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Art and Cultural Management in Asia (AMGT50001)

Graduate coursework level 5Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework Level 5
Subject codeAMGT50001
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject combines a study of the Asian arts, cultural and creative sector today with consideration of the demands of working collaboratively between Australia and Asian countries. The subject examines social, political and cultural backgrounds and the ramifications for engagement with cultural organisations and creative practitioners. The approach to the material is through lectures, readings, class discussions, guest speakers from industry and the content is topic-based, which will vary from year to year depending on the composition of the class and guest lecturers.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students are expected to:

  • have an understanding of the complexity of the region as a whole and how cultural, social and economic perspective inform arts practice and its delivery;
  • have a detailed understanding of the nature of contemporary artistic production and organisation in selected countries; and
  • feel confident to initiate projects in the region.

Generic skills

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

  • be able to demonstrate research and analytical skills;
  • be able to demonstrate clear spoken and written communication;
  • be able to demonstrate attention to detail; and
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of ethical and cultural contexts.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


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


Additional details

  • Seminar preparation and participation, with a paper totalling 2,500 words (50%), due two weeks after the intensive teaching period.
  • A 2,500 word paper (50%), also due two weeks after the intensive teaching period.
  • Hurdle: Students are required to attend a minimum of 100% of class in order to pass this subject and regular class participation is expected.

Dates & times

  • February
    Principal coordinatorTammy Hulbert
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursTotal 26 hours: 4 x 6.5 hour seminars, delivered intensively.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period11 February 2019 to 28 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date14 February 2019
    Census date22 February 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail15 March 2019
    Assessment period ends31 March 2019

    February contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Readings and resources available on LMS.

  • Subject notes

    Admission to the Master of Art Curatorship or Master of Arts and Cultural Management is required to take this subject.

  • 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

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 26 July 2019