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Aug 11 2016
In just over a year, artist Brenda Draney will see her projects come to life in the Centre for Arts and Culture
Aug 9 2016
Dedicated studio space is a must-have in the new building
Jun 15 2016
Creativity reigns supreme in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications


Length of Study

Diploma: 2 yrs full time,
3-4 yrs part time
Certificate: 1 yr full time,
2-3 yrs part time

Study Options

Classroom or online
Full time or part time

Credential Granted

Diploma, Certificate


Fall term (September)

Workplace Learning

Eight-week field placement


Athabasca University - 30 credits toward the completion of a Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies

Grant MacEwan University - 21 credits toward the completion of a Management Studies Diploma


MacEwan University’s Arts and Cultural Management program is unique in Canada. Students in this program have one thing in common: a love and passion for the arts!

If you’re creative and organized, then a career in arts management or cultural administration might be right for you. You could launch an exciting new career in arts marketing, fundraising, publicity, music management, event planning and much more. 

The Arts and Cultural Management Diploma program comprises two years of full time study and practice. We still offer the flexibility of a certificate exit after one year, but to maximize your knowledge in arts management we encourage you to complete the Diploma program.


Learn with others who share your passion, drive and creativity. Study online or on campus in west Edmonton, Alberta to learn administrative and management skills in:

  • Audience and resource development
  • Publicity and media relations
  • Special events and project management


Interactive classes

Our instructors use a dynamic, interactive teaching style that includes discussions, group projects and seminars that help you learn by doing.

Field placement

During a two-month field placement, you’ll further develop your skills and make valuable industry connections in areas including:

  • Music and dance
  • Theatre and film
  • Visual arts


Our grads move into rewarding careers in arts and culture. Use your diploma to further your education or start working in the field right away.