The Arts Administration program offers a well-rounded program dedicated to enriching the student experience beyond the classroom. Every year, Arts Administration students work collaboratively with other programs and departments to organize various events, including the famous BU Artsfest. Our on-campus internships put Arts Admin students in the thick of the cultural life that abound on campus. Arts Administration students also connect with the students within the Arts Admin concentration programs: Drama, Film Studies, Fine Arts, History and Heritage, and Music.

BU Artsfest

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The BU Artsfest is an annual event organized and managed by Arts Administration students. Open to the wider Bishop’s community, it combines a celebration of student artistic work and creative expression, with performances from musicians and/or displays from local artists. Opportunities for guest speakers and round-table discussions on important themes within the cultural sector are also part of the program.

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BU Arts Admin Student Society

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The Bishop’s Arts Administration Student Society (BAASS) is a student club dedicated to creating a social space for students within the program. It organizes various get-togethers throughout the year that can include going to local performances, going on field trips to artistic venues outside of Sherbrooke, or simply organizing evening activities like trivia night or year-end parties. Join us on Facebook!


Aggie, an arts management graduate, studio arts and public history double honours, completed her visual arts internship at Palla Projects/Studios (Dublin, Ireland), an artist-run gallery and studio space.

It was an amazing opportunity to be able to work abroad with artists and managers to coordinate shows and openings, design the promotions for, and curate the exhibition: Nasty Women Dublin that brought together more than a hundred female artists to raise money for women’s rights.


AAD 253 Arts Administration – Internal Practicum provides students with administrative experience working with real-life artistic and cultural organizations, on the Bishop’s campus. It will be supervised by the faculty member who runs the organization.

AAD 353 Arts Administration – External Practicum – This course will be a directed independent study in which the student is placed in a range of posts in the arts industry and in not-for-profit cultural agencies. This course should be taken before the final semester. Prerequisites: AAD 250, AAD 251, AAD 252.

Our Venues

Bandeen Hall

Bandeen Hall

Home of the Music Department Musique chez nous concert series. Bandeen Hall, a 160-seat concert venue built in 1898 with exceptional acoustics, 12 spacious, well-lit and fully equipped practice rooms, 18 station computer labs complete with midi keyboards, Finale, and the Creative Cloud. Music students are granted access to our two world-class 7–foot Hamburg Steinway pianos, our 7-foot American Steinway, and our 22-stop Karl Wilhelm pipe organ, as well as the professional quality Purple Records recording studio.

Centennial Theatre

Centennial Theatre

This superb theatrical environment is achieved by recreating the wide auditorium sweep reminiscent of Greek amphitheatres; with a capacity of 550, Centennial Theatre provides actors, dancers and musicians with a significant audience, while maintaining a close relationship of auditorium to stage. As a performing arts centre, Centennial Theatre has played a significant role in the cultural life of the Eastern Townships region over the past 40 years.

Turner Studio

Turner Studio

The Turner Studio Theatre is a black box space suitable for customizable settings: the audience section can be moved for traditional performances or as “theatre in-the-round”.

Exhibition The Pigeon and the Puddle: A Controversial Song, by Z'otz Collective

The Foreman Art Gallery is a space for thinking and producing knowledge about contemporary art and its relation to the global and local communities we share. The Gallery strives for excellence as it researches, exhibits, and documents contemporary art by emerging and mid-career professional artists in innovative curated contexts. These exhibitions are presented with the objective of provoking public debate on cultural and social issues for an expanding audience.

Molson Fine Arts Building

Students at a textile workshop

Dedicated to Fine Arts Studies, Molson is equipped with Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Fiber Arts, Ceramics, Printing and Woodworking studios, material and machinery. In 2021, the brand new Fine Arts Digital Fabrication Collaborative Learning Lab (Fab Lab) was inaugurated with 3D printers, a laser cutter and more!

Community Art Lab

The Art Lab at the Foreman Art Gallery

The Foreman Art Gallery’s Community Art Lab positions itself on the cutting edge between art, education, and community development with the goal of exploring how these worlds collide and interact with one another. Through its interventions, satellite activities, and public events, the Laboratory stimulates exchanges and discussions in order to disrupt the hierarchy of knowledge and to enrich community life.

Library Learning Commons

The Agora in the Library Learning Commons

The Library Learning Commons (LLC) is designed to explore the rich intersections between learning, space, and technology. The Library maintains collections that support Bishop’s students, faculty, researchers, and campus community. In addition to the physical resources in the building, the Library subscribes to a vast collection of ebooks, online journals, and streaming services. Students enjoy spending time in the LLC and make use of the group study rooms, quiet reference room, and collaborative workspaces. Librarians are available for individual research assistance or group orientation sessions.

Eastern Townships Resource Centre

Old Library in McGreer

For over 30 years, the Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC) has been a recognized organization for the study of the Eastern Townships of Quebec. While its Archives Department concentrates on the acquisition of private archives related to the English-speaking community, the Centre’s mission, mandate and ongoing activities are meant to be inclusive of all communities present in the Eastern Townships.

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