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What will I learn?

Learn the practical skills and specialized knowledge you need to enhance an organization’s creative capacity—or to take your own career as an artist to the next level. The two-year Arts and Cultural Management diploma prepares you for administrative and management roles in the creative and cultural sectors.

In this program, you develop close ties to the arts and cultural community and emerge from your studies ready to assist organizations and artists in the areas of fund, resource and audience development; publicity and media relations; human resource management; special event planning; project management and much more.

Classroom discussion, individual and group projects, case studies and practicums—this two-year diploma provides you with a practical balance of academic course work and hands-on experience.

Our instructors are leaders in the local arts and culture sector, and they will help you gain a deeper understanding of cultural policy, build your leadership potential and develop audiences and resources.

What to expect

Learn to manage people and plan events. Prepare contracts and write grant proposals. Discover the challenges faced by the creative, not-for-profit sector—and how to meet those challenges head on.

Add hands-on assignments, case studies and an eight-week field placement to your academic experience and you leave the program prepared to organize, supervise and lead in the arts and culture sector. It's no surprise that 90 percent of our graduates find work in the creative sector.

CERTIFICATE EXIT

If you have other post-secondary education and want to start working sooner, you may choose to exit the program with a certificate after one year of study.

FIELD PLACEMENT

After completing the academic portion of the program, you will practice what you have learned in an exciting two-month field placement with an organization of your choice.

This experience is a key factor for your successful transition into paid employment in the sector.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$20,100.00 (US$ 15,795) per year
CAN $670 per credit

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

Application deadline

30 June 2021, 30 November 2021

Start date

8 September 2021, 5 January 2022

Venue

MacEwan University

Building 7, 10700 – 104 Avenue,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T5J 4S2, Canada

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$20,100.00 (US$ 15,795) per year
CAN $670 per credit

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

Application deadline

30 June 2021, 30 November 2021

Start date

8 September 2021, 5 January 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: P-TOEFL (paper based) score of 580; PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 59 and a minimum score of 56 in each band. Minimum overall band score of 70 and a minimum score of 60 in each band; An O-level, GSCE or IGCSE English Language or Literature course of B (minimum grade)is required.

For international students

Regular admission: Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  • ELA 30-1
  • Four subjects from Group A, B, C or D courses

Mature admission: Applicants must be 20 years of age or older and have been out of full-time high school at least one year by the beginning of the intake term. Applicants must have the following:

ELA 30-1 with a minimum grade of 65 percent (or equivalent)

OR

Six credits of university-level English with no grade less than a C-

Applicants with nine or more post-secondary level credits must also present a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Previous post-secondary: Applicants must have successfully completed the following from a recognized institution:

  • A minimum of 18 post-secondary credits with a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have completed ELA 30-1 (or equivalent) listed under the Regular or Mature category.

IELTS–Academic: Minimum overall band score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 5.5 in each band.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Internet-Based Test (iBT)): Minimum total score of 86 and a minimum score of 21 in each section.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Minimum overall band score of 70 and a minimum score of 60 in each band.

PTE – Academic: Minimum overall score of 59 and a minimum score of 56 in each band.

Cambridge English: Advanced/Proficiency: Minimum overall score of 180 and a minimum score of 165 in each skill.

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum score of 80 in GCVR, Listening, and Writing and a 3 in Speaking Test.

Duolingo: Minimum overall band score of 115.

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About this uni

MacEwan provides a friendly student-focused education, where learners get closer to their dream careers.

  • Located in Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, Canada
  • 150+ opportunities for research and work experiences
  • Scholarships for international students
  • 83% of graduates find employment, 10% continue studying