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Arts Management

Centennial College’s Arts Management program prepares you for a career in the evolving arts and cultural industry. The Arts Management courses in this two-semester Graduate Certificate program focus on developing the knowledge and skills needed to work in the performing arts sector (theatres, dance companies, music organizations and presenting facilities), the exhibiting arts sector (galleries, museum) and many other cultural and arts-related areas such as arts and film festivals.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $15,385
Location: Toronto, Canada

The program explores the current issues and practices that allow cultural organizations to build audiences and flourish today — and in the years to come. Facilitated at the Story Arts Centre, Centennial College’s School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design, the program combines business management, marketing and planning with the tools required to connect art, artists and audiences through fundraising, education and volunteerism.

The extensive experiential learning opportunities in the program connect principles with practice, actively engaging you with the arts management profession throughout your studies. You also have the opportunity to apply your learning in the industry as part of an eight-week field placement.

As an Arts Management program graduate, you will have a thorough understanding of the political, economic, social, ethical, technological and managerial issues facing this sector.

Program Highlights

  • The Arts Management program emphasizes professional-quality work to ensure you graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to manage and lead in the industry.
  • Through mentorships and partnerships with the arts sector, a number of career options can be explored.
  • A well-designed and well-implemented fieldwork component that can be undertaken in any location in your final semester provides you with an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the industry.

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“A good opportunity to be a member of the research team to conduct research for reputed institutions like University of Toronto and Centennial College. Gained a lot a new knowledge and hands-on experience in conducting research. Learned sampling techniques and different data analysis methods.”

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Community outreach coordinator
  • Sales and marketing coordinator
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Education and learning coordinator
  • Event coordinator
  • Fundraising coordinator
  • Sponsorship coordinator
  • Partnership coordinator
  • Visitor services coordinator
  • Public programs coordinator

Areas of Employment

  • Theatres
  • Music organizations
  • Dance companies
  • Art galleries
  • Museums
  • Festivals
  • Opera companies
  • Performing arts centres
  • Art councils
  • Cultural organizations

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