Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The arts and cultural sectors are changing and evolving, creating a demand for qualified art managers. These graduates will manage arts organisations, cultural venues, festivals, heritage sites, publishing houses and a range of performing and visual arts programs.

This Masters program develops students’ skills in innovation and leadership through practical experience in the arts and cultural sector. Under the direction of teachers with extensive industry experience, it prepares graduates who will lead these sectors to a new and dynamic future.
This course provides you with a tailored business education emphasising management, marketing and finance skills. These skill sets are vital for the success of arts and cultural organisations as they face common challenges such as organisational sustainability, enhancing cultural vitality and building relationships with audiences.

You’ll be taught by staff with wide-reaching, practical experience in management and leadership across a range of arts and cultural sectors. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with a range of industry representatives, be exposed to the work of cutting-edge thinkers, and integrate your work and learning.
Our course is structured within the framework of a business education and enhanced through a series of industry-specific projects ideal for those working in the arts and cultural sectors. It includes an internship/ work project capstone unit that ensures students are able to apply their theoretical knowledge through ‘hands on’ industry practice.

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Key facts

Duration

1 to 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

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

Trimester 1

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

Trimester 2

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

Please note that this course is not offered in Trimester 3

Key information

Award granted

Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

$26,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

Not applicable

Deakin code

M785

Level

Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)

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 9.

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.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
  • Graduate certificate in any discipline

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

 

Career outcomes

This program prepares graduates for leadership roles across the range of cultural organisations, including: festivals, mega-events, community events, facilities, publishing houses, music venues, performing arts, visual arts, film and video, radio and television, cultural heritage and museums, and communications technology organisations.

Opportunities also exist within the private leisure, arts management and marketing companies.

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, while contributing to new discipline knowledge and extending current arts management practice.
Communication Determine appropriate communication strategies and techniques in the practice of arts management.
Digital literacy Apply the use of digital technologies in relation to arts the practice of arts management.
Critical thinking Appraise and synthesise information in order to understand and apply theories of arts management and extend current practice.
Problem solving Determine solutions to a diverse range of current and emerging arts management challenges and issues.
Self-management Personalise reflections on arts management practice and plan professional careers.
Teamwork Participate and collaborate with arts management practitioners.
Global citizenship Incorporate arts management theory and practice from a range of cultural and international contexts and address the requirements of ethical practice.
   

 

Course Structure

To complete the Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management), students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 10 credit points of core units and 6 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete advanced level units and a capstone unit that require them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce applied pieces of research with reference to prevailing literature.

10

Credit points of core units

6

Credit points of elective units

16

Total credit points

Core units

  • Arts Marketing MMK792
  • Creative Industries MMM707
  • Arts Management MMM790
  • Managing Cultural Projects and Events MMM793
  • Managing Arts in Community Settings MMM796
  • Arts Fundraising and Sponsorship MMM799
  • Financial Interpretation MPA702
  • Managing Innovation MPM712
  • Human Resource Management MPM722
  • and one unit from:

  • Business Practicum MWL702
  • Work Based Learning MWL704
  • Elective units

    Plus 6 credit points of elective units:

    Students select 3 units from list of electives relating to generic arts and cultural management and operational issues:

  • Corporate Governance MLM706
  • Online Marketing MMK737
  • Marketing Management MPK732
  • Business Strategy and Analysis MPM703
  • Students select 3 units from list of electives relating to arts and cultural management advanced issues:

  • Heritage, Development and Tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region AIM704
  • Governance and Accountability AIP773
  • Engaging for Change AIP782
  • Consumer Behaviour MPK713
  • Contemporary Issues in Leadership MPM773
  • Research Project 1A MPP701
  • Entrepreneurship (Residential) MPR705
  • Business Practicum MWL702 *
  • * if not taken as a core unit

    How to apply

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    Course pathways

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    * Relevant disciplines for the ACM program are arts, creative practice, business or arts management

    ^ Relevant work experience is defined broadly and to be clarified by the Program Coordinator where required

    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 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

    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.

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