Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Arts and Cultural Management|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
1 year part-time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Deakin course code||M519|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- 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.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
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|
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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
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 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.
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.