International Media and Entertainment Business

Professional bachelor

Location: Belgium - Mechelen -Campus De Ham

PASSION to PAYCHEQUE across every platform! 

  • Take that passion to international markets
  • Learn how to make a living out of what you love doing and turn your passion into a paycheque
  • Discover the fundamentals of the creative industries
  • Analyse the MEB landscape to discover the keys to success. 
  • Find out what it takes to place yourself in the international market
  • Deploy the right media and entertainment formats to mediatise your brand. 
  • Acquire international business skills to monetise it. 
  • And develop your platform management credentials to mobilise it. 
  • Expand your perspectives and your network while studying abroad
  • Learn the art and science of developing an international media sensation
  • Start this 6-semester programme, only, in September

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Interactive experience

Throughout the IMEB programme, you will engage with various shared interactive experiences, including screenings of new films, VR and immersive experiences. This give us a foundation to build upon! Therefore, you should expect to spend about 200 euros per year on various experiences. 

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International Interactive Experiences

Explore the vast world of International Media and Entertainment Business via our hands-on exploration of the landscape in world MEB landscapes. These experiences allow you to see how different cultures interact with and explore the creative industries. There is an extra cost associated with these experiences.

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International COIL partnerships

Throughout the IMEB programme, you will work with other university students all over the world. Many of our courses include a COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) project. Partners are located in Europe, America and Asia!

Programme

  • Structure
  • Courses
  • In practice/Workplace learning
  • Personal coaching
  • Go international
  • Short programme
  • Admission requirements
  • Structure

    • Phase 1 | Dive into the International MEB landscape with hands-on experience  to create visual and audio projects, explore the foundations of the international creative industry, from planning to law forming  insights & innovations from a cultural perspective
    • Phase 2 | Learn how MEB professionals have turned their passions into a paycheck across multiple platforms in our Passion Seminars & Passion Project, using modern business techniques to mine data to develop valuable insights and budget transmedia projects
    • Phase 3 | Explore the creative industries via our Creative Industries Seminars and develope entrepreneurial skills in Start-Up Studio OR find an Erasmus Study Exchange programme specialising in a different creative industry. Top it off with a national or international INTERNSHIP!  
  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses (under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit.  

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.   
    Phase123
    SPRINT 1: OBSERVE
    Start to Write, Start to Present… i 5    
    Intercultural Insights i 5    
    Media & Entertainment Industry Landscape i 6    
    SPRINT 2: DISSECT    
    Media Theory i 6    
    Media Technology I: Visual i 5    
    SPRINT 3: INNOVATE    
    Creative Innovation i 6  
    Media Technology II: Visual & Audio i 5  
    Creative Business Planning i 6  
    SPRINT 4: CREATE    
    International & European Media Law i 5
    Transmedia Production i 5    
    SPRINT 5: GET SMARTER    
    IMEB Intelligence i 5  
    Marketing for IMEB i 5  
    Passion Seminars i 4  
    SPRINT 6: GET BETTER   3  
    Media Technology III: Video & Graphics i   5  
    Passion Projects i   5  
    Phase123
    SPRINT 7: GET RICHER    
    Technology IMEB Innovations i 4
    Crossing Borders i 4  
    Show Me the Money! i 4
    SPRINT 8: BE ENTERTAINING    
    International Leisure Development i 12  
    SPRINT 9: Make It Happen!    
    Start-Up Studio i   21
    Creative Industries Seminars: Gaming, Music, Sports, TV/Film, Theatre/Dance (choose 2) i 6
    Moving On…Seminars i 3
    Erasmus Exchange Options i 30
    SPRINT 10: GO FOR IT!  
    Internship & Granduation Portfolio (replaces course work) i   30
    ALWAYS ON (electives)
    Foreign Language 1 i 3    
    Foreign Language 2 i 3  
    Foreign Language 3 i 3 3
    IMEB Experience Lab i   3
    Digital Creation i   3
    Directing i   3
    Interactive International Media Experience i   3  
    Phase123
    SPRINT 1: OBSERVE
    Start to Write, Start to Present… i 5    
    Intercultural Insights i 5    
    Media & Entertainment Industry Landscape i 6    
    SPRINT 2: DISSECT    
    Media Theory i 6    
    Media Technology I: Visual i 5    
    SPRINT 3: INNOVATE    
    Creative Innovation i 6  
    Media Technology II: Visual & Audio i 5  
    Creative Business Planning i 6  
    SPRINT 4: CREATE    
    International & European Media Law i 5
    Transmedia Production i 5    
    SPRINT 5: GET SMARTER    
    IMEB Intelligence i 5  
    Marketing for IMEB i 5  
    Passion Seminars i 4  
    SPRINT 6: GET BETTER   3  
    Media Technology III: Video & Graphics i   5  
    Passion Projects i   5  
    SPRINT 7: GET RICHER    
    Technology IMEB Innovations i 4
    Crossing Borders i 4  
    Show Me the Money! i 4
    SPRINT 8: BE ENTERTAINING    
    International Leisure Development i 12  
    SPRINT 9: Make It Happen!    
    Start-Up Studio i   21
    Creative Industries Seminars: Gaming, Music, Sports, TV/Film, Theatre/Dance (choose 2) i 6
    Moving On…Seminars i 3
    Erasmus Exchange Options i 30
    SPRINT 10: GO FOR IT!  
    Internship & Granduation Portfolio (replaces course work) i   30
    ALWAYS ON (electives)
    Foreign Language 1 i 3    
    Foreign Language 2 i 3  
    Foreign Language 3 i 3 3
    IMEB Experience Lab i   3
    Digital Creation i   3
    Directing i   3
    Interactive International Media Experience i   3  

    Timetable

    Check out an example timetable for phase 1.

  • In practice/Workplace learning

    During five semesters, you will have explored the MEB sector, created media in various forms, written business plans with complete budgets, and learned how to protect your original IP’ you will have completed all this under the concept of innovation depending on trends of the sector. In addition, you will have explored a variety of international MEB markets while developing your own passion projects. Now, in the final semester of the program, you will take all this experience and knowledge to companies inside or outside of Belgium. 

    You will work with our experts to find a company that best fits your talents. During this 16-week internship, you will expand and extend your talents. You will also put together to final GRADUATION PORTFOLIO which is presented at the end of your work experience.  

  • Personal coaching

    Thomas More offers various support services (STUVO, International Support) to assist all of our students.  

    All of our modules come with additional academic support in the form of Writing/Presentation specialists who can coach you through the nuances of the languages utilised in both written and oral communication. Every module is taught by a team of educational and professional experts who coach you through the process of becoming the best possible media professional!  

    In keeping up with the latest advancements in media technology, the Media and Entertainment Business (International) programme will use a variety of educational methodologies, including face-to-face, blended learning, and online learning, allowing students to learn in a manner suitable to them.  

  • Go international

    This programme includes a high level of internationalisation by infusing each integrated module with international competencies and content. The modules are aligned with a CHALLENGE WEEK every semester: Belgium & the Americas (phase 1), Europe and/or Australia & Asia and/or Africa (phase 2), Global focus based on individual preferences (phase 3).  

    There is an option to do an Erasmus study exchange in Semester 5 and/or participate in various International Interactive Experiences, like trips to NYC and/or Beijing/Shanghai.  

    Design your own international experience with our Short Mobility elective in semester 4. Continue your international experiences with an international internship or a national internship within an internationally-focused Belgian media or entertainment company. 

  • Short programme

    Do you already have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Business (any field) or Media (Communication, Journalism)? Then check out our short Media and Entertainment Business Programme to enhance and empower your present degree!

    If you have a different degree, consult the course coordinator and the study counsellor to see how you can enhance and empower your degree!

  • Admission requirements

    Our application process is really straightforward.
    You will only need to meet 3 simple requirements:

    1. Secondary education diploma
    2. English Language Certificate (B2)
    3. Passport/ID card or residence permit

    Some more good news! Thomas More has no numerus clausus procedure, nor do we have a limit on the number of admitted students.
    You can find more specific information about our admission requirements here.

After graduation

  • The job of your life
  • Additional studies
  • Working in Belgium

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