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Entertainment Law as a Career: Courses, Colleges, Scope & Job Prospects

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: March 29, 2022 09:40 am IST

Entertainment Law is a field of law that explores the rights of an individual related to the media and entertainment industry. Read further to find out the top courses, colleges, job prospects and career scope in Entertainment Law.

Entertainment Law as a Career

Entertainment Law is a famous specialisation in the field of legal studies which is also known as Media Law. It deals with the legal services provided in the entertainment and media industry. The word ‘Entertainment Law’ encompasses a broad term which includes various laws, for instance, Litigation, Tax Law, Transactional Law, Tort Law, Securities Law, Contract Law, Compliance Law, Criminal Law, International Law etc. 

Candidates willing to carve a career in Entertainment Law can gain financial perks with apt skills and work experience. Entertainment Law is considered to be a combination of Business Law and Traditional Law. Through it, vivid sectors and professional prospects can be explored. Read ahead to get a gist of pursuing Entertainment Law as a career and also find out the Top Law Colleges and Best Law Courses associated with Entertainment Law.

What is Entertainment Law?

Entertainment Law completely deals with the legal matters of the Entertainment and Media industries. From fighting for the freedom of expression and speech to drafting agreements, everything falls under the radar of Entertainment Law. Skills such as contract drafting, negotiation, communication skills, analytical approach, critical thinking etc. play a very important role in the field of Entertainment Law.

Categories of Entertainment Law

Entertainment Law is sub-divided into the following areas- 

  • Films
  • Multi-media
  • Entertainment
  • Publishing and Print Media
  • Music
  • Television 
  • Visual arts and design
  • Theatre

Best Courses for Pursuing a Career in Entertainment Law

Provided below are the top courses that can be pursued in the field of Entertainment Law. Candidates can also check the duration and minimum eligibility criteria required to pursue the course.

Course Name


Eligibility Criteria

Diploma in Media and Law

1 Year


PG Diploma in Media Law

1 Year

Post Graduation

PG Diploma in Mass Communication and Media Laws

1 Year

Post Graduation

Certificate Course in Media and Entertainment Law

1 Year


LLM in (Media & Entertainment Law)

1 Year

LLB degree or its equivalent 

Also Read: Pros and Cons of Being a Lawyer

Top Colleges for a Career in Entertainment Law

Some of the most popular colleges that provide courses of Entertainment Law are mentioned below along with their respective locations. 

College Name


Amity University

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) University

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Sardar Patel Subharti Institute of Law (SPSIL)

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College (BVNLC)

Pune, Maharashtra

St Ann's College for Women (SACFW)

Hyderabad, Telangana

Subharti University

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

New Law College Bharati Vidyapeeth Law College (NLCBVLC)

Pune, Maharashtra

Ganpat University Centre of Management Studies (CMS)

Mehsana, Gujarat

ILS Law College

Pune, Maharashtra

Note: Candidates can click on the attached links to directly apply for admission. They can also call the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill up the Common Application Form to get free admission related assistance from our admission experts.

Career Options in Entertainment Law

Some of the popular career options that can be explored in Entertainment Law are provided below.

Job Profile

Top Recruiting Companies

Intellectual Property Lawyer

  • Nishith Desai Associates

  • J. Sagar Associates

  • DSK Legal

  • Naik Naik & Co.

  • Banana IP

  • Phoenix Legal

Litigation Lawyer

Legal Advisor

Entertainment Lawyer

Document Drafting Lawyer

Independent Lawyer

Digital Forensics

Corporate Lawyer

Human Rights Lawyer

Cyber Lawyer

Criminal Lawyer

Note: If you are unsure about which career profile suits you the best, take our Career Profiling Test. It will help you in figuring out the most appropriate career based on your aptitude, personality, and interest.

Also Read: All You Need to Know About a Career as a Lawyer

Employment Opportunities in Entertainment Law

After completing a course in Media or Entertainment Law, an aspirant can try his/ her hands in various areas of the industry. Signing contracts and agreements by celebrities majorly are done after taking legal advice from an Entertainment Lawyer. Book publishing, anti-piracy, music licensing, IP infringements and distribution also involve Entertainment Law.

Specified below is a list of areas that offer employment opportunities after completing a course in Entertainment Law.

  • Law Firms

  • Media Houses

  • Entertainment Companies

  • Production Houses

  • Fashion Firms

Entertainment Law: Salary

The salary in the field of Entertainment Law varies with time and experience. The average base salary in the industry is around ₹ 12,58,781 per year. The equivalent hourly rate of the average salary is ₹ 605. The entry-level salary may be around ₹ 8,85,532 per annum and it may rise up till ₹ 15,91,617 per annum. Candidates must note that the salary might vary from individual to individual and organisation to organisation.

Entertainment Law is a field where aspirants can choose to work independently or with an organisation. The industry is spread across corporate, intellectual property, finance, publicity and privacy areas. In case of any queries regarding Entertainment Law, feel free to drop them on the QnA zone

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