100 point program
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
- Five compulsory subjects (62.5 points)
- Elective subjects (37.5 points)
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Example study plan
|Principle of Arts ManagementCompulsory||12.5|
Principle of Arts Management
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.
Detailed Information AMGT90001
This subject introduces the general framework of Australia's legal system as it relates to the arts and cultural sector. It then focuses on three areas relevant to all cultural sectors: contract, copyright and negligence. Aspects of trade practices law and corporations legislation will also be examined. A range of other issues are covered in outline, including the limits imposed on artistic expression by defamation law and censorship.
Detailed Information AMGT90002
|States, Governments and the ArtsCompulsory||12.5|
States, Governments and the Arts
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.
Detailed Information AMGT90004
|History and Philosophy of MuseumsElective||12.5|
History and Philosophy of Museums
This subject examines the growth of the museum from its origins in the wunderkammer and antiquarian collections of the 16th century to the dynamic and constantly shifting field of possibilities available to museums today. The subject charts the progression of the museum from the private collections of the Renaissance and Baroque to the vast public institutional spaces of the late 18th and 19th centuries, and beyond. Special attention will be given to the ways in which the changing objectives of the museum (e.g. moral elevation, public instruction, mass entertainment, propoganda) are reflected in the architecture, design and display techniques developed in different counties in different t...
Detailed Information AHIS90005
|Finance and BudgetingCompulsory||12.5|
Finance and Budgeting
This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of financial management and budgeting in arts organisations. Commencing with an examination of the principal financial reports the subject takes students through the nature and type of transactions undertaken by arts organisations, how these transactions are recorded in financial statements and the steps necessary to prudently manage arts organisations. In the second half of the semester students examine the preparation and evaluation of financial budgets in arts organisations. Specifically students address the budgeting process, budget preparation and the use of financial and performance measurement systems.
Detailed Information AMGT90013
|Audiences and the ArtsCompulsory||12.5|
Audiences and the Arts
This subject examines audience development and retention in arts and cultural activities through a variety of professional techniques including programming and content analysis, analysis of existing and lapsed audiences, as well as exploring and critiquing the effectiveness of conventional marketing tools. Lectures and seminars will address a range of themes underpinning audience development. These include research into attitudes to the arts, economic and social trends that impact on attendance at arts events, and the role of artists as promoters of their own work.
Detailed Information AMGT90006
|Biennales, Triennales and DocumentasElective||12.5|
Biennales, Triennales and Documentas
This subject examines the exhibition of contemporary art in international survey exhibitions since the 1960s, delineating the methods that curators and directors have tested in response to the needs of art museums, bureaucracies, artists and publics across a range of geographic settings. The subject will examine a sequence of exhibitions from Australia and overseas, including early, national pavilion-based Venice Biennales, the director-driven 1970s Documentas, the 1980s global circuit of Biennales (including Sydney's), the newer Asian biennales (including Brisbane's Asia-Pacific triennials), the commercial art fairs (Frieze and the New York Armory Show). The subject considers these exhib...
Detailed Information AHIS90007
This subject will examine the various strategies employed by museums and galleries to frame the objects and ideas in their care and in order to communicate to the public about them. It will consider how these display strategies have changed over time, but its principal focus will nonetheless be on current exhibition and display settings, from contemporary art spaces to science and natural history museums. What is the best way - if any - to frame a particular exhibition? What sorts of communications messages should curators and exhibition designers seek to convey to museum and gallery visitors? How effectively do galleries and museums communicate their ideas? What role does the public have...
Detailed Information ACUR90005