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.
Specialization Details by Category
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Specialization RequirementsView details Hide 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
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.
Graduate Diploma in Arts, Media & Entertainment ManagementView details Hide details
The Graduate Diploma in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management is earned concurrently with the Master of Business Administration.
Students must complete 12.00 credits total, consisting of:
- 6.00 credits of Required Courses (see above)
- 6.00 credits of Electives (see above)
To earn the diploma, students must have:
- completed the Arts and Media specialization, within the MBA, IMBA, MBA/MFA, MBA/MA or MBA/JD program
- conducted their MGMT 6100 strategy study (601) at an arts, media or entertainment site (approval of the Arts and Media Director required)
- completed the program requirements for an internship in the cultural sector
Students must satisfy the requirements of both the Graduate Diploma as well as those of the MBA, IMBA, MBA/MFA, MBA/MA or MBA/JD.
The diploma must be completed within one term of completing graduate program degree requirements.
Career OpportunitiesView details Hide details
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 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.
Arts and Media Management Club (AMMC)View details Hide details
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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ARTM In The NewsMore News
Arts, Media & Entertainment Management Celebrates 50th Anniversary
ARTM Alumna Fangyi Pan Publishes Book of Chinese Poetry and Essays
ARTM Adjunct Faculty member Douglas Barrett: Why we're still seven years away from new Acts
Meet One of the Most Powerful Women in Canadian Television
Five crucial digital policy questions for Canada
A series of videos featuring ARTM students at the Schulich School of Business discussing various aspects of the Schulich MBA and the ARTM Specialization.
May 7th, 2018 – ARTM Alumni Dinner
March 3rd, 2018 – The Future of Arts Funding
January 27th, 2018 – Digital Media at the Crossroads: A Conference in Content in Digital Media
January 23rd, 2018 – Culture Shift – Gender and Diversity in the Film Industry (Panel Discussion)
November 15th, 2017 – Disruption in the Content Distribution Business and the Impact of Regulatory Change in Canada
Spotlight on ARTM Alum
“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.”
“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.”
“The MBA taught me business skills "beyond the text book" which prepared me for the challenges of the dynamic world of arts administration and fostered the self-awareness which is essential to work collaboratively and creatively.”
“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.”
“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.”
“My MBA has been an invaluable part of my personal toolbox. As an entrepreneur and business owner, not a day goes by what I don't draw up on the skills foundation I received while at Schulich.”
Program HistoryRead More
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.
University Professor and Senior Scholar; Co-Director of the Arts, Media & Entertainment Management ProgramFaculty Profile
Trina McQueen O.C.
Bell Media Professor in Media ManagementFaculty Profile
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of the School of the Arts Media Performance and Design; Co-Director of the Arts, Media & Entertainment Management ProgramFaculty Profile
Adjunct Professor, Principal of barcode SDGFaculty Profile
Adjunct Professor, Sr. Partner, NordicityFaculty Profile
Tricia Baldwin Director, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Claire Hopkinson Director and CEO, Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation Paul Lewis Conference Director, World Congress of Science and Factual Producers 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