Arts Management

Subject AMGT90001 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3
Total Time Commitment:



Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma Arts & Cultural Management, Master of Arts and Cultural Management.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Kate MacNeill

Subject Overview:

This subject introduces students to the theories, processes, and practices behind strategic planning and decision-making in arts organisations today. In addition to generic management issues, students will be asked to identify and analyse issues unique to the arts industry. Students will be introduced to relevant case studies from a diverse range of arts organisations illustrating the application of strategic planning, board governance, managing creativity, human resource management and project management.


Upon successful completion students will have:

  • acquired an understanding of the contemporary issues in organisation management in the context of the arts industry;
  • gained insight into key sector and industry factors impacting upon the management of arts organisation;
  • develop skills to be able to critically evaluate and apply a range of approaches to strategic organisational planning;
  • extend their knowledge of the arts industry and the importance of external stakeholder management; and
  • aquired an understanding of the principles of board governance and the role of boards in various arts organisations.

A short analytical piece 1000 words 20% (due during semester), a group project and class presentation with related individual assessment 2000 words 40% (due during semester), and a major piece of assessment 2000 words 40% (due during the examination period). Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% (or 10 out of 12) classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.

Prescribed Texts:

An online reader will be available via the subject's LMS website, as well as a printed version from the University Bookshop.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Upon successful completion the student will have:

  • advanced their communication skills through contributions to seminar discussions and presentations;
  • developed their research, analytical and writing skills;
  • expanded their conceptual skills and creative thinking;
  • increased their capacity for effective teamwork through group discussions and collaboration; and
  • developed their time management and planning skills thorugh managing subject workload requirements.
Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 150 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
200 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management

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