Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration

1 year part time

Deakin course codeA529

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Learn the basic skills and knowledge to kick-start your career working in a museum.

Whether you want to work with objects and collections, manage a museum or heritage building, or protect and interpret significant sites, undertaking museum studies provides a pathway into this diverse and exciting sector.

Today’s museums are evolving. They’re designed to be much more accessible and, as such, are attracting more diverse audiences every day. Innovation and new technologies are pushing the modern museum to think outside the box and to engage with audiences in new ways.

This course aims to produce graduates who are independent, innovative, and creative thinkers who can competently undertake a range of tasks relevant to a career in museum work.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Understand, investigate and evaluate conceptual and practical approaches to the identification, conservation, interpretation, management and use of museum objects. 

Communication

Effectively communicate key theoretical and practical concerns in museum studies using oral, written, digital formats to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Digital literacy

Use a range of digital technologies and information sources relevant to the museum context to discover, select, analyse, employ, evaluate, and disseminate both technical and non-technical information.

Critical thinking

Critically analyse key concepts in the identification, conservation, interpretation, management and employ this knowledge in the museum context using objects and collections to show how these can be utilized in a variety of different situations. 

Problem solving

Apply advanced theoretical and knowledge and technical skills in the identification, conservation, interpretation, management and use of objects and collections in the museum context and develop solutions to real-world and ill-defined problems or issues in professional contexts. 

Self-management

Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, consistently applying professional museum standards with a high level of responsibility and accountability to colleagues and relevant stakeholders and a consistent commitment to continual professional development. 

Teamwork

Work effectively and collaboratively, demonstrating advanced level of responsibility and accountability in different roles in the museum context 

Global citizenship

Analyse and address museum-related issues in the domestic, regional and global context as a critically reflexive reflective practitioner, taking into consideration cultural and socio-economic diversity, social and environmental responsibility and the application of the highest ethical standards. 

Approved by Faculty Board 2015

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising:

  • 4 credit points of compulsory core units.

Course structure

Core Units

AIM722Collections and Curatorship

AIM723Heritage Interpretation

AIM734Understanding Significance

AIM736Museums, Heritage and Society

Course Map

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