Entertainment is a large part of life globally in many forms such as music, film, media, sports and the arts. It is a combination of society, popular culture and commerce, and the interaction of these with law produces an exciting contemporary commercial subject with eclectic outcomes. It is an area deeply affected by technological progress as well as business adaptation. This course combines academic analysis and commercial practice elements of entertainment law from an international perspective. The diverse nature of entertainment law will enable you to follow a number of relevant specialisms, all of which are underpinned by issues of contract and intellectual property.
This course will suit graduates from a law background or those from a non-law background who have significant relevant experience. There have been many successful international graduates on the course from all over the world. It will give you the opportunity to explore new ideas, thoughts and academic experiences within a supportive environment.
The course aims to develop your understanding of how key fields within the entertainment industries operate, to assess the impact of the law upon them, and give you the practical skills necessary to succeed in a career in entertainment and media law.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Intellectual Property in the Entertainment Business
Postgraduate Dissertation in Entertainment Law
The Regulation of Relationships in the Entertainment Business
Merchandising in the Entertainment Business
Law and Media: Content and Control
Law of Digital Entertainment and Social Media
The Entertainment Business: Regulation, Licensing and Events
You should hold an Honours degree (Upper or Lower Second Class Honours degree, with an average of 55 per cent or above) in Law, or a degree with a skills profile which shows an aptitude for legal study, but we will consider mature applicants without standard qualifications who have significant professional experience in the relevant field.
Please contact us for an informal discussion if you fall outside the standard category. This course has been very successfully completed by a wide variety of non-law graduates. If Law is not the subject of your first degree, evidence of Law-based modules or relevant experience should be supplied.
If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
As an entertainment law graduate, you will be able to develop a career in a whole range of professions within the entertainment industry. Perhaps the most popular of these are roles in sports, music, and media and communications law. The subject gives a modern edge to traditional law subjects and is well respected by employers.
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