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Exhibition Management (ACUR90006)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeACUR90006
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides an opportunity to understand the complexities of exhibitions management. Students will be introduced to the concepts and procedures required to develop, manage and deliver an exhibition or other arts-based project such as a performance, festival, etc.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • gain an understanding as to the development and presentation of creative content;
  • develop skills in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an arts based project; and
  • extend their understanding of financial management issues as they relate to projects and arts organisations.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • advance their communication skills through contributions to seminar discussions and presentations;
  • develop their research, analytical and writing skills;
  • expand their conceptual skills and creative thinking;
  • increase their capacity for effective teamwork through group discussions and collaboration; and
  • develop their time management and planning skills through managing subject workload requirements.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects

Students who have previously completed ACUR90006 Project Management in the Arts, AMGT90008 Project Management in the Arts or 760-523 Financial Management are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Recommended background knowledge

It is highly recommended that students undertake this subject after completing at least 50 points of their course.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • A 1,000 word venue analysis (20%), due during semester.
  • A 4,000 word exhibition proposal (80%), due during examination period.
  • Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject and regular class participation is expected.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorRachel Marsden
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursTotal 30 hours: A 1 hour lecture and a 1.5 hour seminar per week throughout semester.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorRachel Marsden
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursTotal 30 hours: A 1 hour lecture and a 1.5 hour seminar per week throughout semester.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    A reader will be available.

  • Subject notes

    Admission to the Master of Art Curatorship, Master of Arts & Cultural Management, Master of Arts & Cultural Management (Moving Image) is required.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

Last updated: 23 January 2019