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States, Governments and the Arts (AMGT90004)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeAMGT90004
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces students to arts policy and the issues that arise from the role the arts play in society. It surveys policy across various art forms and gives students a working grasp of how policy impacts on arts companies and artists. The focus is on the mechanics and practicalities of arts policy.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • understand government policies and strategies associated with the arts industry;
  • demonstrate the ability and self-confidence to comprehend and analyse complex policy and political frameworks;
  • engage in debates relating to the interplay between government and the arts sector; and
  • analyse and critique new policy initiatives for the arts industry as they arise.

Generic skills

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

  • be able to source and evaluate diverse resource material, including traditional text and electronic media;
  • be able to demonstrate the writing skills to present essay works and approved topics to an advanced level;
  • be able to demonstrate the critical thinking required to conceptualise and form strategies; and
  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically.

Last updated: 27 November 2018