Master of Arts and Cultural Management

Course summary for international students

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Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Arts and Cultural Management
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$32,000 AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
IELTS Requirement

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

Deakin course code M765

International students should note that, due to visa regulations, this course can only be undertaken while living outside Australia.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The arts and cultural sectors are booming, creating a demand for qualified graduates to manage arts organisations, festivals, publishing houses, performance venues, heritage sites, and performing and visual arts programs.

This Masters program emphasises skills in innovation and leadership gained through practical experience in the arts and cultural sector.

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 their audiences.

You’ll be taught by staff with extensive practical experience in management and leadership in the arts and cultural sectors. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with a range of industry representatives, get exposed to the work of cutting-edge thinkers, and integrate their 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.

Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Course rules

To complete the Master of Arts and Cultural Management, students must attain a total of 12 credit points, consisting of 10 credit points of core units and 2 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Course structure

Core units

MMK792Arts Marketing

MMM790Arts Management

MMM793Managing Cultural Projects and Events

MMM796Managing Arts in Community Settings

MMM799Arts Fundraising and Sponsorship

MPA702Financial Interpretation

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPM771Principles of Leadership

MPM722Human Resource Management

and one unit from:

MWL702Business Practicum

MWL704Work Based Learning

Elective units

Plus 2 credit points of elective units from:

AIM704Heritage, Development and Tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region

MLC771Law for Managers

MMK737Online Marketing

MPK713Consumer Behaviour

MPK732Marketing Management

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPR705Entrepreneurship (Residential)

MWL703Team Internship


Entry requirements - general

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..

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements

Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience

or

Graduate certificate and 5 years relevant work experience

Pathways

Students who do not qualify for direct entry into the Master of Arts and Cultural Management may qualify by first completing the Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management. They will then complete a further 8 credit points, not repeating units from the Graduate Certificate.

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

How to apply

Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
• Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
• Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

    • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
    • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact

      deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au