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Arts Administration and Cultural Management

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: 27551Length: 3 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 6 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • Resume

  • Applicants must submit a detailed resume including education, work and/or volunteer experience, highlighting involvement in arts, culture or heritage organizations.

  • Cover Letter

  • Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining their area of interest, career goals and expectations for the program.

    Include in your letter:

    • Whether you are interested in working in either the government, not for profit or commercial sectors;
    • Examples of position titles, roles or duties that you anticipate applying to, following graduation from this program.

    Submission Instructions

  • Information Session

  • Applicants are required to attend an information session. This information session is a requirement as Arts Administration and Cultural Management is a program that relies highly on group work, collaboration and interaction within the classroom environment.

    Registration Instructions

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Personal Computer Access

Students are required to have access to a personal computer.

Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $6,864.26
  • international: $16,971.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,212.13$8,055.50
Tuition$2,743.33$7,586.70
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,212.13$8,055.50
Tuition$2,743.33$7,586.70
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$440.00$440.00
Tuition$440.00$440.00
Mandatory Non-Tuition$0.00$0.00
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Anne Frost, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3446
anne.frost@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Humber’s Arts Administration and Cultural Management graduate certificate program is for those who wish to combine their passion for the arts, culture and heritage with business acumen and management skills. This distinctive program promotes diverse, multidisciplinary 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. 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.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop a historical perspective with regard to the development and impact of artistic activity in Canada.

  • Design and implement efficient box office eservices (including reservations and refund policies, ticket sales, staffing and customer services and inventory seat control), contract with touring companies for performances.

  • Design and produce exhibitions for galleries and museums including labelling, display and public education.

  • Plan, implement and manage fundraising activities to secure grant support from private foundations, corporations and government agencies.

  • Plan, implement and manage fundraising activities and practices of public relations and communications, particularly as applied to the field of the arts.

  • Develop a basic understanding of the negotiation and administration of arts contracts.

  • Design and implement effective marketing and promotion strategies.

  • Develop a wide range of basic administrative skills pertaining to human resources management, facilities management, organizational structure and internal relations and financial management.

  • Develop essential skills related to fiscal planning, management and control.

  • Communicate effectively in both written and spoken business communications.

  • Develop a wide range of skills pertaining to the establishment and effective management of volunteers and boards of directors.

  • Develop an understanding of the applications of microcomputers in the arts field, including word processing, financial records and reporting and ticketing.


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Work Placement

Two field placements offer students relevant experience and the development of mentoring relationships. 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; The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts; and numerous galleries, theatres, concert halls, museums and festivals. Students are responsible, with assistance, for arranging their own field placement locations and terms, and for the completion of the required 420 hours.

“Anne Frost has helped more people get jobs than most employment agencies combined.”

~ Blanche Israël, Founder, Proscenium Services

Your Career

Our 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, Theatre Passe Muraille, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto International Film Festival and Toronto Dance Theatre.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen

The Humber Advantage

Art Admin Networking Event

Hear from Arts Administration and Cultural Management students about what they learned during this industry networking event.

Student Success Stories

Rachel Gauntlett

“One of the real strengths of the Humber program is getting to interact with creative minds from so many different art mediums... it also taught me a lot about what it takes to successfully plan and implement a project."

- Rachel Gauntlett

Our Faculty

Our faculty has substantial industry experience.

Anne Frost Sue Edworthy Charles Smith

Employer Testimonials

  • The employees that we have hired as graduates of the Arts Administration & Cultural Management program at Humber College are well prepared, and have easily adapted to their working environment. Their use and knowledge of various software and social media platforms being used in the industry today have contributed greatly to our organization’s mission. They are enthusiastic about what they have learned in the classroom and applying those skills in creative ways. Demonstrating leadership and initiative, they have an inherent aptitude for self motivation; something that is highly prized in the not-for-profit arts sector.

    - Brenda Stykes, Royal Academy of Dance Canada

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee helps ensure that Humber's Arts Administration and Cultural Management program is as current as possible.

Advisory Committee

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Jason Aviss Toronto International Film Festival
Katherine Carleton Executive Director, Orchestras Canada
Demetra Christakos Executive Director, Ontario Association of Art Galleries
Kristian Clarke Executive Director, CARFAC Ontario
Sandy Crawley Periodical Writers' Association of Canada
Colin Druhan George Brown College
Kendra Fry Trinity St. Pauls United Church
Lauren Fulthorpe Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Warren Garrett Ontario Presents
Konrad Skorupa Cultural Development Officer, City of Toronto 
Dennie Theodore TD Bank

Director's Message

I am thrilled to be able to welcome students back to Humber's Arts Administration & Cultural Management Ontario Graduate Certificate program.

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This valuable program was founded in 2000 by my colleague Jerry Smith, and ran until 2009 before a brief suspension.  We are now back in the Humber calendar, retooled for current employment conditions in our sector, including robust social media and pluralism & diversity content.  These new strands complement ongoing core curriculum in areas such as financial management; revenue development; human resources stewardship; cultural policy; planning and risk management; current software packages; marketing; and sectoral and career orientation.

Two faculty-supported field placements in the winter and spring/summer remain the program's most prized elements.  Students may pursue their own curiosity about working at a particular cultural organization, or they may seek faculty direction on opportunities that our networks can provide.

Most faculty members also work in the sector.  This ensures that our case study material is current and our peer relationships are available to motivated students.  Faculty aims, collectively, to build peer networks through this program - graduates may work for us or with us, in our sector, and on occasion, even hire us in return!

Humber's Arts Administration & Cultural Management students and around 165 graduates of the program provide vital links between art, artists, and audiences throughout the GTA and beyond. If this describes your passion, this is your place.

Anne Frost
Director
Arts Administration & Cultural Management

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