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Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management

Program Overview:

The Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management Certificate Program addresses the growing demand for individuals who have the ability to effectively plan, organize and implement festivals, events and entertainment experiences in a wide variety of settings. The demand for human resource capacity in this field is expected to rise as the field continues to emerge as a distinct profession. This certificate program is especially appropriate for those interested in planning sporting events, recreational festivals and events, hospitality and tourism festivals and events, and music festivals and events, community events, and a wide range of other festival, event, and entertainment experiences.

For those who are interested in pursuing the Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management, there are three focus areas from which to choose. The certificate is 15 credit hours total, which includes a 3 credit hour practicum or field experience course. Requirements are as follows:

Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management for Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies

  • MGT 3580 – Foundations of Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management (3 credit hours)
  • REC 3100 – Recreation Programming (3 credit hours)
  • REC 3050 – Recreation Areas and Facilities Management (3 credit hours)
  • REC 3630 – Festival and Special Events Operations for Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services (3 credit hours)
  • REC 4920 – Practicum in Recreation and Leisure (3 credit hours)

Contact Dr. Andrew Szolosi (szolosi@ohio.edu) for more information about the PRLS track

Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management for Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism

  • MGT 3580 – Foundations of Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management (3 credit hours)
  • RHT 3410 – Principles of Tourism (3 credit hours)
  • RHT 3600 – Catering for the Hospitality Industry (3 credit hours)
  • RHT 3620 – Convention and Event Planning (3 credit hours)
  • CONS 4910 – Field Work in Consumer Sciences: Career Technical Education

Contact Dr. Rebecca Choi (choih@ohio.edu) for more information about the RHT track

Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management for Sport Management

  • MGT 3580 – Foundations of Festivals, Events, and Entertainment Management (3 credit hours)
  • SASM 3760 – Sport Facility and Event Management (3 credit hours)
  • SASM 4010 – Advanced Sport Event Management (3 credit hours)
  • SASM 4020 – Advanced Sport Facility Management (3 credit hours)
  • SASM 4915 – Sports Management Expedition (3 credit hours)

Contact the certificate director, Christina Wright (wrightc3@ohio.edu), for more information about the Sport Management track as well as general information about the certificate.