International Media and Entertainment Business
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 in September
Pro Media Lab
The Pro Media Lab offers students the opportunity to use the latest equipment for media and transmedia production. Signing up for this service allows the student access to photographic, video, audio and virtual reality equipment to produce prototypes of products throughout the programme.
International Interactive Experiences
Explore the vast world of International Media and Entertainment Business via our hands-on exploration of the landscape in New York City, Paris, Beijing and Shanghai. These experiences allow you to see how different cultures interact with and explore the creative industries.
Exploring the world's content markets!
Throughout the year, various content markets explore the latest trends in digital media. These events are MUST-DOs for Media and Entertainment Business students. You can join other students and teachers as they attend, participate and share their experiences from these world trade fairs!
- In practice/Workplace learning
- Personal coaching
- Go international
- Short programme
- Admission requirements
- 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!
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.
Phase 1 2 3 OBSERVE & DISSECT Start to write, Start to present i 5 Media & Entertainment Industry Landscape i 6 Media Theory i 6 Media Technology I: Visual i 5 Intercultural Insights i 5 START TO INNOVATE Creative Innovation i 5 Media Technology II: Visual & Audio i 5 Transmedia Production i 6 International & European Media Law i 5 Creative Business Planning i 6 START TO CREATE Media Technology III: Augmented, Virtual, & Mixed Reality 5 Media & Entertainment Business Intelligence, Analysis & Insights 6 International Marketing for Creative Industries 6 Passion Seminars 5 Phase 1 2 3 Passion Project 5 START TO GROW Media Technology IV: Applied Technology 5 Crossing Borders: Trading Media Formats 5 Financing & Budgeting 5 International Leisure Development 12 MAKE IT HAPPEN Start-Up Studio 21 Creative Industries Seminars: Gaming, Music, Sports, TV/Film, Theatrical/Dance (choose 2) 6 Moving OnÃSeminars: preparing to study further, preparing to work (choose 1) 3 Erasmus Exhange Option (replaces semester 5 courses) 30 GO FOR IT Internship & Graduation Portfolio 30 GO INTERNATIONAL (Electives, choose 3 over three years) Foreign Language Electives 6 Internactive NYC Media Experience 3 Internative Chinese Busienss Experience 3 Phase 1 2 3 OBSERVE & DISSECT Start to write, Start to present i 5 Media & Entertainment Industry Landscape i 6 Media Theory i 6 Media Technology I: Visual i 5 Intercultural Insights i 5 START TO INNOVATE Creative Innovation i 5 Media Technology II: Visual & Audio i 5 Transmedia Production i 6 International & European Media Law i 5 Creative Business Planning i 6 START TO CREATE Media Technology III: Augmented, Virtual, & Mixed Reality 5 Media & Entertainment Business Intelligence, Analysis & Insights 6 International Marketing for Creative Industries 6 Passion Seminars 5 Passion Project 5 START TO GROW Media Technology IV: Applied Technology 5 Crossing Borders: Trading Media Formats 5 Financing & Budgeting 5 International Leisure Development 12 MAKE IT HAPPEN Start-Up Studio 21 Creative Industries Seminars: Gaming, Music, Sports, TV/Film, Theatrical/Dance (choose 2) 6 Moving OnÃSeminars: preparing to study further, preparing to work (choose 1) 3 Erasmus Exhange Option (replaces semester 5 courses) 30 GO FOR IT Internship & Graduation Portfolio 30 GO INTERNATIONAL (Electives, choose 3 over three years) Foreign Language Electives 6 Internactive NYC Media Experience 3 Internative Chinese Busienss Experience 3
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.
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.
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.
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!
Our application process is really straightforward.
You will only need to meet 3 simple requirements:
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.
- Phase 1
- Phase 2
- Phase 3
Observe & Dissect
- Media Theory
- Media Technology I
- Media & Entertainment Industry Landscape
- Start to write/present
- Intercultural Insights
- Foreign Language Elective
Start to Innovate
- Media Technology II
- Transmedia Production
- International & European Media Law
- Creative Business Planning
- Creative Innovation
- Foreign Language Elective
- Interactive NYC Media Experience (elective)
Start to Create
- Media Technology III
- Media & Entertainment Business Intelligence, Analysis & Insights
- International Marketing for Creative Businesses
- Passion Seminars
- Passion Projects
Start to Grow
- Media Technology IV
- Crossing Borders: Trading Media Formats
- Financing & Budgeting
- International Leisure Development
- Interactive Chinese Business Experience (elective)
- Short Mobility (elective)
Make it Happen
- Start-Up Studio
- Moving On…Preparing for further studies (elective)
- Moving On…Preparing to work (elective)
- Creative Industries Seminar: Gaming (elective)
- Creative Industries Seminar: Sport (elective)
- Creative Industries Seminar: Music (elective)
- Creative Industries Seminar: TV/Film (elective)
- Creative Industries Seminar: Theatrical/Dance
- Study Exchange (optional choice)
Go for It
- Internship & Graduation portfolio
- The job of your life
- Additional studies
- Working in Belgium
The job of your life
- Production Assistant/Manager
- Research Assistant/Manager
- Video Editor
- Business Developer
- Digital Content Creator
- Media Producer
Second bachelor (short programmes)
Master (via switching program)
Master (outside of Belgium)
Working in Belgium
Working in Belgium after graduation
If you are an EEA citizen, check the EURES website for more information about working in Belgium and other EU countries.
4 ways to work in Belgium after graduation (non-EEA students):
- (NEW!) Residence permit with the purpose of finding a job
- Working as a highly qualified person
- Working as a trainee/intern
See the KU Leuven website for more info.