2 Courses Required

The Executive Production in Creative Industries short program, offered by Faculty Partnerships & Summer Studies, has been designed for undergraduate-level university students wishing to further expand their knowledge in this topic. This program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the complex environment of creative industries and the role of executive producer, as well as practical knowledge and skills required to oversee, plan, organize, direct and control all the aspects and development phases of the end-to-end life cycle of capital-intensive large-scale creative content projects and commercial entertainment products.

A completed first-year of university in a related field is recommended. In some cases, working professionals may also enroll. Individuals are encouraged to register for the entire non-credit program and cannot register for a single course independent of the program. 



This course will examine the complexities of entertainment industries, the role of executive producer, and business models of creative content projects, including fundamental principles and best practices of initiating, funding, planning and producing creative content projects.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: explain the role of the executive producer and the life cycle of a creation; implement all the elements of a creative content business model; align project management processes around a creative or definite content model; develop creative concept presentation and learn how to pitch to investors; prepare and manage key contracts with customers, investors, designers and vendors; and more.


This course explores the ten project management knowledge areas outlined in the PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition). These include Scope, Time, Quality, Cost, Human Resources, Communication, Risk, Procurement, Stakeholder and Integration management to demonstrate which traditional and agile project management methodologies can be applied to the realities of creative content environments and which ones need to be adapted.

Program Confirmation

All short programs will be confirmed two (2) months prior to the start date of the session. Short programs beginning in July will be confirmed in May, while programs beginning in January will be confirmed in December.

Students currently residing outside of Quebec are advised to refrain from making any travel or accommodation arrangements until the selected program has been confirmed. In the event of a program cancellation, students can choose to follow another short program or request a reimbursement.


Accommodation at the student residence Evo Old Montreal can be purchased separately. More information concerning accommodation options and pricing will be sent to all participants, by e-mail, following program confirmation.

Additional Information

For any registration or administrative questions, please contact us directly at shortprograms.scs@mcgill.ca.

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2 Course(s)

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