GC184 - Graduate Certificate in Arts Management

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Plan: GC184 - Graduate Certificate in Arts Management
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Arts Management
Award abbreviation: GCArtsMgmt
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 0.5 years full-time
Location: AUSCY City Campus
Owning school: Art (340H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/art
ASCED code: 109999
CRICOS code: 103233D

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Purpose of the Program

The studies in Arts Management are structured to maximize your learning and to provide pathways to suit your professional and academic needs. Whether you are already working within or wish to work in the arts management field, you will gain capabilities that broaden your career opportunities as an artist or manager.

Upon completion of the program, you will have the skills, professional knowledge and capabilities to work effectively in the arts industry. You will be aware of the changing environment and able to operate effectively within the various contexts of this environment with practical skills, outputs and networks in Arts Management. The program is designed for the contemporary worker and workplace with the aim of fostering leadership in arts related fields. The program of study meets real world needs relevant to a wide range of arts management contexts.

You will be required to attend on-campus seminars throughout the delivery of the program so that you can critically engage with the lecturers, students and visiting industry professionals.


There will be regular opportunities to critique presentations of your own work and the work of others in a group setting with your lecturers and fellow students. The reading materials and associated texts for each seminar are available online.

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Articulation and pathways

This Graduate Certificate in Arts Management is an exit award that is associated with the MC280 Master of Arts (Arts Mangement) program. If you are enrolled in MC280 Master of Arts (Arts Management) and decide you do not want to complete the full Masters award, you can exit with this Graduate Certificate award upon completion of 48 credit points worth of study.

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Entrance requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Arts Management (GC184) is available as an exit award only. Applicants must apply for the Master of Arts (Arts Management) (MC280).

To be accepted into the Master of Arts (Arts Management) (MC280), you must have:

  • successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or
  • have at least 5 years of relevant work experience or professional practice in a related field.

To have your professional experience considered you must include in your application:

  • a CV
  • a personal statement that details your experience appropriate to this program of study

English Language Requirements

A minimum of IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English requirements web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Arts Management. Graduates of the program have successfully gained employment in arts related industries over a period of 20 years and are successfully working in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Norway, Switzerland, UK, Colombia, Chile and USA. The courses within the Arts Management program are delivered by arts industry professionals. The program maintains close links with arts companies and organisations.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers. You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http:// www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Other resources

As an enrolled School of Art student with an active NDS account, you can access computer laboratories throughout the University. For location details go to http://www.rmit.edu.au/its/studentlabs. There are

also computers for you as a School of Art postgraduate student located in Building 49 level C and Building 39 level 2.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. The University Library has extensive resources for Art students and has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. Upon your enrolment, you will also be provided with an extensive MFA searchable reading list.

You can loan equipment from: DSC Audio Visual Tech Services

Office Location: Building 8 level 7 room 91

phone: 9925 3419

email: DSC-AV@rmit.edu.au

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides resources and opportunities to help you to achieve your study and career goals. Services are available face to face and online for:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance - if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Ngarara Willim Centre offers ongoing guidance with study, living and cultural needs.

You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students

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