What will I learn?

Program Overview

Centennial College’s Museum and Cultural Management program offers an applied, learner-centred curriculum to help you develop the skill set needed to manage the programs and resources that preserve and publicly present the cultural and natural heritage of our civilization.

Courses in this graduate certificate program cover industry-based subjects, museum administration topics and in-depth explorations of contemporary issues and cases in Canada and abroad. Core theory is applied to current workplace realities. Assignments, lessons and student placements are linked to the vast network of museums in Ontario and Canada.

The Museum and Cultural Management program has fostered numerous partnerships with local, provincial and national institutions. Professionals from the field act as advisors, guest lecturers and field placement supervisors.

Program Highlights

  • You learn from professionals who have current knowledge of the industry.
  • Training is complemented by a 7-week full-time field placement
  • The Story Arts Centre provides opportunities to collaborate with students in photography, broadcasting, music, art and theatre programs.
  • The Museum and Cultural Management program's practical, hands-on and entrepreneurial approach prepares you for sustainable heritage sector-related careers directly upon graduation.

Career Outlook

  • Heritage interpreter
  • Social Media Officer
  • Conservator
  • Preservation officer
  • Conservation technician
  • Curatorial assistant
  • Museum technician
  • Museum registrar clerk

Areas of Employment

  • National historic sites
  • Municipal and not-for-profit museums
  • Galleries
  • National and provincial parks
  • Historic sites
  • Zoos
  • World heritage sites
  • Federal, provincial and municipal cultural funding agencies
  • Government departments
  • Arts service organizations
  • Related not-for-profit arts, cultural and heritage organizations

Which department am I in?

School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$13,283.00 (US$ 10,168) per year
Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

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

Start date

3 September 2019


Story Arts Centre

951 Carlaw Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

M4K 3M2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a university degree or a three-year college diploma from a recognized institution. English Language Requirements: TOEFL - 580 Paper-based 88+ minimums of 22 for the Internet based test; MELAB - Score of 82; IELTS - 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0. Additional English language communications clinic sessions will be required and assigned for any single band score area below 6.5. CAEL - Overall 70, Writing score 60; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 60+; International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) - 4.1+; Cambridge English Exams: Proficiency (CPE), Advanced (CAE), First (FCE) - 180+.

For international students

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in any discipline
  • We will consider applicants who have successfully completed partial post-secondary education (minimum two years) and have relevant work experience

Additional Requirements

Attend a mandatory program admission session where applicants will:

  • Complete a writing exercise
  • Submit an up-to-date resume

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or TOEFL (computer-based) 88+ (with no test below 22)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5+ (with no single test score below 6.0)
  • CAEL with an overall band score of 70; writing score 60, or
  • MELAB score of 82, or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 60 plus, or
  • ITEP ( International Test of English Proficiency) score of 4.1 plus

About this uni

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment