Cost Estimation for Postgraduate Diploma in Entertainment and Media Management (PGDE)

Application Fee$200
Program Fee$29,500
Student Service Fee$150
Medical Insurance$2350
Books & Supplies$250

Housing Options

Housing Application Fee$200
International Village
  • Studio: variable rate per day
  • Single: variable rate per day
  • Double:
American Family Homestay
  • Cost per week: $225
  • Cost per day: $33

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Postgraduate Diploma in Entertainment and Media Management (PGDE)

Postgraduate Diploma in Entertainment and Media Management (PGDE)

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Upcoming Dates


Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Dec 22, 2018

Spring 2017
Mar 27, 2017 - Mar 30, 2018

Fall 2017
Sep 25, 2017 - Sep 28, 2018


Winter 2018
Jan 2 - Dec 14, 2018

Spring 2018
Mar 26, 2018 - Mar 29, 2019

Fall 2018
Sep 24, 2018 - Sep 27, 2019


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Master fundamental management techniques at UCR, and then move to Los Angeles and study at the Los Angeles Film School. Get professional training in all aspects of visual media production to run a film or television production like a pro. Learn strategies in casting, set design, cinematography, and more.

Los Angeles Film School

Partnership School

The L.A. Film School is a world-renowned educational facility specializing in professional programs in film, music, and video game production. Their faculty are experienced entertainment professionals working in:

  • Film Production
  • Animation
  • Sound Recording
  • Video Game Industry

The L.A. Film School is a world-renowned educational facility specializing in professional programs in film, music, and video game production. Their faculty are experienced entertainment professionals working in:

Get experience with the latest equipment and software used by professionals in Hollywood today and use state-of-the-art facilities:

  • THX-certified theatre
  • AVID-certified media editing labs
  • Production & sound stages
  • What You'll Learn

    Program Objectives

    • Study the latest management practices and strategies in human resources, marketing, finance, and technology from an international perspective.
    • Explore advanced concepts in bioengineering with world-renowned faculty.
    • Understand your role as a manager for bioengineering projects.

    Who Can Attend

    Admission Requirements


    • Advanced English language required: TOEFL 550 PBT, 80 iBT; IELTS 6.5; or the equivalent.*
    • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent combination of academic & management experience) required.
    • No GMAT or management experience required.

    *Do you need to improve your English skills first? Learn about our English language programs

    Immigration Information

    • This is a full-time program.
    • You must obtain an F-1 (student) visa.

    Dates & Fees

    Program Offerings

    9-month Session Dates

    Winter: January 2 - September 8, 2017
    Fall: September 25, 2017 - June 15, 2018
    Tuition Cost: $19,500 (2017)

    Winter: January 2 - September 7, 2018
    Fall: September 24, 2018 - June 14, 2019
    Tuition Cost: $19,950 (2018)

    Amounts are in U.S. dollars and reflect tuition cost only.
    Complete Dates & Fees page.

    Complete Dates & Fees.

    Where to Stay

    Recommended Housing

    International Village (IV)

    • Conveniently located next to the Extension Center, restaurants, banks and the main UCR campus.
    • Offers three types of living arrangements: studio, single, or double
    • Open year-round
    • For adult students (age 18 or older) only.


    • Stay with an American family to practice English daily and learn about American life and customs
    • Fully furnished room; double-occupancy
    • All meals and daily transportation (to/from school or school-related activities) included
    • No minimum age; no minimum stay

    Experience California

    Social & Cultural Activities

    Make the most of your California experience!

    Riverside has a friendly community and centralized location. Travel an hour in any direction to explore Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and other famous destinations.

    Fill your weekends with:

    • Unforgettable places, events and cultural immersion activities.
    • FREE social events to make professional connections.
    • Optional trips at a special student rate.

    Before You Apply

    You will be asked create an account and you will need to provide a valid email address, mailing address and other personal information.

    Collect any required documents so you are prepared to upload them.

    Supporting Documents:

    • Agency/embassy/partner university information. (Only required if you have one.)
    • Copy of your passport photo page.
    • Statement of Financial Support Form. Click to view the instructions and form.
    • Financial statement from the Bank, in English. Click to view the instructions.
    • If you are applying as a transfer student from another U.S. institution on an F-1 visa, you must upload copies of your current I-20, the front and back of your I-94, and current F-1 visa stamp. Click to view transfer instructions and form.
    • If you are under 18 years old, have your parents complete the parental release form.
    “Enrich your life and transform your future by studying in the heart of Southern California. Employers all over the world recognize the University of California as the gold standard in academics. Experience YOUR California dream at sunny UCR - your place to shine.”

    Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas

    Associate Dean, UCR Extension
    Director, International Programs & Management and Technology Programs

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