Arts Administration and Cultural Management (2015/16 Program)

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Program Length: 

Three semesters, beginning in September

Contact Information: 

Anne Frost
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3446

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma, preferably in arts, humanities, fine arts or performing arts

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Applicants will receive further instructions for the submission of secondary requirements following application. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission. 

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Additional Requirements

Students are required to own or have guaranteed access to an Internet-enabled personal computer in their home or place of residence. It is preferable that students have their own laptop to use, either PC or Macintosh.


The 2015/2016 fee for three semesters is
– domestic $6,307.36
– international $15,240.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Our Program

Humber’s Arts Administration and Cultural Management graduate certificate program is for those who wish to successfully combine passion for the arts, culture and heritage with business acumen and management skills. This distinctive program promotes diverse multi-disciplinary performing and visual artistic expressions, supported by organizational competence in revenue development (earned and contributed), management of human resources (artists, volunteers, companies) planning (financial, strategic, special events, career) and communications (multi-platform, digital, marketing). The program is situated within the creative milieu of Humber’s renowned programs in theatre, writing, visual and digital arts, music, photography, animation, television and film. The program’s hybrid and online components allow for flexible learning arrangements. Real-world experience is gained through varied field placements in commercial, government and not-for-profit arts and culture organizations, and collaborative capstone projects which demonstrate to employers the breadth of graduates’ abilities.

Your Career

Humber Arts Administration and Cultural Management graduates have attained a variety of arts administration and cultural management positions in such organizations as Mississauga Arts Council, CARFAC Ontario, Theatre Ontario, ImagiNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Canadian Film Centre, Soulpepper, Theatre Passe Muraille, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto International Film Festival, and Toronto Dance Theatre.

Work Placement

Two guided field placements are highlights of the program, offering students relevant experience and the development of mentoring relationships, which may lead to future employment. Humber students have participated in placements with more than 100 regional, national and international arts and culture organizations including The National Ballet, The Royal Conservatory of Music, The Stratford Festival, the Hockey Hall of Fame and numerous galleries, theatres, concert halls, museums and festivals. Students are responsible, with assistance, for arranging their own field placement locations and terms, and the completion of the required 420 hours.

List of Courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name
ARTC 5000 Introduction to Arts Management
ARTC 5001 Digital Communication Strategies
ARTC 5002 Planning in Arts and Culture
ARTC 5003 Human Resources in Arts and Culture
ARTC 5004 Revenue Development
ARTC 5005 Financial Management
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name
ARTC 5200 Youth, Diversity and Pluralism in Arts and Culture
ARTC 5201 Social Media Applications
ARTC 5202 Marketing Arts and Culture
ARTC 5203 Cultural Policy
ARTC 5204 Career Planning in Arts and Culture
ARTC 5205 Capstone Project in Arts and Culture
ARTC 5206 Field Placement 1
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
ARTC 5500 Field Placement 2