MC034 - Master of Arts (Arts Management)

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Plan: MC034P8 - Master of Arts (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: Master of Arts (Arts Management)
Award abbreviation: MA(ArtMgt)
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Art (340H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 109999
CRICOS code: 061673J

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Purpose of the Program

The studies in Arts Management are structured to maximise the prior learning of each student and to provide pathways to suit each student’s professional and academic needs. They are geared to meet the needs of practitioners who are working or wish to work and/or broaden their career opportunities as artists or managers.

Upon completion of the program, you will have the skills, professional knowledge and capabilities to work effectively in the arts management 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 geared to the contemporary worker and workplace with the aim of fostering leadership in arts related fields and delivering a program of study that meets real world needs relevant to a wide range of arts management contexts.

The capstone experiences of the course (Integrated Projects 1 and 2) will see you take part and reflect in major arts projects relevant to your current or future career. From directing festivals to curating museums, this program will provide the ethical and practical foundations for a rewarding career in the arts.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including DR208 - PhD (Art) (;ID=DR208) subject to this program's entrance requirements.



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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements:

An Australian bachelor degree in any discipline or its equivalent. Applicants with significant work experience or professional practice may also be considered.

International English language requirements can be found here:

English language requirements and equivalency information. (

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Arts Management.

Students studying the RMIT program are eligible for student membership of the Arts Management Advisory Group (AMAG).

Graduates of the program have successfully gained employment in arts related industries over a period of 15 years and are successfully working in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Norway, UK, 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 ( 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.

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Online learning tools and content
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Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
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Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

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