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Indigenous Arts Protocol, Policy and Law (INAM60003)

Graduate coursework level 6Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework Level 6
Subject codeINAM60003
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides a contemporary overview of Indigenous protocols, Indigenous cultural law and intellectual property with a major focus on the arts policy framework in which Indigenous arts sits in Australia to give you a broader understanding of cultural law, respect, responisbility, community consultation and professional ethics. The subject focuses on national, state and local arts policy, cultural heritage policy, policy development, funding and reporting, cross-sectoral work, and occupational health and safety.

Intended learning outcomes

  • understand the signficance and responsibilities of Indigenous Cultural Law in relation to Indigenous arts;
  • understand policy and how it affects Indigenous arts, state wide and nationally;
  • understand the ethical and legal issues surrounding the management, marketing and protection of Indigenous arts - intellectual and cultural property, community ownership, copyright, contracts, defamation, censorship and discrimination.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should

  • be able to research through competent use of various information sources, and be able to define the areas of inquiry and methods of research in the preparation of seminar presentations and marketing projects;
  • acquired awareness of the requirements of ethical practice in relation to research engaging cross-cultural collaboration and intellectual property issues;
  • be able to participate in team work through involvement in group work;
  • gain experience of methods of critical inquiry and argument leading to improved analytical skills;
  • comprehend complex concepts and be able to use this knowledge to problem solve;
  • be able to communicate knowledge ideologically and economically through project writing and tutorial discussion.

Last updated: 9 November 2018