Program Overview

Program Requirements

Further studies

Many graduate programs are available for people with an undergraduate degree interested in expanding their knowledge, specializing or conducting research. The graduate programs below are examples selected from the list of graduate programs offered by the University of Ottawa. While they are related to this program of study, it is important to consult the admission requirements of the programs as not all types of degrees qualify one for admission. Moreover, additional programs and other universities could be considered depending on your career plan.


Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves.  

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.  

Occupations related to this program

Authors and writers

  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Essayist
  • Novelist
  • Poet
  • Writer

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

  • Museum interpreter


  • Archivist

Conservators and curators

  • Conservator

A master's degree in art conservation

  • Curator

Acquiring experience

Experience is acquired by participating and trying new personal, educational and professional activities, where it is possible to discover preferences, increase confidence and improve skills. As for professional experience, it is acquired through volunteering, internships, self-employment and full-time or part-time jobs. In addition to developing these skills, performing work related to your program of study can strengthen your expertise and increase your employability. 


Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. Community engagement services help students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study. 

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students’ program of studies. The examples are presented according to geographic location: Ottawa and Gatineau, Ontario, Quebec and other provinces. 

  • Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • CARE Canada
  • Library and Archives Canada - LAC
  • Livre Canada Books
  • National Arts Centre
  • National Defence and the Canadian Forces - DND
  • Ottawa Shaw Centre
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada - PWGSC
  • Archives of Ontario
  • CBC Radio-Canada
  • City of Toronto
  • Faze Magazine
  • Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Penguin Group
  • Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec - BANQ
  • Cascades
  • Montréal, arts interculturels - MAI
  • Musée de la civilisation
  • Société de développement des entreprises culturelles - SODEC
  • Telefilm Canada

Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities.

Canadian Provincial and Territorial

  • Alberta Society of Artists - ASA
  • Alliance for Arts and Culture
  • Association des auteures et auteurs de l'Ontario français - AAOF
  • Canadian Communication Association
  • Canadian Library Association
  • Canadian Arts Presenting Association
  • Canadian Conference of the Arts - CCA
  • Canadian Society for Education through Art - CSEA
  • Central Ontario Art Association 
  • Conseil des métiers dart du Québec - CMAQ
  • Federation of British Columbia Writers 
  • Laurier Institution 
  • Ontario Arts Council - OAC
  • Society of Canadian Artists
  • Women's Art Association of Canada

Job search resources 

The job search resources are designed to stimulate networking activities, develop marketing strategies and facilitate access to job postings. Networking events offer employers the opportunity to learn about the available workforce, and they give students a chance to be considered in the recruitment process. Career Development Centre offers helpful tips on networking, interview preparation techniques and different tools that can also be used to help with the preparation of resumés and cover letters. 


Date modified: 2022-09-20