Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud CampusYes
Length

1 year part-time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$13,000 - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Deakin course code M519

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Fees and charges

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, 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.

Career opportunities

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.

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

 

Course rules

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.

Course structure

Units

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MMK792Arts Marketing

MMM790Arts Management

MMM793Managing Cultural Projects and Events

MMM796Managing Arts in Community Settings

MMM799Arts 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 Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements

 - Bachelor degree in any discipline

or

 - 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 and how to apply for credit.

How to apply

Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.

For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Further study

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^

Graduate Diploma of Arts and Cultural Management (M665)

Master of Arts and Cultural Management (M765)

^Work experience in the Arts and Cultural management field

Workload

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.