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Principles of Arts Management (AMGT90001)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeAMGT90001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces students to the theories, processes, and practices behind strategic planning and decision-making in arts organisations today. In addition to generic management issues, students will be asked to identify and analyse issues specific to the arts industry. Students will be introduced to core issues in arts management, including strategic planning, governance, employment relations and workforce development, funding and financing, community and audience engagement; and evaluations and indicators.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students will have:

• acquired an understanding of the contemporary issues in organisational management in the context of the arts industry;
• gained insight into key sector and industry factors impacting upon the management of arts organisations;
• develop skills to be able to critically evaluate and apply a range of approaches to strategic organisational planning;
• extend their knowledge of the arts industry and the importance of external stakeholder management; and
• acquired an understanding of the principles of good governance in arts organisations.

Generic skills

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

  • advanced their communication skills through contributions to seminar discussions and presentations;
  • developed their research, analytical and writing skills;
  • expanded their conceptual skills and creative thinking;
  • increased their capacity for effective teamwork through group discussions and collaboration; and
  • developed their time management and planning skills thorugh managing subject workload requirements.

Last updated: 27 July 2019