If you work in the cultural sector as an individual or as a group, Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education can help you develop entrepreneurial skills to support your creative work through a course series in Arts and Entertainment Administration. The course series provides learners with a blend of practical and theoretical instruction in a format that arts managers, potential arts managers, and individual artists will find suitable for their experience. The instruction addresses issues for both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Each course is taught by a seasoned professional who works in the cultural industry and who can help you develop confidence in learning to build your business.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  1. There are no prerequisites and courses can be taken in any order.
  2. Consult individual course listings for scheduling information. Note: Course schedules do not overlap/conflict.
  3. For more information, please contact Sholem Dolgoy, Academic Coordinator, at a.e.a@ryerson.ca.

Industry Feedback

“Arts professionals have repeatedly told WorkInCulture that they are hungry for accessible, affordable training that will help them with the business side of art. Ryerson has stepped up to the plate with these courses that provide the creative community with another opportunity to grow their skills in areas ranging from pricing to promotion.”

Diane Davy, Executive Director, WorkInCulture

Message From the Academic Coordinator

“Thank you for the interest in this program. I am a lighting designer in arts, entertainment, and related fields. A number of years ago, I realized that as a cultural industry we do tremendous work but do not do as well supporting the development of our entrepreneurial skills. The CDAM course series has proven to be a cost and time effective way to get a grounding in the skills required. Please feel free to contact me for more information at a.e.a@ryerson.ca.”

Sholem Dolgoy, Academic Coordinator

Course Series Requirements

  • Successful completion of 4 required courses

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Sholem Dolgoy, Academic Coordinator.

Phone:  416-979-5000, ext. 6973
Email:  a.e.a@ryerson.ca

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