MBA / Master of Fine Arts / Master of Arts (MBA/MFA/MA) Program Details

  • An intensive, multidisciplinary Masters program for those interested in management careers in the arts and cultural sectors. Combined MBA/MFA programs are offered in the areas of Film Production and Screenwriting, Visual Arts and Dance. Combined MBA/MA programs are offered in: Art History & Curatorial Studies, Cinema & Media studies, Dance, Music and Theatre & Performance Studies.

     

  • Professor Joyce Zemans, MBA/MFA/MA Program Director
    Professor Joyce Zemans, MBA/MFA/MA Program Director

Arts & Media Website

For additional news, events and student success stories, visit the official ARTM website.

Study Options

This is a full-time program. Students who enrol in the combined program should be able to complete it over a three-year period, from date of entry.

Available delivery options

  • Full-time 36 months

Location(s)

  • Schulich School of Business - Keele Campus Toronto
  • York University - Keele Campus Toronto
  • Miles S. Nadal Management Centre Toronto
Graduation Requirements
  • Curriculum Overview

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    MBA/MFA/MA Program – Option 1

    Year 1 Requirements:

    • MFA/MA Core Courses required of the student’s fine arts specialization in either the MFA or MA streams in the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design
    • ISSUES IN ARTS & CULTURAL MANAGEMENT
    Year 1 Recommended Electives:
    • CULTURAL POLICY

    Year 2 Requirements

    • MBA 1 Core Courses (27.00 credits)
    • 3.00 credits of Schulich electives
    • Students may also take a course in their Fine Arts field for degree requirement in the MFA or MA
    (Summer)
    • Students generally undertake an internship after completing their second year in the program, (and having fulfilled their 5000 level core MBA requirements). This is optional.

    Year 3 Requirements

    • MBA 2 Core Courses (6.00 credits)
    • 6.00 to 9.00 credits of Schulich electives
    • The balance of required courses in the student’s fine arts specialization in either the MFA or MA streams in the Arts, Media, Performance & Design in the Faculty of Graduate Studies

    MBA/MFA/MA Program – Option 2

    Year 1

    • MBA 1 Core Courses (27.00 credits)
    • SB/ARTM 6301 3.00: Issues in Arts and Cultural Management
    • Students may also take a course in their Fine Arts field for degree requirement in the MFA or MA

    Year 2 Requirements

    • MFA/MA Core Requirements
    • In some cases, students may take SB/SGMT 6000 3.00 Strategic Management and may complete their Strategy Field Study (MGMT 6090 0.00 and MGMT 6100 3.00) in this year of study
    • Students generally undertake an internship after completing their second year in the program, (and having fulfilled their 5000 level core MBA requirements)

    Year 3 Requirements

    • MBA 2 Core Courses (6.00 credits) if not previously completed
    • 6.00 to 9.00 credits of Schulich electives
    • The balance of required courses in the student’s fine arts specialization in either the MFA or MA streams in the Arts, Media, Performance & Design in the Faculty of Graduate Studies
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Faculty

  • Faculty members are well known for their work in arts, entertainment and media. Their expertise spans a wide range of related issues, including strategic management, policy development and entrepreneurship. All faculty members continue to play a vital role in the field of arts and culture.

  • Student Clubs

    Engage with your Graduate Business Council (GBC) to connect with fellow Schulich students taking the Schulich MBA or other master’s level program, and join one or several of over 30 student clubs and committees, including the Arts and Media Management Club.

    Arts and Media Management Club (AMMC)

    AMMC is a networking gateway and social platform that links Schulich MBA students with the arts industry, media industry and related fields. The club plans social opportunities to meet and hear from professionals in these industries, including managers, administrators, consultants and entrepreneurs.

    For details, visit the GBC website.

    Co-Curricular Activities

    Participate on a sports team, attend a conference, or compete in case competitions. At Schulich, you’ll have numerous opportunities to make new friends and enrich your formal, in-class learning with co-curricular activities, both on and off campus.