Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector

Code: AHVS488N
Apply this course towards: Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector, Cultural Resource Management, Collections Management, Visitor and Community Engagement

Course description

The question is no longer whether digital technologies have a place in museums and cultural organizations, rather the question now is how to best implement them. From providing engaging learner experiences, digitizing collections, improving wayfinding for visitors, curating the visitor journey, connecting with new audiences and streamlining operations, technology has diverse and growing applications in the cultural sector. The Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector micro-credential program looks at ways technology is being used in the cultural sector and gives you the in-demand knowledge and skills you need to help your organization thrive in the digital economy. Embrace the opportunity that technology in the cultural sector can offer.

Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector provides just-in-time training for professionals in the museum, heritage and cultural sector to develop the critical competencies and skills needed to make informed decisions around the future of digital technologies for cultural organizations. Learners will develop a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities for cultural organizations in a digital economy, alongside tools and strategies to successfully plan and implement digital initiatives.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand and think critically about the impact (opportunities/challenges) of the digital economy on the cultural sector
  2. Explain the role of digital technology in cultural organizations including: community building, communications, exhibitions, public programming, collections, increased accessibility, and other core activities
  3. Understand how digital initiatives can be integrated into a comprehensive organizational strategy and the factors used to determine priorities and deliverables
  4. Analyze organizational and community needs to make strategic decisions regarding the development and implementation of digital initiatives
  5. Apply project management principles and practices in a digital development initiative
  6. Evaluate the use of digital media in a given organization


  1. Though not required, current or prior experience in a cultural organization is recommended for success in this course. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure they can complete all assignments and contribute meaningfully to all discussions by drawing from their experience. If you have any questions about your suitability for this course, please ask us how to contact the course instructor directly before the course start date.
  2. Regular access to a computer with a reliable internet connection.
  3. University-level research, writing and critical thinking skills.


This course is eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant. To register using this grant please first review your eligibility and then select the StrongerBC future skills grant fee type below. 

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