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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)

The Australia Council for the Arts estimates that cultural activity contributes $50 billion to Australia’s GDP. In addition to its impressive size, the arts and cultural sector are notable for its ever-evolving profile, creating a demand for responsive and highly trained art managers. These managers are taking on leadership roles in small-medium arts organizations, cultural venues, festivals, heritage sites, publishing houses, and a range of performing and visual arts programs.

This master program develops students' skills in innovation and leadership through practical experience in the arts and cultural sector. Under the direction of teachers with extensive industry experience, it prepares graduates who will lead the arts and cultural sector into the future.

This course provides you with a tailored business education emphasizing management, marketing, and finance skills. These skill-sets are vital for the success of arts and cultural organizations as they face common challenges such as organizational sustainability, enhancing cultural vitality, and building relationships with audiences.

You'll be taught by staff with wide-reaching, practical experience in management and leadership across a range of arts and cultural sectors. You'll also have the opportunity to engage with a range of industry representatives, be exposed to the work of cutting-edge thinkers, and integrate your work and learning.

Our course is structured within the framework of business education and enhanced through a series of industry-specific projects ideal for those working in the arts and cultural sectors. It includes an internship/ work project capstone unit that ensures students are able to apply their theoretical knowledge through ‘hands-on’ industry practice.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa Application outcome
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

This program prepares graduates for leadership roles across the range of cultural organizations, including performing arts, visual arts, festivals, community events, facilities, publishing houses, music venues, screen industries, cultural heritage, and museums.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

1-year full time (2 years part-time) – 8 credit points

Admission is based on:

  • • Bachelor honors (AQF8) degree in a related discipline*, or
  • • Bachelor degree in a related discipline*, plus two years relevant work experience^, or
  • • Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline*, or
  • • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

1.5 years full time (3 years part-time) – 12 credit points

Admission is based on:

  • • Bachelor degree in a related discipline*, or
  • • Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus two years of relevant work experience^, or
  • • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.