Arts Management & Leadership

The Dan School of Drama and Music, and the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (IBCPA) have two new exciting programs - a new Arts Management Graduate Diploma and a Master's in Arts Leadership. These programs are ideal for students and working professionals who have the passion and acumen for the arts  and see their careers not so much as on the stage but rather directing from behind the scenes - directing the business operations that is.

The focus is on developing 21st century leadership and management capabilities. Course work 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 digital entrepreneurship.

The program will focus 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.

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Graduate Diploma in Arts Management

Timeline
May - June 2017

Fees
$6500 (domestic), $13,000 (International)

Delivery
on campus (Queen's University, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts)

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 focus is on developing 21st century leadership and management capabilities. Course work 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 digital 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 will focus 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.

Master's in Arts Leadership

Timeline
May - June 2017

Fees
Part 1-  Diploma - May - June - (estimated) $6500* , $12,000 (International)

Part 2 - Masters - Sept - April 30 - Masters - $13000* (the Diploma is included in this cost), (domestic), $24,000 (international)

Delivery
1 year program
May-June 2017 - on campus
September-December 2017 - online, on campus or combination
January-April 2018 - practicum and capstone project.  Placement throughout N.America.

Who will lead the country's art organizations?

Too many institutions, from the ROM to Luminato, are relying on interim leaders. Part of the problem is the lack of a system for developing future CEOs… A challenge for anyone searching for arts leaders of big organizations in Canada is that there’s really not a reliable system for educating, mentoring and developing potential leaders…. Canadian cultural organizations frequently look beyond our borders to find the wizards they need in an environment that is brutally competitive and unforgiving.”
- Martin Knelman, Toronto Star, March 13, 2015

 

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 focus is on developing 21st century leadership and management capabilities. Course work 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 digital entrepreneurship.

The Master’s program culminates in a practicum at an arts organization and a rigorous capstone project that enables the student to apply and synthesize the learning garnered throughout this graduate program.

The number of online courses will increase over time, as will international partnerships for second term Master’s courses and the final term practicum.
There are a number of unique attributes of these programs that set them apart from graduate programs at other universities. Scaffolded upon the existing drama, music, film and media, and fine arts undergraduate programs, these graduate programs are designed as laddered credentials. A student may complete the Graduate Diploma as a stand-alone, direct entry graduate credential and may then decide to transfer into the Master of Arts in Arts Leadership, receiving advanced standing for the courses completed as they form a subset of those required for the Master’s degree. Students may also apply directly
into the Master’s program and should they withdraw after completing all the requirements associated with the Diploma, they will be granted the Graduate Diploma credential.

Students will be exposed to the expertise tenured faculty (from the Dan School of Drama and Music, Department of Film and Media, Industrial Relations Master’s Program, and the Smith School of Business) as well as experienced leaders in
the cultural industries with a focus on best current international practices in the arts. This program focuses on extensive resource development in philanthropy and earned revenue to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for the arts.

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 will focus 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
positions.

In addition to the content and learning objectives of the Graduate Diploma, students in the Master of Arts Leadership program will receive extended education in arts leadership, cultural policy development, digital technologies leadership, entrepreneurship, and labour law and contract negotiations in this heavily unionized, multi-stakeholder industry.

The Master’s program culminates in a full-term practicum in an arts organization and a major capstone project where the student will generate original perspectives that synthesize his/her theoretical knowledge and skills learned in the Arts Leadership graduate courses. 

Consultation & Collaboration - During the development of this proposal, stakeholders within both the University and industry have been involved,  including students, faculty members, Department Heads, the School of Graduate Studies, the library, IT services, arts organizations and employers. This consultation process resulted in the Dan School of Drama and Music partnering with the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts for the development and delivery of the proposed programs. All stakeholders provided strong support for the programs.

Learning Experience:
Student Engagement & Skill Development by increasing a student’s opportunity for expanded credentials and experiential learning, integrating enhanced practical training into the delivery of the course content. The programs also addresses Disciplinarity / Interdisciplinarity, recognizing the need for expertise within a discipline while strongly encouraging students to make the most of the types of interdisciplinary experiences that ‘contextualize and enrich the disciplinary.

Program Professors & Faculty

Richard Chaykowski (see full profile)
Industrial Relations

Tina Dacin (see full profile)
Smith School of Business

Elspeth Murray (see full profile)
Smith School of Business

Dory Vanderhoof (see full profile)
Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates

Tricia Baldwin (see full profile)
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Tim Fort (see full profile)
Dan School of Drama and Music

Andrew  Graham (see full profile)
School of Policy Studies

Sidneyeve Matrix (see full profile)
Film and Media

Practicum Supervisors

Jan Allen (see full profile)
Agnes Etherington Art Gallery

Tricia Baldwin (see full profile)
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Darrell Bryan (see full profile)
Dan School of Drama and Music

Gordon Craig (see full profile)
Quinte Symphony Orchestra / Kingston Youth Orchestra

Tim Fort (see full profile)
Dan School of Drama and Music

Adair Redish (see full profile)
Dan School of Drama and Music

Jenn Stephenson (see full profile)
Dan School of Drama and Music

Karma Tomm (see full profile)
Queen's Community Music

Craig Walker (see full profile)
Dan School of Drama and Music

Cynthia Tormann (see full profile)
Dan School of Drama and Music

Greg Wanless (see full profile)
Dan School of Drama and Music

Courses

Graduate Diploma / Master's

Arts Marketing
Financial Literacy
Arts Philanthropy
Strategic Leadership & Governance
Strategic Planning

Master's

Cultural Policy
Contract Negotiations
Creative Entrepreneurship
Arts Leadership Capstone
Analytical Research Seminars (see descripton)
Theatre Administration

Opportunities and Career Paths for Grads

Opportunities

Queen’s offers its students a perfect balance of engagement with rigorous academic programs and access to first class practitioners and arts facilities.  Both the diploma and ARTSL M.A. programs are cross-disciplinary -- taught by a combination of instructors from the Dan School of Drama and Music, the Master of Industrial Relations program, and the Smith School of Business. In addition, the campus boasts world class facilities including a major Performing Arts Centre, Art Gallery, and Library – all with senior staff whose management experience adds to the practical teaching environment. 

The Kingston community is noted for its many summer Arts festivals and its range of important Arts facilities including the Grand Theatre, the Tett Centre and the K-Rock Centre.  Queen’s itself is an integral part of the Kingston community. 

Career paths – employment opportunities

Arts Administration, Production Management, Not-for-Profit Advocacy, Cultural Sector Marketing, Arts Facility Management, Community Outreach and Education, Development and Advancement, HR Management for the Arts, Business Management, Managing Director for Performing Arts

Learning Facilities - The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts is the new home for the creative arts including the Arts Management Diploma and Arts Leadership MA at Queen’s. This magnificent waterfront venue is a hub of vibrant artistic study, creation and exhibition in our community. Opening in September 2014, the Isabel includes a 566-seat performance hall, rehearsal hall, sound studio and recording facilities, exhibition space, art gallery, and film screening room, not to mention a suite of interactive and modern classrooms.

Learn more about the Isabel

Our City - Kingston Ontario Canada

We're proud to say that not only are we an official "Intelligent Community" but that the BBC named Kingston as one of the greatest university towns in the world. Kingston is a home-away-from-home not only for students from Queen’s, but also for those attending the Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College - nearly 30,000 in all! We are a student town. We are in the middle of everything - Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and even New York - all less than a day trip away. Instagram also ranked us the happiest city on the planet. So why not learn alongside the smartest, happiest people around?

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