Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA629

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies will provide you with the diverse skills and developed knowledge base appropriate to multiskilled work in all kinds of museums.  This course gives you access to more subjects in museum studies than the related Graduate Certificate, and consequently is highly regarded as a professional qualification.  The Museum Studies program will help you to become an independent, innovative and creative thinker; have a commitment to reflective practice in museums; have an understanding of best practice standards in museum work; competently undertake a range of museological techniques; demonstrate ethical leadership in your chosen field of museum activity; and have a commitment to continuous improvement.  Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies will lead you to entry to the Master of Cultural Heritage.  

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies (A529)

Course rules

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

  • 4 credit points of core units; and
  • 4 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below

Course structure

Core units

AIM723Heritage Interpretation

AIM734Understanding Significance

AIM736Museums, Heritage and Society

AIM722Collections and Curatorship

Elective units

AIM735Leadership in Museums and Heritage Organisations

AIM727Exhibitions

AIM708World Heritage and International Heritage Practice

AIM709Intangible Heritage

AIM715Virtual Heritage

AIM717Heritage in the Field

AIM718Cultural Heritage and Museums Studies Field School

Students can gain relevant local or international experience through undertaking an approved placement, internship or field school through AIM717 or AIM718.

 

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