Arts, Media & Entertainment Management
Schulich offers Canada’s only English language MBA with a specialization in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management(ARTM). 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. It is designed for students who have work experience and/or educational backgrounds in the arts and cultural industries. Courses focus on issues specific to the arts and cultural industries, such as regulation and policy, rights management, talent management and the impact of digital disruption.
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 both in the classroom and via extra-curricular programming.
Focusing on the Canadian experience in a globalized environment, the ARTM program is also designed to support the educational and career objectives of exchange and foreign students.
The specialization prepares students for a management career in the arts, entertainment and media sectors. Alumni work in mid and senior management positions in all areas of the arts, entertainment and media sectors, across a spectrum ranging from broadcasting, digital and social media industries to not-for-profit arts and social enterprise organizations, as well as government and governmental agencies.
The Schulich Career Development Centre
Your career is top priority at Schulich. To make career decisions that are right for you, the CDC will help you identify strengths, determine career objectives, develop career plans, hone skills for career management and put your professional development plan into action.
- Our highly experienced CDC Advisors bring a unique combination of first-hand knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives in a wide variety of businesses and industry sectors.
- Take advantage of a series of proven career-building modules, including up-to-date Job Search Techniques, Self-Assessment, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills to help you stand out from the competition.
- Corporate Information Sessions offer you an opportunity to meet top level recruiters, alumni and executives.Visit the Career Development Centre
Specialization RequirementsView course details Hide course details
Students must complete 12.00 credits total, consisting of:
- 6.00 credits of Required Courses
- 6.00 or more credits of Elective Courses (see below)
MGMT 6100 3.00 Strategy Field Study is recommended in a cultural sector organization
- ARTM 6340 3.00 MANAGING IN THE NEW BROADCAST WORLD
- ARTM 6350 3.00 THE BUSINESS OF CREATIVITY IN THE CULTURAL SECTOR
- ARTM 6360 3.00 BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR DIGITAL MEDIA
Graduate Diploma in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management
Students must complete 12.00 credits total, consisting of:
- 6.00 credits of Required Courses (see above)
- 6.00 credits of Electives (see above)
- A minimum 12-week full-time internship in a cultural sector organization taken concurrently with a Schulich graduate degree**
- Diploma must be completed within one term of completing graduate program degree requirements.*Students must satisfy both Graduate Diploma (above) and MBA requirements
** Internship sites and Strategy Field Study sites must be approved by the Program Director
NOTE: Not all courses required to fulfill a specialization are offered each term. Course offerings are based on factors such as student demand and instructor availability. The office of Student Services & International Relations is available to provide advising on course sequencing and the fulfillment of program and specialization requirements within a student’s period of study. For current course offerings and details, please view the Schulich Course Offerings Database.
Another study option is the combined program between the Schulich School of Business and the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) Graduate Studies which is a one of the most established and respected programs of its kind in Canada. It offers a three-year, full-time, multidisciplinary combined program leading to both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Fine Arts or Master of Arts degree. Learn more
Schulich ARTM faculty members are well known for their work in arts, entertainment and media. Their expertise spans a wide range of related issues, including strategy management, policy development and entrepreneurship. All faculty members continue to play a vital role in the field of arts and culture.
Selected faculty members
Joyce Zemans, C.M.
University Professor and Senior Scholar; Director, MBA Program in Arts, Media and Entertainment ManagementView profile
Adjunct Professor; Principal of barcode SDGView profile
Trina McQueen, O.C.
Adjunct Professor of Broadcast ManagementView profile
Peter S. Grant
Adjunct ProfessorView 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
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 events and provides opportunities to meet and hear from professionals in these industries, including managers, administrators, consultants and entrepreneurs.
AMMC facilitates attendance at conferences, professional development sessions, and case competitions and provides links to publications covering arts and media industry news and opinions.
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