Arts and Entertainment Management Diploma

Fine & Applied Arts, School of Performing Arts


Program Highlights

Immerse yourself in the business side of the arts and entertainment industry and get ready for a fast-paced career in a growing and dynamic sector.

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.

Are you a recent high school grad looking for your niche in the arts and entertainment world? Consider the Arts & Entertainment Management Diploma as your stepping stone into this fascinating field.

  • 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 Fall Both

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4,539 $1,089 $5,628
Year 2$5,481 $1,503 $6,984
Total$10,020 $2,592 $12,612

Program Requirements and Outlines

First Term

AEM 140 Arts & Entertainment I 3.00 credits
AEM 142 A&E Introductory Practicum I 1.50 credits
AEM 145 AEM Computer Applications 3.00 credits
ENGL 100 Academic Writing Strategies 3.00 credits
THTR 160 Technical Theatre Fundamentals 3.00 credits
First Term Credits Required 15.00

Second Term

AEM 141 Arts & Entertainment II 3.00 credits
AEM 143 A&E Introductory Practicum II 3.00 credits
AEM 146 Festival Management 1.50 credits
AEM 147 Record Label Management 1.50 credits
AEM 148 Venue Management 3.00 credits
Second Term Credits Required 12.00

Third Term

AEM 245 Media, Marketing and Promotion 1.50 credits
AEM 247 Financial Management in AEM 1.50 credits
AEM 248 Resource Development in AEM 1.50 credits
AEM 249 Fundamentals of Artist Dev 1.50 credits
AEM 251 Industry Seminar in AEM 1.50 credits
AEM 252 Performing Arts Touring Intro 1.50 credits
Third Term Credits Required 9.00

Fourth Term

AEM 240 Internal Practicum-A&E Mgmt I 4.50 credits
Fourth Term Credits Required 12.00

Fifth Term

AEM 241 Internal Practicum-A&E Mgmt II 4.50 credits
Fifth Term Credits Required 12.00

Important Dates


Fall 2018

Application & Document Deadline

June 5

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
  • 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