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Creative Industries

In the Creative Industries major, you'll learn to use artistic talents to “break through” and reach target audiences. We explore how history, technology and culture drive demand, and teach you to collaborate, create and sell your work in a competitive business environment. You’ll study the basics of business, and gain specialized skills needed for careers in filmmaking, music, gaming, graphic design and other creative professions.

The Creative Industries degree is hands-on and can be customized to match your creative interests. Nearly two dozen elective courses are available, so you can make the degree your own.

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of Bentley students complete at least one internship

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Disney+ (EMS 401)

Students will analyze cinematic and cultural messaging in films and television controlled by Walt Disney, the media conglomerate that brings together Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel, LucasFilm, and Disney-ABC Television Group with Disney+ and Hulu streaming platforms. It considers cultural issues of gender, race, sexuality, and inclusion while discussing cinematic concerns related to animation, effects, casting, costuming, production worker agency, and corporate authorship. 

The power of an arts and business degree

As an athlete in high school, Malakhai Pearson ’17 focused on sports and classwork, with little time for creative pursuits. That all changed during his first year at Bentley when his mother gave him a camera and Pearson found his true calling: telling stories with photos and videos. Pearson was one of Bentley’s first graduates in the Creative Industries major, which prepares students for a career that combines business with the arts and sciences. He credits the new major and friendships with other like-minded students for encouraging him to pursue his creativity.

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Setting the stage for inclusion

“Inclusion” is an important piece of not only the Black United Body annual fashion show but also a big part of what Bentley’s Black United Body student organization stands for. Read how the event has grown since its founding in 1991, and how this year’s show — held at Bentley’s new multipurpose Arena — was the best ever.

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See where a degree in Creative Industries from Bentley can take you

Edward Monigan
The Creative Industries major allows me to focus on the art of creating. It has really helped me to unlock new possibilities for future career options in the creative field. A lot of the classes I’ve taken so far have taught me industry techniques.
Edward Monigan

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