Graduate Diploma of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

Develop business expertise, tap into your leadership potential, and follow your passion for the arts when you study arts and cultural management at Deakin. You’ll learn about everything from marketing strategy and cultural policy to fundraising and volunteer management.

Highly effective arts and cultural managers need expertise in management, marketing, finance and law as well as leadership and innovation. This course combines the structure of a business education with focused industry expertise from the arts and cultural sectors.

The program is designed to give you a tailored business education emphasising management, marketing, and finance skills – all of which are essential for the success of arts and cultural organisations as they work to stay culturally relevant and financially viable.

You’ll develop strategic marketing skills relating to audience development, branding, market segmentation, promotions and e-marketing. Other areas of study include: cultural policy and its context, strategic planning, volunteer management, fundraising, sponsorship and philanthropy, consumer behaviour, and law and ethics.

The course is led by staff with extensive practical experience in management and leadership in the arts and cultural sectors. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with a range of industry representatives, gain exposure to the work of cutting edge practitioners and thinkers, and integrate your work and learning through work placement opportunities.

This program prepares you for leadership roles across a range of cultural organisations, including: festivals, large-scale events, community events, music venues, performing arts, visual arts, media, cultural heritage and museums, and communications technology organisations. Opportunities also exist within private leisure, arts management and marketing companies.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode

Trimester 1

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

Trimester 2

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

Key information

Award granted

Graduate Diploma of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Deakin code

M665

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.

Entry requirements

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.

Minimum entry requirements:

- Bachelor degree in any discipline

or

- Graduate certificate in any discipline

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Course learning outcomes

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.
   

 

Course Structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Business (Arts and Cultural Management), students must attain a total of 8 credit points of core units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. 

How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Apply through Deakin

Deakin International office or Deakin representative

Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

PDF Application form - 306 KB

Need more information on how to apply?

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

Course pathways

Students who do not qualify for direct entry into the Graduate Diploma of Business (Arts and Cultural Management) may qualify by first completing the Graduate Certificate of Business (Arts and Cultural Management). They will then complete a further 4 credit points, not repeating units from the Graduate Certificate.

Further study options

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

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

Credit for Prior Learning

Am I eligible to receive 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.

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.

Fee information

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, 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 you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

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

Offered campuses

Study online at Cloud Campus

Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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