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Arts and Entertainment Management Diploma

Credential
Diploma

Duration
2 year(s)

In the Arts & Entertainment Management program at CapU, you'll gain the skills to work in B.C.'s growing entertainment industry.

Immerse yourself in the business side of the arts and entertainment industry and get ready for a fast-paced career in film, TV, theatre, music, artist management or a mixture of all! 

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.

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

Intakes

Important dates

Applications open

Oct 5, 2021 – Apr 5, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Jul 4, 2022

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Aug 22, 2022

NOTE: Important dates may change.

How to Apply

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay an application fee of $50, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs. 
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If you are currently in Grade 12, you must request that the Ministry of Education submit your transcript directly to Capilano University.
  • Documents must be in the original language of issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

Experiential learning is a key component of our program.

  • The first year of the AEM diploma contains a minimum of 90 lab hours per term on top of academic classes. Labs occur in both the day and evening, including weekends, and include an array of activities supporting the BlueShore Centre for the Performing Arts Theatre as well as partner venues. Students prepare the venue for the performances by advancing shows, maintaining concession, and performing other administrative duties. Students also assist in front of house operations for these performances by serving as Front of House managers, concession attendants, merchandise sellers, head ushers, will call attendants, and artist liaisons.
  • The second year of the program contains two required, unpaid industry practicum placements over two terms. Mentored by practicum hosts, students gain hands-on experience in real arts/entertainment organizations for a total of 490 hours each term.

This program is currently not eligible for government student financial aid; however, private loans, scholarships, and bursaries may be available. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact the Financial Aids and Awards Office for assistance.

For students who have previously attended post-secondary, even though you submitted a digital copy of your transcripts on EducationPlannerBC, you must submit official university or college transcripts for transfer credit.

Please send all official documents to:

Registrar's Office
Birch Building, Room BR230
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and the signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing university or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Once you've been accepted into a program, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
  • If you wish to receive transfer credits, please submit official university/college/International Baccalaureate (IB)/Advanced Placements (AP) transcripts either electronically or by mail:

     

    Registrar's Office
    Birch Building, Room BR230
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7J 3H5

Admitted Students

Experiential learning is a key component of our program.

  • The first year of the AEM diploma contains a minimum of 90 lab hours per term on top of academic classes. Labs occur in both the day and evening, including weekends, and include an array of activities supporting the BlueShore Centre for the Performing Arts Theatre as well as partner venues. Students prepare the venue for the performances by advancing shows, maintaining concession, and performing other administrative duties. Students also assist in front of house operations for these performances by serving as Front of House managers, concession attendants, merchandise sellers, head ushers, will call attendants, and artist liaisons.
  • The second year of the program contains two required, unpaid industry practicum placements over two terms. Mentored by practicum hosts, students gain hands-on experience in real arts/entertainment organizations for a total of 490 hours each term.

This program is currently not eligible for government student financial aid; however, private loans, scholarships, and bursaries may be available. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact the Financial Aids and Awards Office for assistance.

Most CapU programs need proof that you:

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of C$135, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs.
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If your original transcripts and supporting documents are not written in English, please submit a translated copy.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.
Funding for International Students

Experiential learning is a key component of our program.

  • The first year of the AEM diploma contains a minimum of 90 lab hours per term on top of academic classes. Labs occur in both the day and evening, including weekends, and include an array of activities supporting the BlueShore Centre for the Performing Arts Theatre as well as partner venues. Students prepare the venue for the performances by advancing shows, maintaining concession, and performing other administrative duties. Students also assist in front of house operations for these performances by serving as Front of House managers, concession attendants, merchandise sellers, head ushers, will call attendants, and artist liaisons.
  • The second year of the program contains two required, unpaid industry practicum placements over two terms. Mentored by practicum hosts, students gain hands-on experience in real arts/entertainment organizations for a total of 490 hours each term.

This program is currently not eligible for government student financial aid; however, private loans, scholarships, and bursaries may be available. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact the Financial Aids and Awards Office for assistance.

You've already sent digital copies of your transcripts to EducationPlannerBC as part of your CapU application, but we also need physical copies of your official high school, college or university transcripts.

If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

Please send your official documents to:

Capilano University
Centre for International Experience, Room LB127
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

Students must submit official high school and university or college transcripts for admission.

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing high school, university, or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

If you are accepted into a program, you will receive a letter of offer in your myCapU email inbox.

  • You will need to confirm your acceptance into the program by paying a tuition deposit outlined in your letter of offer.
  • This deposit will go towards your first-semester tuition once you are registered for courses at CapU.

After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive a letter of acceptance in your myCapU inbox. This may be used to apply for, or renew, a study permit.

  • Depending on your citizenship, you may also need to apply for an entry visa.
Permits & Visas

Once you've been accepted into a program and have applied for your study permit, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted international students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
Info for Admitted International Students

Experiential learning is a key component of our program.

  • The first year of the AEM diploma contains a minimum of 90 lab hours per term on top of academic classes. Labs occur in both the day and evening, including weekends, and include an array of activities supporting the BlueShore Centre for the Performing Arts Theatre as well as partner venues. Students prepare the venue for the performances by advancing shows, maintaining concession, and performing other administrative duties. Students also assist in front of house operations for these performances by serving as Front of House managers, concession attendants, merchandise sellers, head ushers, will call attendants, and artist liaisons.
  • The second year of the program contains two required, unpaid industry practicum placements over two terms. Mentored by practicum hosts, students gain hands-on experience in real arts/entertainment organizations for a total of 490 hours each term.

This program is currently not eligible for government student financial aid; however, private loans, scholarships, and bursaries may be available. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact the Financial Aids and Awards Office for assistance.

Apply Now

Are you ready to rise to the challenge?

Apply now to CapU

Transfer Students

Find out how you can transfer your credits from another post-secondary institution to CapU.

Applying as a Transfer Student

Returning Students

If you're returning to CapU to complete your program or to apply into a new program, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Contact Registrar's Office

Switching Programs

If you want to change your program of study, you need to submit a new application to CapU.

Re-apply to CapU

Tuition and Fees

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $4,817 $1,604 $6,421
Year 2 $5,817 $2,189 $8,006
Total $10,634 $3,793 $14,427
Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $17,797 $1,604 $19,401
Year 2 $21,683 $2,189 $23,872
Total $39,480 $3,793 $43,273

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Required Courses

First Term

Total credits: 15.00

 

Second Term

Total credits: 12.00

Required:
AEM 141Arts and Entertainment Management II3.00 credits
AEM 143Arts and Entertainment Applications II3.00 credits
AEM 146Festival Management1.50 credits
AEM 147Record Label Management1.50 credits
AEM 148Venue Management3.00 credits

 

Third Term

Total credits: 9.00

 

Fourth Term

Total credits: 12.00

 

Fifth Term

Total credits: 12.00

Total program credits: 60.00

Have a question?

Get in touch with us!

About this program

School of Performing Arts
604 984 4911
aem@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Birch Building, room BR230

604-984-4900
604-984-1798 (fax)
registration@capilanou.ca