The Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture (the EMC) equips and empowers Pepperdine students, alums and friends to create entertainment for the (un)common good. Building upon Pepperdine’s strategic location, vast network, and energizing mission, the Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture serves as a catalyst for creativity and social entrepreneurship.


Premiere of The Way film by Emilio Estevez
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Housed in Pepperdine University’s state-of-the-art, high definition Communication Building, the EMC combines the next wave in technology, storytelling, and education. It draws upon expertise from the culture shaping disciplines at Pepperdine (arts, business, communication, education, humanities, law, psychology, public policy) to prepare students for today’s media marketplace.

The Center connects academic research with emerging industry practices through networking opportunities, professional seminars, internships and content creation. Esteemed leaders from the entertainment industry serve as guest speakers, mentors, and advisors.