The SHSM in Arts and Culture is a specialized program designed to provide high school students with a focused and immersive learning experience in the vibrant and diverse world of arts and culture. This program is tailored to meet students' unique interests and career aspirations with a passion for the arts and a desire to explore various cultural expressions.

Visual Arts

Students will delve into various forms of visual arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and digital arts. Emphasis will be placed on both traditional and contemporary techniques.

Performing Arts

This module covers acting, dance, music, and theatrical production. Students will have the opportunity to participate in performances and productions.

Cultural Studies

An in-depth exploration of diverse cultures, traditions, and historical contexts will be undertaken. This includes the study of literature, history, and cultural anthropology.


Engage in hands-on workshops and masterclasses led by professionals in the arts and culture industry. This provides students with practical skills and insights into various artistic disciplines.

Internships and Experiential Learning: Students will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through internships with local artists, cultural organizations, and community events.


Obtain industry-recognized certifications in relevant areas such as graphic design software, performing arts techniques, or cultural competency.

Collaborative Projects

Collaborate on interdisciplinary projects that integrate multiple art forms. This encourages teamwork, creativity, and the development of well-rounded skills.

Portfolio Development

Focus on building a comprehensive portfolio showcasing the student's artistic growth and achievements. This will be a valuable asset for post-secondary education or entry into the workforce.

Entrepreneurial Skills

Develop entrepreneurial skills necessary for success in the arts and culture sector. This includes budgeting, marketing, and project management skills tailored to artistic endeavours.


Participate in community-based arts initiatives, connecting with local artists and community organizations. This fosters a sense of community responsibility and provides networking opportunities. Attend field trips to museums, art galleries, theatres, and cultural events, enhancing students' appreciation for various artistic expressions and traditions.


Upon completion of the SHSM in Arts and Culture, students will possess a well-rounded set of skills and experiences, preparing them for various pathways:

The Specialist High Skills Major in Arts and Culture empowers students to pursue their artistic passions, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful and fulfilling future in the arts and culture sector.