Arts, Media & Entertainment Management (ARTM)
Schulich offers Canada’s only English language MBA with a specialization in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management. The program provides deep and current understanding of management practices across the creative industries including: broadcasting, digital and social media, not-for-profit arts and social enterprise organizations.
Alumni of the program hold senior management positions in the arts, creative industries and government, nationally and internationally. Program faculty are distinguished leaders in their fields and students have regular access to industry experts and senior executives in the classroom and in extra-curricular programming.
Focusing on the Canadian experience in a globalized environment, the program is also designed to support the educational objectives of exchange and foreign students.
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A series of videos featuring ARTM students at the Schulich School of Business discussing various aspects of the Schulich MBA and the ARTM Specialization.
5th Annual Digital Media at the Crossroads – DM@X: What’s in the Future for Canadian Creators?
January 25Faculty of Music, University of Toronto January 25Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Where are We Now? Reactive to Proactive: Responses to Workplace Harassment in the Creative Sector
March 2Nadal Management Centre March 2Nadal Management Centre
50th Anniversary Alumni Event/Dinner
April 15Executive Dining Room - Schulich School of Business April 15Executive Dining Room - Schulich School of Business
May 7th, 2018 – ARTM Alumni Dinner
March 3rd, 2018 – The Future of Arts Funding
January 27th, 2018 – Digital Media at the Crossroads: A Conference in Content in Digital Media
January 23rd, 2018 – Culture Shift – Gender and Diversity in the Film Industry (Panel Discussion)
November 15th, 2017 – Disruption in the Content Distribution Business and the Impact of Regulatory Change in Canada
September 14th, 2017 – ARTM alum Ira Wagman featured speaker at season’s inaugural McLuhan Salon
Spotlight on ARTM Alum
“The program allows you to develop strategies in the Arts & Media sectors and defend these strategies to the architects of the sectors themselves. It is a rewarding and rigorous challenge of your abilities and your commitment to the field. Luckily this challenge is understood by the specialization, whose professors and staff offer invaluable support through it all.”
“My MBA in Arts & Media was instrumental in making my career transition into the broadcasting and communications sector. My degree has provided me with excellent business fundamentals and a depth of knowledge in art and media policies and realities that I continue to use every day. I believe the Arts and Media MBA at York is a unique opportunity in business education.”
“Schulich’s Arts & Media program gave me the tools to build strategy in a creative and complex world with limited resources and rapidly changing technology. I have used these tools every day, to design funding programs, manage a radio station, chair not-for-profit boards, build effective teams and create paths for the future.”
“The MBA in Arts & Media Administration was a great educational, professional and personal experience for me. It gave me solid business skills, excellent networking opportunities and the confidence to pursue my career.”
“Doing the Schulich Arts & Media MBA opened my eyes to a side of the arts landscape I wasn’t aware of before. I was able to build on my BFA and encompass the full spectrum of the world of the arts, particularly film. The skills and knowledge, as well as the contacts I made through the program, have helped me succeed in this business beyond my expectations.”
“ARTM brought me in-depth into the nuances of the cultural industries, and helped me build a framework of how cultural-creation and business-creation work hand-in-hand. I continually find myself discovering new value from my ARTM MBA education, years after I graduated. Indeed, ARTM has deeply impacted my career path and gives me significant differentiated value that I in-turn offer to the organizations I lead. ”
“I use the knowledge and skills I learned at both York and Schulich for all of the challenges I am now facing in the workplace. But more importantly, my MBA gave me the confidence required to be a leader in the arts and culture sector. I had a great learning experience at Schulich. I recommend the program to anyone who might be considering it.”
“The MBA taught me business skills "beyond the text book" which prepared me for the challenges of the dynamic world of arts administration and fostered the self-awareness which is essential to work collaboratively and creatively.”
“The Schulich Arts and Media MBA experience allowed me to launch my career in a competitive field at a time when jobs were scarce -- I have no doubt the Arts and Media MBA made the difference.”
“I reached a point in my career where I needed to obtain specialized business skills in order to achieve my full potential. The MBA program in Arts & Media from Schulich was the right choice for me, as it provided me with broader business skills while simultaneously allowing me to enhance my arts & media knowledge. I use the knowledge from the program every day in the workplace, and would recommend the program to anyone interested in the business side of the creative industries.”
“My MBA has been an invaluable part of my personal toolbox. As an entrepreneur and business owner, not a day goes by what I don't draw up on the skills foundation I received while at Schulich.”
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Unique when it was founded in 1969, Schulich’s MBA Specialization in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management, like its ARTM – MBA/MFA/MA and its ARTM – MBA/JD, remains unique in Canada. To learn more, read “The Formative Years” by ARTM program co-founder, Paul Schafer.
Joyce Zemans, C.M.
Senior Scholar, Professor Emerita Director, MBA Program in Arts and Media AdministrationFaculty Profile
Trina McQueen O.C.
Bell Media Professor in Media ManagementFaculty Profile
Adjunct Professor, Principal of barcode SDGFaculty Profile
Adjunct Professor, Sr. Partner, NordicityFaculty Profile
Tricia Baldwin Director, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Louise Dennys, C.M. Executive Publisher, Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group, Executive VP, Random House of Canada Ltd. Claire Hopkinson Director and CEO, Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation Paul Lewis President, Great Pacific Media Laura Michalchyshyn Partner/Producer, Sundance Productions David Mirvish, C.M., O.Ont. Mirvish Productions Tracey Pearce President, Distribution & Pay, Bell Media Andrew Shaw Former President & CEO, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Coordinator – MBA Program in Arts, Media & Entertianment Management
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Director – MBA Program in Arts, Media & Entertainment Management