The SHSM–Arts and Culture enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Where local circumstances allow, boards may elect to offer one or more variants of the SHSM in a given sector, each with a particular area of focus. This SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on dance, dramatic arts management or technical production. This focus is achieved through the selection of the four major credits in the bundle.

Flashpoint Certifications

Standard First Aid

Customer Service
Portfolio Development
Project Management
Event Coordination
Ergonomics and Safe Lifting
Proposal/Grant Writing


CPR Level C with AED    ○    Standard First Aid  ○   WHMIS – generic (i.e., not site-specific) instruction


Advanced Training In A Technique (E.G., Figure Drawing, Conducting, Sewing)    ○   Advanced Training In A Technology (E.G., 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Serato)    ○   Advanced Training In An Art Form (E.G., Mime, Tapdance, Improvisation)    ○   Advanced Training In Art Therapy    ○   Anti-Oppression And Allyship Training    ○   Audition Preparation    ○   Basic Electrical Safety    ○   Beauty Specialist Certification Program – Three-Part Course    ○   Curatorial Techniques    ○   Customer Service    ○   Elevated Work Platforms    ○   Event Coordination    ○   Fall Protection    ○   First Aid/Cpr/Aed Awareness    ○   Framing And Matting    ○   Game Design    ○   Health And Safety – Basic    ○   Infection Control    ○   Instructor Certification    ○   Interactive Art Forms    ○   Ladder Safety Training    ○   Leadership Skills    ○   Lighting And Sound Equipment Maintenance    ○   Makeup/Cosmetology    ○   Musical Instrument Repair    ○   Portfolio Development    ○   Project Management    ○   Proposal And Grant Writing    ○   Pyrotechnics    ○   Recording Equipment    ○   Sector-Specific Software 1 (E.G., Animation, Graphic Arts)    ○   Sector-Specific Software 2 (E.G., Photography)    ○   Stage Combat    ○   Technical Staging    ○   Working At Heights    ○   Wrapping And Taping For Performance And Injury