Master of Arts and Cultural Management

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Master of Arts and Cultural Management
Campus

This course is only offered Cloud (online)

Cloud (online)Yes
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$23,700* - Full-fee paying place
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Waterfront (Geelong)
Tel 03 9244 5043 Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service
postgrad-enquiries@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code M765

Please note that this course is not offered in Trimester 3

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.


The arts and cultural sectors are booming, creating a demand for qualified graduates to manage arts organisations, festivals, cultural facilities, publishing houses, performance venues, heritage sites, and performing and visual arts programs. Deakin’s course is structured within the framework of a business education and enhanced through a series of industry‑specific projects ideal for those working in the arts and cultural sectors. The Masters program emphasises skills in innovation and leadership gained through practical experience in the arts and cultural sector. Graduates of the program are encouraged to revision arts management practice and become leaders in their field.

  

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.

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.

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 rules

To satisfy the requirements of the Master of Arts and Entertainment Management a student must complete 12 credit points comprising 10 credit points of core units and 2 credit points of elective units.  Students who do not qualify for direct entry into the Master of Arts and Entertainment Management may qualify by first completing the Graduate Certificate of Arts and Entertainment Management. They will then complete a further 8 credit points, not repeating units from the Graduate Certificate.

Course structure

Core units

MMK792Arts Marketing

MMM790Arts Management

MMM793Managing Cultural Projects and Events

MMM796Managing Arts in Community Settings

MMM799Arts Fundraising and Sponsorship

MPA702Financial Interpretation

MPI700Postgraduate Internship

 OR

MPI702Applied Business Project

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPM771Principles of Leadership

MPP701Research Project 1A

Elective units

Plus 2 credit points of elective units from:

AIM704Heritage, Development and Tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region

MLC771Law for Managers

MMK737Online Marketing

MPA711Corporate Governance and Ethics

MPK713Consumer Behaviour

MPK732Marketing Management

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPM722Human Resource Management

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

Standard Admission:

- A 3 year bachelor's degree or AQF equivalent + 3 years relevant work experience^

Alternative Admission:

- A graduate certificate + 5 years 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.