Arts Education and Community Engagement is a two-semester Graduate Certificate program designed to ladder students into careers in arts education and community arts.
Students will learn how to design arts educational programming that is pedagogically sound and that meets the needs of diverse communities. Students will apply best practices of community arts work and will be trained to facilitate arts-based social justice initiatives. Students will also learn about a variety of careers in arts education and community development through research, mentorship, and field placements. Graduates of this program will be equipped to manage a professional career in arts and learning, and to incorporate community-engaged arts work into their existing creative practice.
By modelling innovative pedagogy, this program teaches students to innovate for themselves. By partnering with leading arts organizations, this program facilitates connections and opportunities within the sector. By emphasizing global citizenship, social justice, and cultural competency, this program helps students locate these concerns at the heart of their creative and educational practice.
Completion of a College Diploma or University Degree in an artistic field, OR:
We will consider applicants with partial post-secondary education and Substantial history of artistic practice (at least 5 years), involving some work in arts education and/or community development
Attend a mandatory Program Admission Session that will be helpful in understanding how the program can best meet your needs, and where you will be required to:
Complete an on-site questionnaire to assess knowledge of the field and personal goals/outcomes for the program.
Submit a portfolio that accurately reflects your artistic practice.
Foundations of the Arts in Communities
Learning and Development
Facilitation and Communication
Program Development Practicum
Ethics and Social Justice 1
Careers in Arts Education 1
Applied Community Arts
Financial Management in the Arts
Ethics and Social Justice 2
Careers in Arts Education 2
Arts and Wellness
Director of Programming
Community Relations Manager
Arts School Coordinator
Youth Arts Worker
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