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AIM727 - Exhibitions

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Witcomb




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Campus: Students are required to attend a 2 day a week intensive for 3 weeks.


Module 1: The role and function of the Exhibition

  • Interpretation and communication theory

  • Audience development, understanding visitors' needs and interests

  • Exhibition environment

  • Range and use of exhibits

  • Role of publications and support materials
Module 2: The Exhibit Planning Process
  • Writing exhibition policy

  • Developing communication objectives, ideas and themes

  • Audience involvement in concept development

  • Budget framing and timeline development

  • Team assembly

  • Arranging loans

  • Touring programs

  • Understanding exhibit elements and display techniques

  • Design brief preparation and designer selection.
Module 3: Exhibition Project Management
  • Managing human and financial resources and timelines

  • Managing fabrication and installation procedures

  • Coordinating touring itineraries

  • Planning the opening and future operating environment

  • Assessing effectiveness of exhibit elements and audience impact.


Three assignments: 2x2000 words each, 40% each and x1 1000 words, 20%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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