Arts and Culture SHSM

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

With an Arts and Culture Specialist High Skills Major, students focus on a career path to match their skills and interests in this sector.  By making courses more relevant to students, kids get a better understanding of the Arts and Culture sector because they learn it in a real world environment.  Students learn on the job with employers through Co-op and Experiential Learning opportunities, as well as in school.  At graduation they receive a specially designated diploma.

An Arts and Culture SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

  • Entertainment Industry Power Technician
  • Gen Setter/Goldsmith
  • Native Clothing and Crafts Artisan
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Patternmaker - Textile, Leather, and Fur Products


  • Actor or Comedian
  • Animator - Graphic Design and Illustration
  • Announcer and Other Broadcasters
  • Apparel Production Supervisor
  • Artisan or Craftsperson
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Film or Video Camera Operator
  • Graphic Arts Technician
  • Graphic Designer or Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Other Performers
  • Photographer
  • Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries
  • Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers
  • Video Recording Technician


  • Author or Writer
  • Conductor, Composer, or Arranger
  • Conservator or Curator
  • Dancer
  • Painters, Sculptors, and Other Visual Artists
  • Producer, Director, Choreographer, and Related Occupations
  • Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications


  • Camera, Platemaking, or Other Pre-Press Operations
  • Desktop Publishing Operator and Related Occupations
  • Entertainer
  • Graphic Artist or Illustrator
  • Musician or Singer
  • Photographic and Film Processor
  • Sign Maker
  • Textile Colourist
  • Weaver, Knitter, and Other Fabric-Making Occupations

An Arts and Culture SHSM will provide students with an ssortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS
specific to the Arts and Culture sector:

  • Customer Service
  • Elevating Work Platforms
  • Fall Protection
  • Framing and matting
  • Health and Safety
  • Instructor Certification
  • Lighting and Sound Equipment Maintenance
  • Make-up/Cosmetology
  • Musical Instrument Repair
  • Proper Lifting and Carrying Techniques
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Recording Equipment
  • Sewing
  • Software: animation
  • Software: graphic arts
  • Software: photography
  • Stage Combat
  • Taping for Dance Performance
  • Technical Support (e.g., lighting, sound)
  • Training in an art form or technique (e.g., mime, tap dancing, improvisation)