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Program Code: 27551
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Start Dates: September
Program Length: 3 semesters
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Humber is proud to have the highest graduate employment and employer satisfaction rate of the GTA colleges based on Colleges Ontario’s key performance indicators for college graduates in 2022-2023.

Program Overview

Humber’s Arts Administration and Cultural Management graduate certificate program is for those who wish to combine their passion for arts, culture and heritage with business acumen and management skills. This distinctive program promotes diverse, multidisciplinary performing and visual artistic expressions supported by organizational competence in revenue development (earned and contributed), management of human resources (artists, volunteers, companies), planning (financial, strategic, special events, career) and communications (multiplatform, digital, marketing).

The program is situated within the creative milieu of Humber’s renowned programs in theatre, writing, visual and digital arts, music, photography, animation, television, and film. Real-world experience is gained through varied field placements in commercial, government and not-for-profit arts and culture organizations, and collaborative capstone projects which demonstrate to employers the breadth of graduates’ abilities.

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Courses

At Humber, courses are delivered in a variety of formats:

In-Person - An in-person course is delivered fully on campus.

Online Asynchronous (A) - An online asynchronous course has no fixed class schedule and allows students to engage with the course at different times according to their needs. Faculty provide modules, which are completed independently by the students according to established deadlines.

Online Synchronous (S) - An online synchronous course is delivered fully online and requires faculty and students to participate in real-time according to a fixed schedule. Classes are scheduled for a specific day and time.

Hybrid - A hybrid course is a combination of in-person and online classes and follows a set schedule. Students must be available to attend in-person classes at scheduled times during the semester.

The chart below outlines the delivery options available for each course in this program, by campus. For some academic terms, there may be more than one delivery option available. You’ll be able to select your preferred options when building your course schedule during open enrolment. Preferences for course delivery will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Some Humber programs are also delivered fully online, where all courses are delivered online.

International students: the impact of studying from outside of Canada on Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility differs significantly based on when you start your program. Please review the PGWP eligibility before choosing your program and course delivery.

Course code and Name Delivery Type by Location
Course Code Course Name North Lakeshore IGS DL/Online
Semester 1
ARTC 5000 Introduction to Arts Management N/A Online (S) N/A N/A
ARTC 5002 Planning and Programming in Arts and Culture N/A In-Person N/A N/A
ARTC 5005 Financial Management 1 N/A In-Person N/A N/A
ARTC 5202 Marketing Arts and Culture N/A In-Person N/A N/A
ARTC 5203 Cultural Policy N/A Online (S) N/A N/A
ARTC 5209 Professional Practice N/A In-Person N/A N/A
Semester 2
ARTC 5003 Human Resources in Arts and Culture N/A Online (S) N/A N/A
ARTC 5004 Revenue Development N/A In-Person N/A N/A
ARTC 5200 Equity and Pluralism in Arts and Culture N/A In-Person N/A N/A
ARTC 5205 Capstone Project in Arts and Culture N/A In-Person N/A N/A
ARTC 5206 Field Experience 1 - Arts Administration and Cultural Management N/A N/A N/A Online (A)
ARTC 5207 Financial Management 2 N/A Online (S) N/A N/A
Semester 3
ARTC 5500 Field Experience 2 - Arts Administration and Cultural Management N/A In-Person N/A N/A

Work-Integrated Learning  

Students will gain practical, hands-on experience in the industry by completing two mandatory in the second and third semesters. After completing a field experience preparation course, students will be supported in marketing themselves to prospective employers in order to find field experiences that align with their personal career goals.

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Expert Faculty

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Anne Frost

Anne began her arts management career in the 1980s at Keyano Theatre, Fort McMurray, Alberta. Moving to Toronto, she worked at the Toronto Theatre Alliance on the 3rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, then at Jeunesses musicales du Canada as Ontario Executive Director. After a Master’s degree in Arts Policy and Management from the City University, London, UK (1987-88) Anne returned to Canada and worked at Harbourfront as Co-ordinator for the Festival of Authors; then as General Manager at Theatre Direct Canada and Mixed Company Theatre. She also taught in the Humber College post-graduate Arts Administration – Cultural Management program, starting in 2000.

In 2002 Anne moved to Owen Sound and worked on revenue development at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, then at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, a major facility on the Lake Huron shore. In 2003 Anne began to teach in the undergraduate arts management program at University of Toronto, Scarborough. In 2008-9, Anne co-ordinated the Humber program in which she had been teaching. During the five-year suspension of the Humber program, from 2011 to 2013, Anne taught post-graduates in the Culture and Heritage Site Management program at Centennial College as well as teaching job development skills to post-secondary learners in a technical theatre program at Sheridan College. Anne joined Young Associates, offering financial and business services to the cultural sector, in 2013 as a senior consultant, working primarily in revenue development and business planning. Anne resumed the coordinator’s role for the Humber post-graduate arts management program as of 2014, and maintains her consulting practice at Young Associates alongside this full-time faculty position, stewarding her robust and long-standing professional links into the sector alongside her academic role.

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Freddy Monasterio

Freddy Monasterio is the artistic and administrative director of the LyricFind Foundation as well as the development and grants manager of LyricFind Inc. Freddy has 15 years of experience in project management, fundraising and research in the arts and cultural industries. He is fluently bilingual (English-Spanish) and has completed graduate studies in the fields of business administration (BBA - University of Havana, Cuba), global development studies (MA - Queen’s University, Canada) and cultural studies (PhD -  Queen’s University, Canada). In addition to identifying new funding and strategic partnership opportunities, managing multiple grants, and supporting business development, cultural exchange and international co-operation initiatives with LyricFind, Freddy teaches "Marketing Arts and Culture" at Humber College, chairs the board of directors of the Lula Music and Arts Centre, and co-writes and co-hosts Cuban Serenade, a podcast documentary series exploring the history of Cuban music in Canada. He also volunteers as a youth mentor and interpreter with the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture. Freddy has represented Canada’s music industry as part of international trade missions in Latin America, and helped launch multiple initiatives such as the Electric Circuits Festival of Electronic Music, Performance and Digital Arts (Kingston, Ontario) and the Soul Shakedown DJ Collective. He has collaborated as a research associate with the Vulnerable Media Lab, the Canadian Live Music Association, and the Cuban Institute for Cultural Research. Freddy’s research on independent music production, entrepreneurship, and the diasporic experience of Cuban musicians in Canada has been published in Latin American Music Review (University of Texas Press), Americas: A Hemispheric Music Journal (American Music Research Center/University of Nebraska Press), and Magazine AM:PM.

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Heather Young

Heather Clara Young, CPB (Principal, Young Associates), has worked in the field of arts management for over thirty years and as a bookkeeper for most of that time. Her experience includes leadership roles with arts and heritage service organizations, theatre and dance producing companies, facilities, festivals and community organizations. Young Associates, founded in 1993, provides full-service bookkeeping as well as financial planning, strategic planning, HR and data management services to not-for-profits and charities, with a special focus on the arts and culture sector. Heather teaches accounting and financial management in Humber College’s Arts Management program, and has taught for Humber’s Fundraising and Volunteer Management program and University of Toronto’s Arts Management program. She was the 2012 recipient of the Sandra Tulloch Award for Innovation in Arts and Culture, and a 2004 recipient of Humber College’s Continuing Education Award of Excellence for Outstanding Academic Contribution. Finance for the Arts in Canada (2005, 2021) is a unique self-study guide, reference source and textbook for the accounting and finance functions in cultural organizations.

Study Abroad

We offer many global opportunities for you to explore during your time at Humber! We live in a very interconnected world and by participating in a global opportunity, not only will you gain new skills, but you may also be eligible for academic credits and/or co-curricular record (CCR). Some of the global opportunities at Humber includes Summer Abroad, Semester Exchange, faculty-led trips, Humber Global Summer School, and many others! To learn more, please visit Humber Global Opportunities.

Your Career

Our graduates have attained a variety of arts administration and cultural management positions such as marketing and development officer/manager, education and engagement co-ordinator, membership and volunteer manager, programming assistant, public programs co-ordinator, patron services co-ordinator, drama school co-ordinator, and finance and operations assistant.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for September 2024 start could be eligible for an automatic scholarship*. Apply now

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Condensed Week Lakeshore Open

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

SUMMER INFO SESSIONS

July 8 - July 19th

Join us for Online or In-Person Information Sessions that will help you get into Humber this September.

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Watch the video to hear from Arts Administration and Cultural Management students about what they learned during this industry networking event.


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Apply through OCAS between June 14 - July 19, 2024 and be registered full-time on Tuesday, September 17, 2024 and receive a $125 credit equal to the domestic application fee.

To qualify, get started by filling out the APPLY ON US form.

*This promotion is open to domestic applications for the September 2024 program intakes only. Offer not valid for existing applicants or applications.

International Students with a valid Study Permit or Letter of Introduction (LOI)* can receive a Waiver Code to cover the $100 September 2024 application fee.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by July 15, 2024 to receive your Application Fee Credit. Applications for September will remain open as long as the program availability status shows Open.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Anne Frost, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3446
anne.frost@humber.ca

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma, diploma or equivalent, preferably in Arts, Humanities, Fine Arts or Performing Arts

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Anne Frost, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3446
anne.frost@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $6,187.70
  • international: $19,169.12

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

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Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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