Entertainment Business
Entertainment Business Application

The Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business is the degree for you if you are interested in being one of the people that make it all happen. There are many careers in this dynamic industry that the consumer never hears about because they are behind the scenes. They are the producers, coordinators, marketing directors, publicists, arts educators, presenters and sponsors or business entrepreneurs. They are the movers and shakers who dream the dreams of America’s largest export, entertainment. They are the people with vision, the professionals who present concerts and CDs, actors, models and basketball players, videos and film, radio and television, conventions and corporate trade shows, gala balls and festivals, roller coasters and cruises to awaiting consumers here in the United States and abroad. If you aspire to be in an industry with potential to offer people the enrichment of quality leisure time in its many varied forms, perhaps this degree is for you.

The Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business degree at Oklahoma City University is one of very few of its kind offered in the U.S. Because of the unique nature of the program, there is a secondary application to be admitted to the Entertainment Business program in addition to applying academically to the University. Prospective students are required to apply for admission to the University prior to or in conjunction with beginning the secondary application for admission to the Entertainment Business program. The application process for admission into the Entertainment Business program has two distinct phases: a written packet of material and an interview. Students must be accepted to the University before an invitation to interview will be extended.

The dates for the 2014-2015 application submission and subsequent invitational interviews are listed below:

Phase I
Deadline for Submissions of Written Materials:
*Contact Amanda Craig at 405-208-5644.


Phase II
Formal Interview Dates:
*Contact Amanda Craig at 405-208-5644.


Eligibility:

  • To be eligible to apply, prospective students must have an ACT composite score of 21 or higher or a SAT composite score of 1000 or higher (verbal and math).
  • Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 with a minimum of 26 hours and no more than 60 hours of academic course work.
  • A TOEFL score of 600 or higher is required for students from countries where English is a second language.
  • This degree is designed for first time undergraduate students. Students who have already completed a Bachelor degree are not eligible to apply for the Entertainment Business program.

Phase I: Written

The following materials must be submitted to satisfy the written phase of the Entertainment Business application process.

  1. Complete the Entertainment Business Application Questionnaire. To access the electronic version that can be submitted online, click here.
  2. Prepare a professional resume, including recent photo.
  3. Submit three letters of recommendation from people who have a working knowledge of your abilities. Applicants may not submit recommendations from relatives or family members. A reference may submit a letter of recommendation by email to acraig@okcu.edu. If a reference prefers not to write a letter, he or she may use the Recommendation Form. To access the electronic version that can be submitted online, click here.
  4. Write a personal goals-related essay between 500 and 700 words. This essay should be written by you personally without assistance from anyone. Applicants who choose to submit the application questionnaire electronically may submit the essay on the same form.
  5. Submit all high school and college transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  6. Applicants who are performers may choose to submit a DVD of a sample performance. This is not required, but if an applicant elects to send a DVD, it should be submitted with all other materials.
  7. Applicants who have not started the application process to the University are required to start the University application process as a part of Phase I of the Entertainment Business application. Click here to apply online.

All materials must be typed, presented in a professional manner, and delivered to Amanda Craig, Coordinator for External Affairs, either in person, mail, or electronically. The complete packet must be received by the deadline prior to the interview.

All written materials must have the applicant's name, mailing address, email address, and day and evening telephone numbers clearly evident.

Upon receiving a completed application packet, the Arts Management Review Board will evaluate the application. Applicants will be notified by the office of the Dean as to whether or not the applicant will move forward in the application process to the interview phase.

Phase II: Interview

After the Arts Management Review Board consideration of the applicant’s written materials, if approved, each qualified applicant will be invited to an on-campus interview with the Review Board. Students must be accepted to the University before an invitation to interview will be extended. These interviews are coordinated through the office of the Dean. Applicants who are unable to attend an on campus interview due to cumbersome travel arrangements or extenuating circumstances will participate in an online video interview. Applicants residing in a 400 mile radius of Oklahoma City are encouraged to make arrangements to attend the on-campus interview.

Interviews are scheduled on specific days during the year. Please refer to the dates listed above.

Applicants will be notified in writing by the Dean about their acceptance and arts management scholarship status in the Entertainment Business program following their interview. Acknowledgement and acceptance of the offered position and scholarship must be received from the student before they are officially accepted. The office of Undergraduate Admissions will be sent notification of those who are accepted into the program.

Arts Management Scholarships

Applicants who are accepted into the Entertainment Business program will be awarded an initial arts management scholarship. Scholarships awarded to those who interview in person on campus will be significantly larger than scholarships awarded to those who interview by electronic methods. For applicants interviewing in person on campus for admission to the Entertainment Business program for the following fall, the arts management scholarship will be approximately $5,000. Arts management scholarships are considered to be “talent scholarships” by the university and are not need based. Entertainment Business majors may apply each spring for an arts management scholarship for the following academic year, provided that eligibility requirements are met and the student complies with scholarship terms.

For more information about the Entertainment Business program application process, contact Amanda Craig in the Dean’s Office at acraig@okcu.edu or 405-208-5644.

Application materials may be submitted to the office of the Dean, Attn: Amanda Craig.

Mailing Address:

Entertainment Business
Attn: Amanda Craig
2501 N. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

E-mail:
acraig@okcu.edu

Fax:
Attn: Amanda Craig
405-208-5313