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Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Arts Management (687AA)

Graduate CertificateYear: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Southbank)

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Award titleGraduate Certificate in Indigenous Arts Management
Year & campus2019 — Southbank
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 8
Credit points50 credit points
Duration6 months full time or 12 months part time

The Willin Centre for Indigenous Arts Management delivers Australia's only graduate course in Indigenous Arts Management. The course provides specialist training, knowledge and skills, preparing participants for leadership roles in the Indigenous arts sector.

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant dicipline and at least one year's full-time, documented, relevant work experience; or
  • A two-year postsecondary course of study with at least three years of full-time, documented, relevant work experience; or
  • Five years of full-time, documented, relevant work experience in Indigenous arts and/or Indigenous community-based cultural work.

Extra requirements:

  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the development of various aspects of the Indigenous arts sector including arts production, law, policy, intellectual property protection, communication and marketing.

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Intended learning outcomes

Open to domestic applicants of all cultural and professional backgrounds, the course is designed to facilitate empowerment and self-determination amongst visual and performing artists, arts workers, cultural managers and community leaders seeking to manage, market and protect Indigenous products in local, national and international contexts.

Generic skills

At the completion of the course students should be able to:

  • exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of their discipline including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to a practising visual/performing artist;
  • demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
  • emonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual/performing artist in the 21st century;
  • work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual/performing artistic environments;
  • contribute to a range of visual/performing arts environments as artistic collaborators and leaders;
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
  • critically and creatively engage with topics of cultural significance across communities;
  • understand and appreciate how the visual and performing arts connect with the broader society and contribute to its social and economic development;
  • understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.

Course structure

Qualification for the award requires satisfactory completion of all subjects listed below.

Subject options

Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Arts Management

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Last updated: 27 September 2019