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Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies

Course summary for local students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies
Campus
Length1 year part time
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359
artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

 

Course Director

Steven Cooke, +61 3 924 46827, steven.cooke@deakin.edu.au

 

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Deakin course code A529

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies is a postgraduate coursework program that aims to provide graduates with a basic range of skills and knowledge appropriate to museum work.  The program aims to produce graduates who are independent, innovative and creative thinkers; have a commitment to reflective practice in museums; have an understanding of best practice standards in museum work; can competently undertake a range of museological techniques; can demonstrate ethical leadership in their chosen field of museum activity; and have a commitment to continuous improvement.

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising:
  • 3 credit points of compulsory core units; and
  • 1 credit point of electives selected from the specified list of units below

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Course structure

Core units


Trimester 1

AIM721 Museums: Context and Issues  

AIM723 Heritage Interpretation  

 

Trimester 2

AIM722 Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage  


Elective units

Trimester 1

AIM701 Heritage, Memory and Identity  

AIM704 Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism  

AIM707 Introduction to Traditional Buildings  

AIM714 Cultural Landscapes  


Trimester 2

AIM703 Introduction to Heritage Planning  

AIM705 Conservation Management Planning  

AIM709 Intangible Heritage  

 

AIM715 Virtual Heritage  

AIM727 Exhibitions  

 

Trimester 3

AIM725 Heritage and Museum Strategy and Marketing  

AIM726 Heritage and Museum Operational Issues  




 

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