MC280 - Master of Arts (Arts Management)

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Plan: MC280 - Master of Arts (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, onsite 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 focused 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 the 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 disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition or are the primary carer of individuals with a disability it is possible to have adjustments arranged and negotiated to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services 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) https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/my-course/enrolment/apply-for-credit

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Work integrated learning

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. 

The work integrated learning course specified for this program is:

OART 1060: Arts Management Project 1

In this course you will be introduced to the specific research and practical skills needed to integrate your studies across your program. You will undertake project work as the principle method for integrating your experiences and learning. Projects can be simulated or real depending on interest and available opportunities.

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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Courses in the Program

Complete the following forty-eight (48) credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Principles of Arts Management 24 PERF1025 City Campus
Arts Management Project 1 24 OART1060 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete one hundred and forty four (144) Credit Points from the following Arts Management Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Arts Management Project 2 24 OART1062 City Campus
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 Master of Arts (Arts Management) MC034 (1.5 year) program was replaced by this Master of Arts (Arts Management) MC280 (2 year) program. The original program used an elective structure to maximise the possibilities for designing a program of study that is uniquely suited to the particular needs of every student.  This new version of the program maintains all the previous elective choices but offers an even broader range of coures. The new program MC280 now has an extra 48 credit points worth of study so that graduates from non-cognate disciplines might enrol into this program.  The following table provides an overview of electives that were available in the old program MC034 and the electives that are now available in MC280.

Equivalent Elective Courses 

Old program electives for MC034 Credit Points Electives available from 2019 in MC280 Credit Points

Arts Management Project 2
OART1062

Community Arts Management 
PERF1026

Cultural Policy and Practice 
PERF1029

Curating Contemporary Art
VART3413

Expanded Curating
OART1064

Gallery & Museum Management
OTED2104

The Law & Arts Managment
PERF1034

All these courses are

24 credit points 

Arts Management Project 2
OART1062

Community Arts Management 
PERF1026

Cultural Policy and Practice 
PERF1029

Curating Contemporary Art
VART3413

Expanded Curating
OART1064

Gallery & Museum Management
OTED2104

The Law & Arts Managment
PERF1034

All these courses are

24 credit points 

Arts Management Fundamentals
OART1066

Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art
OART1067

Internship
VART3640

Open Studio Intensive
3723

Art Global Intensive 1
HUSO2398

Art Global Intensive 2
VART3675

 

All these courses

are 

12 credit points

Arts Management Fundamentals
OART1066

Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art
OART1067

Internship
VART3640

Open Studio Intensive
3723

Art Global Intensive 1
HUSO2398

Art Global Intensive 2

VART3675

 

All these courses

are 

12 credit points

New Elective Courses

 

New Electives Available from 2021 in MC280

Credit Points

 

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

Cultural Planning and Evaluation (online course)
VART3717

Tools for Creative Action (online course)
VART3719

All these elective courses are 12 credit points.

They are shared with the other
Masters programs in the School of Art

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