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Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (Advanced) (GDA-ACM)

Graduate Diploma (Advanced)Year: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Award titleGraduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (Advanced)
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
CRICOS code075125M
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 8
Credit points100 credit points
Duration12 months full time or 24 months part time

The Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (Advanced) aims to prepare graduates to work in a diversity of arts industry environments, ranging from large organisations and government departments to self-employment in the arts, by developing in postgraduate students an understanding and appreciation of the arts, and the range of skills necessary to manage cultural resources, both human and material.

Entry requirements

Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (Advanced)

(100 credit points)

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) in appropriate subjects or equivalent.
  • Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • prior academic performance; and
  • relevance of previous studies.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7.0 is required.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005) and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF127). For the purposes of considering requests for reasonable adjustments, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the overview, attributes, outcomes and skills of this entry. Further details about how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (Advanced) should:

  • understand and appreciate the place of the arts within our culture;
  • understand and access arts policy and funding in Australia;
  • communicate and negotiate effectively and efficiently with a range of people and organizations, including arts organizations, artists, government administrators, funding bodies, professional organizations and unions;
  • understand State and Federal legislation and aspects of common law in so far as they impact upon the arts industry;
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic managerial skills and leadership strategy, including the ability to plan, coordinate, make decisions, solve problems, and manage human and physical resources;
  • demonstrate an understanding of financial management and business marketing in a variety of arts industry contexts; and
  • be able to function as creative and accountable arts industry workers, who demonstrate a sense of commitment and responsibility to artists and the advancement and preservation of culture within the broader community.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have acquired skills in the areas of:

  • management and professional communication;
  • ethical professional practice;
  • financial management;
  • critical analysis and creative thinking;
  • applied research methods and evaluation; and
  • team work and professional networking.

Graduate attributes

Graduates should acquire the following:

Academic distinction

  • an in-depth knowledge of their specialist disciplines and skills
  • an ability as a critical, creative thinker with strong reasoning skills

Active citizenship

  • an engagement with contemporary local, national and global issues and developed an appreciation of the Asian region
  • an awareness of the social and cultural diversity in communities and ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds
  • an awareness of and respect for Indigenous cultures

Integrity and self-awareness

  • motivation, self-direction and organisational skills, with the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities
  • a willingness to explore, experiment and learn from mistakes
  • skills in self-assessment, and place great importance on their personal and professional integrity

Course structure

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

  • five compulsory subjects (62.5 points)
  • elective subjects (37.5 points)

Total 100 points

External Subject Rule

Student may undertake an external subject (not listed within the program structure) with the permission of the program and subject coordinator. All external subject requests must be for the elective subject requirement, not as a compulsory, core or capstone subject. The maximum external subjects allowed are as follows:

  • 200 point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (2 years): maximum 25 points.
  • 150 point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (1.5 years): maximum 12.5 points.
  • 100* point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (1 year): 12.5 points
  • 50*^ point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (0.5 years): 0 points.

* GC-ARTS, GD-ARTS, GCA-ARTS and GDA-ARTS students are not normally granted permission to undertake external subjects towards their degree.

^ Exception: Students admitted to 50 point programs may apply to take LING90002, Presenting Academic Discourse, as an external subject.

Please note that advanced standing contributes to a student’s remaining points undertaken at University of Melbourne, and may affect how many points the student can undertake outside the enrolled program.

For policies that govern this degree, see Academic Services Policy in the University Melbourne Policy Framework.

Subject options

Compulsory Subjects

62.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AMGT90001 Principles of Arts Management
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMGT90002 Arts Law
Semester 1
AMGT90004 States, Governments and the Arts
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMGT90006 Audiences and the Arts
Semester 2
AMGT90013 Finance and Budgeting
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective Subjects

37.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ACUR90005 Interpreting Exhibitions
Semester 2
AHIS40002 Indigenous Photography, New Media, Film Not available in 2019 12.5
AHIS40016 Aboriginal Art in the Northern Territory
Winter Term
AHIS90005 History and Philosophy of Museums
Semester 1
AHIS90007 Biennales, Triennales and Documentas Not available in 2019 12.5
AMGT90024 Cultural Festivals and Special Events
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMGT90031 Developing Cultural Industries Not available in 2019 12.5
CULS40001 Cultural Policy and Power
Semester 1
CULS40002 Memory Cultures Not available in 2019 12.5
CULS40006 Cultural Studies in Asia Not available in 2019 12.5
CULS40011 Cultural Studies Now
Semester 1
ENGL40020 Australian Theatre and Performance
Semester 1
PUBL90006 Writing and Editing for Digital Media
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCRN40002 Contemporary Film Theory
Semester 1
SCRN40013 Censorship: Film, Art and Media
Semester 2

Last updated: 28 May 2019