• 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 a 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.

    In its almost fifty year history, alumni of this elite program have achieved senior management positions across a host of sectors. Program instructors are distinguished leaders in their disciplines, and students gain regular access to current top executives, in both formal and informal extra-curricular activities.

    While the program focuses on the Canadian experience in a globalized environment, it is also designed to support educational objectives of exchange and foreign students.


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ARTM Newsletter Library

Christina Kubacki (MBA/MA ‘10)

“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.”

Christina Kubacki (MBA/MA ‘10)Senior Director of Acquisitions | Entertainment One
  • Success Stories

    Through out the years the Arts, Media and Entertainment Management program has produced top talent who have gone on to achieve great success in the industry. Learn more about some of our faculty, alumni and current students.

Program History

  • The program has been around for almost 50 years. Learn more about the rich history by reading Co-Founder, Paul Schafer’s article, click here.

Colleen Smith (MBA '02)

“The environment is ripe with opportunities to challenge yourself, extend your ability to think beyond your own experiences, and develop and entrepreneurial spirit that will so wonderfully guide you to success. ”

Colleen Smith (MBA '02)Executive Director
Theatre Calgary


Joyce Zemans, C.M.

Senior Scholar, Professor Emerita Director, MBA Program in Arts and Media Administration

Faculty Profile

Trina McQueen O.C.

Adjunct Professor

Faculty Profile

Douglas Barrett

Bell Media Professor in Media Management Principal, barcode SDG

Faculty Profile

Peter Lyman

Adjunct Professor,Sr. Partner, Nordicity

Faculty Profile
  • Advisory Board Advisory Board
    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.
    Mallory Gilbert, C.M.  Arts Consultant; Former General Manager, Tarragon Theatre
    Peter Lyman Senior Partner, Nordicity
    Laura Michalchyshyn   Partner/Producer, Sundance Productions
    David Mirvish, C.M., O.Ont.  Mirvish Productions
    Andrew Shaw  Former President & CEO, Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Contact Us:

Kathleen Welsby
Coordinator – MBA Program in Arts, Media & Entertianment Management
kwelsby@schulich.yorku.ca or artm@schulich.yorku.ca

Joyce Zemans
Director – MBA Program in Arts, Media & Entertainment Management
416-736-2100 x77905