Postgraduate coursework

Graduate Certificate of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)

Sharpen your leadership skills and get access to work in the field of Arts when you study a Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management. See more.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year part-time

Campuses

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode Cloud (online)

Course information

This course provides arts leaders and managers with vital skills in managing arts and cultural organisations, facilities and programs. Students develop the ability to build relationships with audiences, and to tackle common industry challenges.

You will be taught by staff with extensive practical experience in management and leadership in the arts and cultural sectors. Through this study you will be able to engage with industry representatives, and be exposed to the work of cutting edge practitioners.

On completion of the Graduate Certificate, students are able to enter the Master or Graduate Diploma of Business (Arts and Cultural Management).

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management, students attain a total of 4 credit points of core units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Key information

Award granted
Graduate Certificate of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)
Year
2018 course information
Deakin code
M519
Level
Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Campuses by intake

Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

Trimester 1 - March

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2 - July

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Additional course information

Course duration - additional information

Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

Workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Entry requirements

Entry information

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor Degree in any discipline OR
  • at least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)*

*Note: Must be in Arts and Cultural Management field

 For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
Not applicable

The available fee places for this course are detailed above.

Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:

  • If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
  • If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning.

* One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

Graduate outcomes

Career outcomes

This program prepares graduates for leadership roles across the range of cultural organisations, including: performing arts, visual arts, festivals, , community events, facilities, publishing houses, music venues, screen industries, cultural heritage and museums.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Assess a broad range of specialised management approaches and their application to arts organisations.
Communication Develop appropriate communication strategies and techniques in the practice of arts management.
Digital literacy Employ technologies to find, use and disseminate information, concepts and theories in relation to arts management.
Critical thinking Appraise and analyse information in order to understand and apply theories of arts management.
Problem solving Formulate solutions to a diverse range of current and emerging arts management challenges and issues.
Self-management Personalise observations of arts management practice.
Teamwork Analyse the contributions made to arts management from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.
Global citizenship Translate arts management theory and practice from a range of cultural and international contexts.
   

 

Application information

How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you are only applying for one course. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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Entry pathways

Further study options

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Business (Arts and Cultural Management) may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Business (Arts and Cultural Management) or the Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management).

Graduate Diploma of Business (Arts and Cultural Management) (M665)

Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management) (M785)

Credit for prior learning

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Faculty contact information

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

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