Field Placement

You've worked hard, learned lots and had a little fun along the way. Now it's time to immerse yourself in the creative sector. Spend the last eight weeks of the program in a field placement with an arts organization of your choice.  

Your search for the perfect field placement begins in the fall. That's when you identify career goals and create a list of organizations—in Edmonton, across Canada or in the United States—that can help you meet those goals. After interviewing with a minimum of three organizations and learning what your responsibilities will be, you choose the placement that provides you with the best opportunity to meet your goals.

In the spring, your field placement becomes the ideal classroom, the place where theory translates into practice. Here you will network with future colleagues, learn from experienced arts administrators, maybe even get to know your next employer.

Learning on the job

Each year, some of our students find field placements close to home while others gain experience farther afield.

“ I learned so much about the media industry and how it works—and I got to connect with amazing people and personalities along the way.” Daniel Schieman, Bottom Line Productions, 2016 


Arts and Cultural Management Field Placement Students

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