Advanced Arts & Entertainment Management Certificate

Fine & Applied Arts, School of Performing Arts


Program Highlights

The Advanced Arts and Entertainment Management Certificate provides students with the skills, experience and contacts necessary to gain employment in the industry.

This one-year program requires two years of post-secondary training or equivalent work experience and offers students a unique blend of course work and practicum experience in the arts and entertainment industry.

Students gain an overview of all aspects of arts and entertainment management, including marketing, resource development, and financial, tour, production and artist management in both the commercial and non-profit cultural sectors.

  • 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


Campus Terms Full/Part Time
North Vancouver Summer Full-Time

Program Requirements and Outlines

First Term

AEM 345 Advanced Marketing in AEM 1.50 credits
AEM 346 Adv Org Structures in AEM 1.50 credits
AEM 347 Advanced Financial Mgmt in AEM 1.50 credits
AEM 348 Adv ResourceDevelopment in AEM 1.50 credits
AEM 349 Adv Artist Development in AEM 1.50 credits
AEM 350 Adv Prod/Tour Mgmt in AEM 1.50 credits
First Term Credits Required 9.00

Second Term

AEM 355 Current Issues in AEM I 3.00 credits
AEM 356 Advanced AEM Practicum I 8.00 credits
Second Term Credits Required 11.00

Third Term

AEM 361 Current Issues in AEM II 3.00 credits
AEM 362 Advanced AEM Practicum II 8.00 credits
AEM 363 Advanced AEM Grad Projects 3.00 credits
Third Term Credits Required 14.00

Important Dates


Summer 2019

Application & Document Deadline

April 2

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • 2 years of post-secondary education including three credit hours of English or Communications courses; or a minimum of 365 hours of verified experience in the arts and entertainment industry and a minimum score of 75% on entrance exam
  • Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
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Student Information Services

Admissions Advisor
604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230

School of Performing Arts

604 984 4911