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MMM793 - Managing Cultural Projects and Events


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Amanda Coles
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 11 scheduled online seminars


Cultural projects and events are a feature of vibrant and dynamic places. Arts and cultural events contribute to a range of artistic social economic and environmental outcomes.  As a result a growing number of arts organisations, government departments, community groups and commercial businesses are engaged in delivering arts and cultural events that respond to diverse communities, local cultural identities and distinctive locations. This unit develops students’ skills in designing, planning and delivering cultural festivals and arts events. It examines the use of a range of management processes, including: project management; operations and risk management; financial management; human resources; and strategic marketing.

  These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit.
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Determine the use of a range of management processes in the design planning and implementation of arts events and cultural projects.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Integrate and apply resources relating to the management of cultural projects and events from a range of online sources.

GLO3: Digital literacy


Apprise information on the management of previous cultural projects and events
in order to determine best practice in this field and reconsider the future of cultural project and event management work.

GLO4: Critical thinking


Personalise reflections on cultural project and event management practice drawing on theory and research; experience as an audience member or participant; and professional experience.

GLO6: Self-management


Contribute to an online community of learners and practitioners in the field of
cultural projects and events.

GLO7: Teamwork

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Case Study 2500 words 40% Week 7
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Cultural project or event plan 4500 words 40% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Weekly online seminar participation 1500 words 20% Weekly

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

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