Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Centennial College's Arts Management program will prepare you for a career in the evolving arts and cultural industry. The courses in this two-semester graduate certificate program will focus on helping you to develop the knowledge and skills to work in the performing arts sector (theatres, dance companies, music organizations, presenting facilities), the exhibiting arts sector (galleries, museums), and many other cultural and arts-related areas such as arts and film festivals.
The program will explore the 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, courses will combine business management, marketing and planning with the tools required to connect art, artists and audiences through fundraising, education and volunteerism.
Extensive experiential learning opportunities will connect principles with practice, actively engaging you with the arts management profession. As part of an eight-week field placement, you'll also have the opportunity to apply your learning in the industry.
When you graduate from Arts Management, you'll have a thorough understanding of the political, economic, social, ethical, technological and managerial issues facing this sector.
- The Arts Management program will emphasize 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 final-semester fieldwork component, which you'll be able to complete in any location, will provide you with an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on industry experience.
To support your learning, this program requires you to have access to a mobile computing device that meets minimum hardware requirements.
Please visit the BringIT page for more information on the requirements for your program.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ARTM-700||The Creation, Production and Dissemination of Art|
|ARTM-701||Arts Marketing I|
|ARTM-703||Financial Management in the Arts|
|ARTM-704||Careers in Arts Management I|
|ARTM-705||Event Management I|
|ARTM-706||Innovative Technologies in the Arts|
|ARTM-708||Institutional Leadership and Management|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ARTM-707||Community Engagement and Arts Education|
|ARTM-721||Arts Marketing II|
|ARTM-723||Legal and Ethical Environments in the Arts|
|ARTM-724||Careers in Arts Management II|
|ARTM-725||Event Management II|
|ARTM-727||Issues in the Arts|
|ARTM-731||Field Placement Review|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Below are a few of the companies and organizations that we work with to offer field placement opportunities:
- National Ballet of Canada
- Prologue to the Performing Arts
- Evergreen Brickworks
- Luminato Festival
- Toronto Arts Council
- Soulpepper Theatre
- North York Arts
- Arts Etobicoke
- Nuit Blanche
- Sketch Working Arts
- Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
- Inside Out Film Festival
- Toronto International Film Festival
- Koffler Centre of the Arts
Additional Mentorship and Storyworks’ partners:
- Fall for Dance North Festival
- Fort York
- Gallery 44
- Ontario Science Centre
- Obsidian Theatre
- East End Arts
- Vibe Arts
- Tarragon Theatre
- Gardiner Museum
- 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
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Degree or a three-year college diploma in any discipline
- We will consider applicants who have successfully completed partial post-secondary education (minimum two years) and have relevant work experience
- English language proficiency
- Attend a mandatory program admission session that will be helpful in understanding how the program can best meet your needs, and where you will be required to:
- Complete an on-site writing sample to assess grammar, syntax and comprehension skills
- Submit an up-to-date resume
Note: After applying, applicants will receive a letter advising how to book the program admission session.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|
By Arts Management students
By Arts Management Students
By Arts Management Students
- Left to Right: Alicja Stasiuk, ARTM student / Tracy Jenkins, Executive and Co-Artistic Director, Lula Music and Arts Centre
- Left to Right: : Ania Harmata, Artist Relations Coordinator, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, ARTM grad / Erin Borch, Arts Management student
- Left to Right: Jennifer Pinchak and Katy Fahimi-Manzari at their filed placement
- Left to Right: Beth Brown, Managing Director at Nightwood Theatre and Angie Ho, Arts Management Student