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 & Entertainment 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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    Students in the combined program may choose either of the following two options. However, most students will find that Option 1 most easily facilitates progress through the combined program within three years of study.

    MBA/MFA/MA Program – Option 1

    Year 1: MFA/MA Core Requirements

    Students take the core course requirements in their Fine Arts area. In addition, students will take GS/ARTM 6301 3.00 during the Winter Term of their first year of study for degree credit in Fine Arts. They may also take ARTM 6300 3.00.

    Year 1 Required Course:

    • ISSUES IN ARTS & CULTURAL MANAGEMENT

    Year 1 Recommended Elective:

    • CULTURAL POLICY

    Year 2: MBA 1 Requirements

    • MBA 1 Core Courses (27.00 credits of the Required Foundations of Management 5000 level Core Courses)
    • 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

    Year 2 Summer (optional)

    • Students generally undertake an internship after completing their second year in the program, (and having fulfilled their 5000 level core MBA requirements).

    Year 3: MFA/MA and MBA Requirements

    Students will complete the requirements in both programs during this final year of study.

    • 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
    • Students will also complete their Master’s Research Paper (MRP) or thesis and the balance of their course requirements in each program over the two terms

    MBA/MFA/MA Program Option 2: Schulich Start

    Year 1: MBA 1 Requirements

    • MBA 1 Core Courses (27.00 credits of Required Foundations of Management 5000-level core courses)
    • 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 1 Required Course:

    • ISSUES IN ARTS & CULTURAL MANAGEMENT

    Year 1 Summer: optional

    Students may choose to undertake an internship after completing their first year in the program.

    Year 2: MFA/MA Core Requirements

    • Students will take the core course requirements in their Fine Arts area.
    • In some cases, students may take Strategic Management (SB/SGMT 6000 3.00)  and may complete their Strategy Field Study (MGMT 6090 0.00 and MGMT 6100 3.00) in this year of study

    Year 2 Summer (optional)

    Students may choose to undertake an internship in this term, if not already completed.

    Year 3: MFA/MA and MBA Requirements

    Students will complete the requirements in both programs during this final year of study.

    • Students should take MBA 2 Core Courses (6.00 credits) in the Fall term, if not already 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
    • Students will also complete their Master’s Research Paper (MRP) or thesis and the balance of their course requirements in each program over the two terms

MBA Specialization

Another study option is an MBA with a specialization in the Arts, Media and Entertainment Management (ARTM). The program is particularly designed for students who have work experience and/or educational backgrounds in the arts and cultural industries. Learn more

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.