Is it an accredited arts management degree?
Yes, it is accredited. The diploma will bear the names of SMU and HEC with the participation of SDA Bocconi. The three schools are accredited.
Although it does not appear on the diploma, we have a partnership with Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, where you will participate in a 10-day campus abroad and Peking University, where you will go for a 7-day campus abroad.
How many students will be accepted?
A maximum of 18 students will be accepted per cohort.
May I apply to the program if my BA is not directly in the arts?
You may apply if your BA is not directly in the arts, but you should list all your work experience in the arts as well as any internships that you have held, and you should describe your motivation for working in this field (in the written statement). You should also show that you have an interest in working in an international market (interest in other cultures, languages, and so on).
Why an international approach?
Because the arts market has become global. Through this international arts management program, you will learn to deal with different cultures by studying and living in seven cities in six countries and by being part of a diverse group comprising people from all over the world.
How much does it cost and what’s included
Tuition fees are US$45,000* for the year. Fees include:
- Travel between Dallas and Montréal, Montréal and Mumbai, Mumbai and Delhi, Delhi and Beijing, and between Beijing and Milan;
- Return air travel between Montréal and Bogotá plus the hotel while in Bogotá as well as the transportation to and from the airport;
- Hotel and ground transportation in Beijing, Venice and Rome;
- Subscription to the International Journal of Arts Management (academic journal) and International Arts Manager (magazine for performing arts practitioners.
*Please be advised that each institution may have fees that are paid directly to that university for things such as transit pass, parking, sports package upgrades, international student fee, transcript and graduation fee. You should consult your program administrator if you have any questions about what fees to expect.
The program offers scholarships based on merit, meaning that the better your application file (transcripts, experience, motivation, essays, letters of recommendation, test results, etc.), the higher your scholarship. The scholarships can range anywhere between 25% and 75% of the program fee. For more information about scholarships, register to for the next info session and ask your questions to the program director.