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Dean's Message

Welcome to Humber’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. If you want a career in the arts, there’s no better place to start!

We are committed to your success as a student and your development as a professional artist. Our faculty and mentors support you as you hone your craft, and we fully integrate into each of our program's training in industry-specific business skills, ensuring you have both the creative aptitude and the entrepreneurial skills needed for sustained employment in the arts.

According to Canadian Heritage, the creative industries accounted for more than 650,000 direct jobs and 2.8% of Canada's GDP in 2016. With the federal government’s recently announced $125-million Creative Export Strategy, growth in the arts, culture and heritage sectors will continue.

However, it’s important that growth is more than an increase in financial investment. Growth must also mean expanding participation in arts and culture, and it must entail collaboration across institutional and disciplinary lines to ensure greater access to and equity within our industry. It’s for this reason that the School of Creative and Performing Arts is pleased to partner with organizations such as WorkInCulture and Humber’s School of Media Studies on projects like Creative Works.

The 2019 Creative Works Conference is about engagement. It’s about equity and accessibility; it’s about inclusive programming, and it’s about partnership and collaboration itself. It provides professionals and students from every cultural industry a forum to share, to network, and ultimately to shape the sector for years to come.

The future of Canadian arts and culture looks bright. Humber is excited to be part of it with you.

Dr. Andrew Scott,
Acting Dean, School of Creative and Performing Arts

Andrew Scott