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Humber’s Music Business graduate certificate starts in May and is a condensed summer program with two semesters rolled into one (May - August), followed by a third semester work placement in the fall. This program prepares you to work in any number of areas in the music industry. It offers a unique combination of theoretical and practical knowledge of the music industry as well as entrepreneurial, business and project management skills. You will study the structure of the Canadian music industry, music production, manufacturing, contracts, licensing and copyright, national and international distribution, marketing, promotion, and sales. You will develop foundational music business expertise, including communication and interpersonal skills, in order to respond to industry demands for professionals who can interact with diverse teams and audiences. Opportunities for applied work and industry connections are important components of the program.

Work Placement

Students are required to complete an industry work placement internship totaling 300 hours.

Your Career

Ontario is home to Canada’s largest and one of the world’s most diversified music sectors. Graduates from our program will be prepared to enter the industry and may find employment with radio stations, recording studios, post-production facilities, film houses, theatres, video game companies, performance groups, distribution companies, sync agencies, media manufacturers and record labels. Opportunities are also available with various agencies for artist representation, promotion, copyright and legal, royalty collection, presenters, festivals, and industry organizations such as CIMA, CARAS, Music Canada, OMF and others.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Situate music business decisions within key historical and current contexts of the music industry.
  • Articulate the unique responsibilities of key personnel in the music industry.
  • Analyze the marketplace and trends in the music industry and use the analysis for decision making in the music business environment.
  • Develop and implement a viable and realistic business plan for a professional musician or musical company.
  • Develop and implement a music marketing plan that includes sonic branding.
  • Collaborate with a team to market an artist or new music.
  • Adhere to legal principles, government legislation and regulations, copyright and contract requirements, and professional and industry codes of conduct.
  • Assess existing and emerging market entry options for music products or services and implement the optimal market entry strategy.
  • Apply negotiation, effective interpersonal communication, and human resource management skills to establish and maintain effective working relations.
  • Prepare and interpret financial statements to inform music business decisions and/or practices.
  • Identify and access public and private sources of capital to support music business plans.

Hangi bölümdeyim?

Faculty of Media and Creative Arts

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (2 sömestr)

Okul ücreti
CAD$17,608.00 (TRY 188,623) Yıllık
CAN $8,092.84 per semester; Ancillary Fees: CAN $334.43
Başlangıç tarihi

2 Mayıs 2022


Lakeshore Campus

International Centre, Room H100A,

3199 Lake Shore Boulevard West,


Ontario (ON),

M8V 1K8, Canada

Giriş koşulları

Amerika gelen öğrenciler için

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: A bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma. English language requirement: IELTS scores overall 6.5 and no band below 6.0; TOEFL scores 580 for paper-based test or 88 (22L, 22W, 22S, 22R) for internet-based test; Pearson Language Test Evaluation (PTE): 61 – 64.

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma

English language requirement:

Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.5 AND No band below 6.0

Minimum TOEFL Scores: 580 for paper-based test OR 88 (22L, 22W, 22S, 22R) for internet-based test

Minimum PTE Score of 61 - 64

Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 80% in Level 8

Application deadline: Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1; however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

Seçtiğiniz bölüme bağlı olarak farklı IELTS koşulları olabilir.


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