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What will I learn?

In the Arts & Entertainment Management program at CapU, you'll gain the skills to work in B.C.'s growing entertainment industry.

Immerse yourself in the business side of the arts and entertainment industry and get ready for a fast-paced career in film, TV, theatre, music, artist management or a mixture of all!

Your first year will focus on a broad range of topics including a survey of the arts and entertainment industry, computer applications, production and design, and record label and festival management.

In the second year, you'll advance to even more complex coursework and gain real-world experience in an external practicum with a professional organization.

Pathway program

The Arts & Entertainment Management program shares an educational pathway with graduates of the Nimbus School of Recording and Media.

Graduates of the Nimbus Advanced Music Industry (AMI) / Music Production, Recording, & Business (MPRB) Diploma programs can apply their academic credits and complete a Diploma in Arts and Entertainment Management at CapU in 12 months.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key concepts regarding planning, funding, producing, budgeting and promoting and arts and entertainment event.
  • Generate the administrative aspects of planning and producing an event.
  • Apply arts and entertainment management knowledge, skills, theories and processes learned in the classroom to hands-on, relevant work experience, including volunteer activities and practicums.
  • Operate as part of a team to produce a performing arts event.
  • Demonstrate skills in written communication through clear and concise writing.
  • Employ principles of effective oral communication including effectively managing meetings and groups.
  • Prepare, write and monitor an arts and entertainment budget.
  • Outline the operation of an arts/entertainment event to determine the strengths and weaknesses.
  • Distinguish all aspects of the creation, production and dissemination of an artistic project.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$19,524.00 (US$ 15,158) per year
Year 1: CAN $19,524; Year 2: CAN $23,951

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 September 2022


Capilano University

2055 Purcell Way,


British Columbia (BC),

V7J 3H5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English Studies 12 or English 12 or English First Peoples 12 and two academic Grade 12 courses

For international students

High school graduation

English Language Requirements:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 83 (internet-based score), 560 (paper-based score).
ELA (English Language Assessment Test): 145
Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 overall and no one scores less than 6
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test): 70
PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): 56
Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum mark of B+.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Capilano University

A Capilano University degree is internationally respected, enabling graduates to pursue their career ambitions anywhere in the world.

  • One of Canada’s most populous and culturally diverse cities
  • 30 per cent international students
  • Globally renowned for excellence in teaching and support
  • 96 per cent of graduates are employed

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