GD028 - Graduate Diploma in Arts Management

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Plan: GD028P8 - Graduate Diploma in Arts Management
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

In this program you will experience a range of teaching and learning approaches, including lectures, seminars, industry based presentations, workshops, case studies, problem–based learning, reflective techniques, presentations, group-based learning, discussions, negotiated learning, on-site visits, and independent research.

The courses are built around specific issues and problems across the fields of arts management. The overall approach to assessment in the program combines aspects of formative and summative assessment using research projects, portfolio production, essays, and presentations. In each course you will be provided with a range of options for assessment tasks ranging from short issues response papers through to focussed research investigations. The papers, research projects and presentations are directly related to industry specific issues and concerns.

You will be responsible for contributing to the critique of your own work and that of others. Peer review is integral to the learning environment and professional practice within the arts industries.

As part of the review process you will be involved in giving feedback, using both formal and informal methods. Ongoing feedback from lecturers regarding assessment results will be a further part of the process. Lecturer feedback will be used as a way of further developing your capabilities. You will use self-assessment to demonstrate your understanding of the content and application.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) students/enrolment/credit/he

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Work integrated learning

This program does not have a designated work integrated learning course. However, RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations.

These interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning. Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated in a workplace environment.

When available, some optional courses also offer WIL opportunities.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Principles of Arts Management 24 PERF1025 City Campus
Select and Complete Seventy-Two (72) credit points from the following Arts Management Option list:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Community Arts Management 24 PERF1026 City Campus
Cultural Policy and Practice 24 PERF1029 City Campus
Curating Contemporary Art 24 VART3413 City Campus
Expanded Curating 24 OART1064 City Campus
Gallery and Museum Management 24 OTED2104 City Campus
Museum Education 24 OART1061 City Campus
The Law and Arts Management 24 PERF1034 City Campus
Art Global Intensive 1 12 HUSO2398 City Campus
Art Global Intensive 2 12 VART3675 City Campus
Photography Global Intensive 1 12 VART3703 City Campus
Photography Global Intensive 2 12 VART3705 City Campus
Arts Management Fundamentals 12 OART1066 City Campus
Business Skills for the Creative Industries 12 BUSM3323 City Campus
Critical Frameworks A 12 VART3615 City Campus
Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art 12 OART1067 City Campus
Digital Imaging Strategies 12 VART3638 City Campus
Internship 12 VART3640 City Campus
Strategies for Creative Research 12 VART3613 City Campus
Masters Symposium 12 VART3614 City Campus
Open Project Intensive 24 VART3723 City Campus
Applied Industry Engagement 12 VART3707 City Campus
Fieldwork 12 VART3709 City Campus
Themes in Contemporary Creative Practice A 12 VART3711 City Campus
Themes in Contemporary Creative Practice B 12 VART3713 City Campus
Practicing on Country / with Country 12 VART3715 City Campus
Cultural Planning and Evaluation 12 VART3717 City Campus
Industry Partnered Studio 12 VART3739 City Campus
Studio Skills Specialisation 12 VART3741 City Campus
Working in First Peoples contexts: creative partnerships and cultural production 12 OART1103 City Campus

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Program transition plan

In 2021 the structure of this program was amended. The following elective courses were added to the program structure to provide you with more choice, flexibility and specialisation.

Photography Global Intensive 1 VART3703

Photography Global Intensive 2 VART3675

Business Skills for Creative Industries BUSM3323

Critical Frameworks A VART3615

Digital Imaging Strategies VART3638

Strategies for Creative Research VART3613

Speaking Critically VART3614

Applied Industry Engagement VART3707

Fieldwork VART3709

Themes in Contemporary Creative Practice A VART3711

Themes in Contemporary Creative Practice B VART3713

Practicing on Country/ with Country VART3715

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