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Mission Statement

Founded on the Spiritan tradition of excellence and service, our mission is to:

  • Awaken and equip each student's unique talents and aspirations for their career.
  • Instill excellence and professionalism with a foundational, ethical core.
  • Provide the entertainment industry with visionary leaders and professionals for the field.


IEMMA is an environment that fosters the skillsets a young artist needs to thrive in the entertainment industry. We help each student develop an entrepreneurial mindset that can, in turn, help them generate multiple revenue streams through their creative abilities in all media including performance, recording, producing, composing, engineering, managing, publishing and distribution, gaming, and more.

Aligning with all five imperatives of Duquesne University's Strategic Plan, IEMMA is THE destination institute for young artists seeking a revolutionary and unique leadership experience for application in the entertainment industry. Students benefit from an environment equipped with the latest hardware and software necessary for development of the advanced techniques required to be successful.

IEMMA also partners with and is supported by leading industry manufacturers and trade associations. Our faculty are active in the profession and possess the expertise necessary to teach and mentor our students at the highest possible level. In addition, a blue ribbon panel of industry leaders are set to become part of the fabric of this institute.