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Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries Management
Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries Management

Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries Management

  • ID:SC010107
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

  • Program Eligibility

  • ​Postsecondary diploma, advanced diploma or degree in any discipline; or equivalent (paid employment full or part-time, extra-curricular activities or community involvement).

  • This program welcomes applicants from a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: film studies, television/broadcast, liberal arts, fine arts, animation, gaming, theatre, or other area, as long as the applicant has proven experience in creative endeavours. 

English requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 88 (21L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 570 Paper-based

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition**, 88 (21L,W,S,R)

  • iTEP Academic**, 3.9

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module, 6.5 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0

  • PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic), 60 – Overall Minimum Score (57L,W,S,R)

  • FCE (Cambridge English: First), 176 – Cambridge English Scale or FCE A

  • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced), 180 – Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

  • CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency), 200 – Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

  • Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes), 75%

  • Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment), 4.5 – Listening Band 4.5 – Reading Combined Band CLB 8 - Writing

Other requirements:

  • Selection Process for Applicants

  • Candidates to the program are selected on the basis of academic achievement and the evaluation of a Letter of Intent, which includes volunteer/work experience that demonstrates their involvement in the creative industries or production.

  • Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to-date, must be submitted at the time of application. 

  • Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Course Information

Learn to develop and grow creative ventures through Sheridan’s unique eight-month graduate certificate in Creative Industries Management.

Master the business side of the creative industries

The creative industries need skilled professionals who understand both the business and creative side of media. Sheridan's Creative Industries Management is a specialized eight-month program designed to prepare graduates as managers and entrepreneurs in the arts. With an understanding of management, financing and marketing you'll be ready for a career in film, television, video games and more.

Who should apply to Creative Industries Management?

If you have an academic or professional background in the arts and want to develop your management, leadership and business skills, Creative Industries Management is the program for you. CIM can also help you start your own business, giving you the knowledge and competitive edge to guide you down the path of entrepreneurship.

Hands-on learning

At Sheridan, we believe the best way to learn is by getting to work and making things happen. In this program, you'll be introduced to professional workflow processes in film, television, animation and gaming. You'll learn how to network with creatives and the media. Working with professors, students and industry professionals, you'll see there's no shortage of hands-on learning possibilities.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Investigate the ways in which cultural, legal and procedural differences may impact a production when operating on a global scale.

  • Develop a long-range plan that meets the strategic and operational goals of the organization and/or production(s).

  • Employ primary and secondary research to identify new opportunities and to assess the viability of the creative endeavour.

  • Create a comprehensive marketing plan to deliver against predefined objectives.

  • Apply project management principles in the planning of all components of development, preproduction, production, post production and distribution of a creative work.

  • Lead people and teams in alignment with organizational best practices and the goals of the project.

  • Assess contractual agreements, policies, and relevant documents that govern roles and professional relationships in the creative industries within the parameters of both the law and industry best practices.

  • Create a basic budget that compares projected revenues and budgeted costs using fundamental financial and accounting principles.

  • Apply effective written, spoken, and visual communication skills to fulfill the purpose and needs of the audience.

  • Model a leadership and growth mindset to build capacity within an organization.

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Semester 1

  • BUSM 54578, Creative Industries Environment, 3

  • FINA 51593, Creative Industries Budgeting, 3

  • MKTG 58661, Audience Development, 3

  • LAWS 50333, Entertainment Law & Negotiation, 3

  • HRMT 58907, Managing People in the Arts, 4

  • MGMT 58727, Production 1: Development, 4

  • TOTAL:, 20

Semester 2

  • FINA 54593, Funding Creative Works, 3

  • MKTG 56228, Digital Audience Development, 3

  • BUSM 53762, The Creative Enterprise, 3

  • MGMT 56007, Strategic Arts Management, 3

  • HRMT 58437, Leadership and Influence , 4 

  • MGMT 51813, Capstone Research Project, 7

  • COWT 53816, Co-operative Education Forum (optional), 1

  • TOTAL:, 24

Semester 3

  • COWT 51075, Cooperative Work Term, 1

  • TOTAL:, 1

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The creative industries in Canada and worldwide have a shortage of people who have both creative passion and practical business skills. As film, animation and gaming industries continue to grow, more job opportunities are expected to open.

You may find roles in areas such as:

  • Advertising and promotional administration for media

  • Management Administration for a production company

  • Management Administration for game developers

  • Project Management for media events and festivals

  • Social Media Supervision for film, television and media

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health and Dental Plan - International: 580CAD/ per year

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