Learn How to Make a Living in the Arts at Ryerson University

Gain essential business skills needed throughout the creative chain.

Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education offers arts and entertainment administration courses to help you enhance your marketing, management, audience engagement, sponsorship, and social media promotion to support your creative work.


This September, we are offering Making a Living in the Arts (course enrolment page: CDAM 100), a foundational course designed for arts managers, potential managers, and individual artists who want to learn the business skills required throughout the creative chain – creation, production, marketing and promotion, pricing and selling, distribution, and managing finance. Students will build a case study based or a real or imagined project of their own.

Your Instructor: Sandy Crawley

Learn directly from Sandy Crawley, who has worked in the arts for over 40 years (as performer, musician, musical director, instructor, and volunteer board member) and has provided management services to a number of nonprofit arts organizations for the last 15 years. He has played a leadership role in several organizations across the cultural sector, sharing knowledge and experience that informs his teaching.

Scheduling: Mondays, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., September 9–October 28, 2019

Cost: $365.17

Duration: 19.5 hours

This course can be taken as a standalone course or as part of The Chang School’s Course Series in Arts and Entertainment Administration. Suitable for arts managers, potential arts managers, and individual artists, this four-course program has been designed to equip you with entrepreneurial skills to support your creative ideas. Learn from seasoned professionals who work in the cultural industry and develop the confidence to build your business. Past students have successfully applied their learning into projects and employment.

Enrol now!
Class sizes are limited, so early enrolment is encouraged. For more information about Arts and Entertainment Administration courses at The Chang School, visit ryerson.ca/ce/aeadmin or contact Academic Coordinator Sholem Dolgoy at a.e.a@ryerson.ca.


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Ryerson University
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