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Acceptance decisions begin on January 15 and continue through February 
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Program Introduction:

The Dan School of Drama and Music, and the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (IBCPA) are offering both a new Arts Management Graduate Diploma and a Master of Arts in Arts Leadership for students and working professionals who have the passion and acumen for the arts and are seeking opportunities in arts management and leadership.

The program centres on developing 21st century leadership and management capabilities. Coursework covers strategic planning and thinking, a specific focus on comprehensive revenue development in arts marketing and philanthropy, cultural policy, contract negotiations and labour relations, financial and management accounting, and creative entrepreneurship.


Academic Goals & Learning Objectives:

The Arts Management Graduate Diploma program is designed to broaden a student’s knowledge of arts organizations and to help them acquire an understanding of business theories and management techniques and their application including those in financial and management accounting, arts marketing, arts philanthropy, strategic planning and leadership, and governance. There is an emphasis on revenue development skills taught by top practitioners in the field, addressing a skill gap and significant industry need (particularly in revenue development) as outlined in the industry research described.

The program design relies on inquiry-based research, applied learning in live-site analysis, and the rigorous exchange of ideas, producing graduate students who are immediately qualified to assume specialized administrative positions with professional arts organizations and who will eventually assume leadership roles.


Program Schedule:

Summer Term: The following 12.0 units of courses are required (core), taught at the Isabel, and must be done in-person at Queen’s campus in Kingston:

3.0 units - Arts Marketing (ARTL 801)
3.0 units - Arts Philanthropy (ARTL 802)
3.0 units - Finance and Accounting (MIR 875/ARTL 875)
1.5 units - Strategic Planning (ARTL 805)
1.5 units - Strategic Leadership (ARTL 806)


Course Descriptions:

Visit our complete list of graduate courses for the diploma and degree programs.