The cornerstone of your career in the cultural sector.

The Diploma in Cultural Resource Management provides practical, theoretical and management-based professional training in the fields of museum studies and heritage conservation. The program is designed with working professionals in mind to allow maximum flexibility and accessibility.

Students take ten courses: three core courses and seven electives from our museum and heritage course series. Courses are offered in distance and face-to-face formats. An internship option provides the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience working with a cultural organization.

Widely recognized and respected, the Diploma in Cultural Resource Management will give you the foundational skills you need to work in the museum and heritage fields.

Program outcomes

  • Acquire practical and theoretical knowledge in key areas of museum and heritage practice.
  • Understand the terms, concepts and foundations of cultural resource management.
  • Apply course learning in a professional setting.

Admission and completion requirements

To be admissible to the diploma program, applicants must normally:

  • hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent
  • be admissible to UVic
  • be actively involved in a paid or volunteer capacity in related professional activities

During your program, you'll complete 15.0 units of academic credit (10 courses) with distance or on-campus course work chosen from our program curriculum.

Career options

Some of our grads have pursued careers in the following roles:
  • Collections Manager
  • Curator
  • Program/Historical Interpreter
  • Museum Technician
  • Learning and Public Programs Coordinator
  • Tour Guide
  • Heritage Planner

Testimonials

Instructors

Estimated fees

Description Fee
Program application fee $100.00
Three required courses $1,610.00
Seven elective courses $4,682.58
Estimated Total $6,392.58*
*IMPORTANT NOTE:
Fees listed in this section are only an estimate. Total program fees will vary depending on course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

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How to apply

Applying to our diploma program is a two-step process:

Step one: apply to the program on our website by clicking the “apply online” button. There is a $100 application fee that will only be debited if you are accepted to the program.

  • We encourage you to submit your CV by emailing a copy to our program assistant Irene Lo at cmpasst@uvic.ca

Step two: you must also apply and be accepted as an undergraduate or returning student at the University of Victoria. If you haven’t already done so, please complete the My UVic online application. 

  • For Program of Study, from the drop-down menus, select: Faculty > Fine Arts and Degree Type > Diploma.
  • Select your entry term in the term you will be registering. Please be aware that if you do not register in a course during your entry term, your UVic application will be cancelled and you will need to re-apply.
  • Submit one copy of your official transcripts to the University Admissions office as well. If possible, please notify our Program Assistant when you have ordered the transcripts so we can alert the admissions staff.

Please be aware that you can register for our courses before your application is approved.