasis in commercial entertainment or nonprofit institutional leadership. *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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One of only two New Jersey schools named an official GRAMMY Museum® University Affiliate

4m

arts jobs available worldwide*

$101,727

median annual salary for arts management roles*

GRAMMY Museum®  University Affiliate

As one of only two New Jersey schools named an official GRAMMY Museum® University Affiliate, Rider's prestigious partnership enhances our curriculum by providing arts and entertainment industries management students and faculty with new learning opportunities and access to a network of resources.

Partnership benefits:

  • Access to the GRAMMY Museum’s historically rich archives for educational purposes
  • Music historians and other professionals for guest lectures
  • Project-based learning opportunities
  • Professional seminars and programming both virtually and at the museum site
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Find your dream job

AEIM graduates exit Rider well-prepared to enter one of the thousands of satisfying careers in managing the arts. Career pathways vary depending on the student's unique interests and skill sets. 

Graduates are employed in the following fields:

  • Arts administration
  • Arts fundraising and development
  • Arts outreach and educational programming
  • Arts policy leadership
  • Entertainment law (may require a graduate law degree)
  • Marketing and brand development
  • Production and event management
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Program requirements

The arts and entertainment industries management major integrates artistic and business components to instill skills essential to keeping the arts active and integral. Numerous practicum and internships culminate in the New York Networking experience featuring AEIM majors meeting with national leaders of the arts and entertainment industries.

Alec F
The program caters to each student’s needs and interests. I cannot think of another collegiate program that affords students the individualized attention that the AEIM program does. They guided me on a path to success and provided personalized guidance every step of the way.
Alec Feinsot
Class of 2019

Our alumni

After graduation, you’ll join the ranks of Rider Broncs employed in the industry at a number of impressive organizations.

Alumni placements:

  • American Ballet Theatre
  • Atlantic Records
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Manhattan Theatre Club
  • The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Miami City Ballet
  • Sony Music

From Artist to Executive

Take your expertise to the next level by earning a 100% online Master’s in Arts Management & Executive Leadership in as few as 11-15 months.

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Financial aid resources

Learn more about financial aid, tuition and the various options we offer to make your college education affordable.