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Advanced Arts and Entertainment Management Certificate

  • 91% of our 2017 certificate graduates gained employment in the industry by the end of the program!!

    The Advanced Arts and Entertainment Management Certificate provides students with the skill-sets, job experience, and contacts necessary to gain employment in the industry. This one-year program requires two years of post-secondary training or work experience equivalent and offers students a unique blend of course work and practicum experience in the arts and entertainment industry. Students gain an overview of all aspects of arts and entertainment management, including marketing, resource development, and financial, tour, production, and artist management in both the commercial and non-profit cultural sectors. The classroom-based course work for the program commences in the first term (May – August) with the practicum placements following in successive terms.

    Practicum placements are an essential part of this program. The students gain practical experience and cultivate relationships with one or more cultural organizations in the community working for professional arts and entertainment organizations. Past placements have included the Arts Club Theatre, 604 Records, Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, Turner Music, Vancouver Civic Theatres, Dexter Entertainment, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Nettwerk Records and many more. Our graduates have found employment with all of the aforementioned placements as well as Sam Feldman and Associates, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, PuSh Festival, Mint Records,Firehall Arts Centre, Live Nation, and Bard on the Beach, to name just a few. 

  • "The Advanced Arts and Entertainment Management certificate program helped turn my love for the arts into a fun and meaningful career in arts marketing and communications. The in-class portion allowed a good overview and helped me realize my areas of strength and interest, while the practicum placements gave me valuable experience and the necessary contacts to begin working as a successful freelance contractor immediately following graduation. This program directly introduced me to the amazing arts community in Vancouver, and the professional and personal contacts I made during this time remain an important part of my network of colleagues and friends today."

    • Kara Gibbs, Marketing and Communications Manager, Chan Centre