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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“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.”
“On Feb 22, 2000, at the depth of the .com crash, I co-founded ecentricarts, a web strategy, design and development studio with a passion for arts, culture and the not-for-profit sectors. The company has seen slow and steady growth; we currently have 35 full time employees. My MBA has been an invaluable component of my personal toolbox. As an entrepreneur and business owner, not a day goes by that I don’t draw upon the skills foundation I received while at Schulich. I am grateful for that.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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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