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Arts & Culture SHSM

Interested in becoming an Arts & Culture SHSM student? Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!

  • The Art & Culture sector includes a broad range of careers!

  • In the Specialist High Skills Major – Arts & Culture program, students can focus on a career
    pathway that matches their skills and interests.

  • Students will get a better understanding of the Arts & Culture sector through course selections
    and opportunities to connect their in-school learning to real world environments, including
    Co-op work experience, postsecondary reach ahead experiences, industry-based experiential
    learning, training and certifications.

  • At graduation, students will receive a specially designated diploma.

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The SHSM - Arts & Culture program may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

  • Artisan and craftsperson
  • Technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts
  • Painter and decorator


  • Actor and comedian
  • Announcers and other broadcasters
  • Artisans and craftspersons
  • Audio and video recording technicians
  • Broadcast technicians
  • Film and video camera operators
  • Graphic arts technicians
  • Graphic designers and illustrators
  • Interior designers and interior decorators
  • Other performers 
  • Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts
  • Photographers
  • Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing production supervisors
  • Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
  • Theatre, fashion, exhibit, and other creative designers


  • Authors and writers
  • Conductors, composers, and arrangers
  • Conservators or curators
  • Dancers
  • Painters, sculptors, and other visual artists
  • Producers, directors, choreographers, and related occupations
  • Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations


  • Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations
  • Desktop publishing operators and related occupations
  • Graphic artists and illustrators
  • Musicians and singers
  • Other performers
  • Photographic and film processors
  • Textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workers
  • Weavers, knitters, and other fabric-making occupations

The Arts & Culture SHSM will also provide students with opportunities to earn an assortment of trainings and certifications specific to the sector. These may include:

  • first aid/CPR/AED awareness
  • health and safety – basic