Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management|
Offered Cloud (online)
0.5 year full time or part time equivalent
(full time study is only available in Trimester 1)
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$11,850* - Full-fee paying place|
Postgraduate Student Administration
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code||M519|
Please note: This course is not offered in Trimester 3
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
Deakin’s Arts and Cultural Management Courses provide arts leaders and managers 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 the challenges of organisational sustainability, enhancing cultural vitality and building relationships with their audiences.
These Courses are led by staff with extensive practical experience in management and leadership in the arts and cultural sectors. Study within this program combines both the theory and practice of arts and cultural management, through a combination of reading, research and practical assignments. Students have the opportunity to engage with a range of industry representatives, gain exposure to the work of cutting edge practitioners and thinkers, and integrate their work and learning.
This course provides an understanding of the management skills and knowledge needed in the arts and cultural industries. Within the context of a business education it examines the specific skills needed to manage arts and cultural organisations, facilities and programs. Industry expertise and arts management practice underpins the delivery of this program. The course allows articulation into the Master or Graduate Diploma of Arts and Cultural Management.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
This program prepares graduates for leadership roles across the range of cultural organisations, including: festivals, mega-events, community events, facilities, publishing houses, music venues, performing arts, visual arts, film and video, radio and television, cultural heritage and museums, and communications technology organisations.
Opportunities also exist within the private leisure, arts management and marketing companies.
To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Certificate a student must complete 4 credit points of core units.
Students may undertake this course full time only if they commence in Trimester 1.
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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
- A 3 year bachelor's degree or AQF equivalent
-5 years of relevant work experience^
^Work experience in the Arts and Cultural management field
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
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.