2014/15 Program

Arts Administration and Cultural Management

Our Program

The program is for those who wish to successfully combine passion for the arts, culture and heritage with business acumen and management skills.  Humber’s 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.

Admission Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree or advanced diploma, preferably in arts, humanities, fine arts or performing arts
  • Cover letter outlining area of interest, career goals and expectations for the program, and detailed resumé including education and work and/or volunteer experience, highlighting involvement in arts, culture or heritage organizations
  • Attendance at an interview
  • Strong communication skills including speaking and writing and moderate level of computer literacy
  • If English is not your first language, refer to the English Proficiency Policy in this publication
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 2014/2015 fee for three semesters is

  • domestic $6,149.16
  • international $14,840.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year.

Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.


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