Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
|Length||0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$16,640 AUD|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|English language requirements|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||M519|
|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 8.|
International students should note that, due to visa regulations, this course can only be undertaken while living outside Australia.
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
This course provides arts leaders and managers with vital skills in managing arts and cultural organisations, facilities and programs. Students develop the ability to build relationships with audiences, and to tackle common industry challenges.
You’ll be taught by staff with extensive practical experience in management and leadership in the arts and cultural sectors. Take advantage of the opportunity to engage with industry representatives, and be exposed to the work of cutting edge practitioners.
On completion of the Graduate Certificate, students are able to enter the Master or Graduate Diploma of Arts and Cultural Management.
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
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. 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 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.
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.
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.|
|Communication||Develop appropriate communication strategies and techniques in the practice of arts management.|
|Digital literacy||Employ technologies to find, use and disseminate information, concepts and theories in relation to arts management.|
|Critical thinking||Appraise and analyse information in order to understand and apply theories of arts management.|
|Problem solving||Formulate solutions to a diverse range of current and emerging arts management challenges and issues.|
|Self-management||Personalise observations of arts management practice.|
|Teamwork||Analyse the contributions made to arts management from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.|
|Global citizenship||Translate arts management theory and practice from a range of cultural and international contexts.|
|Approved by Faculty Board October 2014|
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management, students attain a total of 4 credit points of core units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
Select 4 credit points of units from:
|MMM793||Managing Cultural Projects and Events|
|MMM796||Managing Arts in Community Settings|
|MMM799||Arts Fundraising and Sponsorship|
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
- 5 years relevant work experience
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
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Arts and Cultural Management or the Master of Arts and Cultural Management.
To be eligible for entry into these courses, students must be able to demonstrate (in addition to successful completion of their Graduate Certificate), 5 years of relevant work experience^
^Work experience in the Arts and Cultural management field
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.