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Museum and Cultural Management

Centennial College’s Museum and Cultural Management program offers an applied, learner-centred curriculum to help you develop the skill set needed to manage the programs and resources that preserve and publicly present the cultural and natural heritage of our civilization.

Quick Facts

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

Courses in this Graduate Certificate program cover industry-based subjects, museum administration topics and in-depth explorations of contemporary issues and cases in Canada and abroad. Core theory is applied to current workplace realities. Assignments, lessons and student placements are linked to the vast network of museums in Ontario and Canada.

The Museum and Cultural Management program has fostered numerous partnerships with local, provincial and national institutions. Professionals from the field act as advisors, guest lecturers and field placement supervisors. Through our network, we will help you find the ideal field placement setting for your career development.

Not-for-profit museums, art galleries, science centres, aquaria, archives, sports halls-of-fame, artist-run centres, zoos and heritage sites attract more than 59 million visitors annually. A further 60 million people visit Canada’s historic sites and natural parks each year. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to work in this industry, at one of the 2,500 museums and related institutions in Canada or abroad.

Program Highlights

  • You learn from professionals who have current knowledge of the industry.
  • Training is complemented by a 7-week full-time field placement
  • The Story Arts Centre, located close to downtown Toronto, provides opportunities to collaborate with students in photography, broadcasting, music, art and theatre programs.
  • The Museum and Cultural Management program’s practical, hands-on and entrepreneurial approach prepares you for sustainable heritage sector-related careers directly upon graduation.

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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.”

Sushil Anu // Performance of Existing Oil-Grit Separators (Stormceptor) and Development a New Generation of Urban Sediment-Contaminant Separators

Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Educator/ Heritage interpreter
  • Collection manager
  • Curatorial assistant
  • Museum technician
  • Exhibition preparator

Areas of Employment

  • National historic sites
  • Municipal and not-for-profit museums
  • Galleries
  • National and provincial parks
  • Historic sites
  • Zoos
  • World heritage sites
  • Federal, provincial and municipal cultural funding agencies
  • Government departments
  • Arts service organizations
  • Related not-for-profit arts, cultural and heritage organizations

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