Arts and Project Management

Subject INAM60004 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 40 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours per semester





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Core Participation Requirements:

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Eugenia Flynn

Student Programs Coordinator

Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development
Faculty of VCA and MCM
The University of Melbourne

Ground Floor, Hub Building 863
234 St Kilda Rd,

Southbank Vic 3006 Australia
T +61 3 9035 9382

F +61 3 9035 9085

Subject Overview:

This subject introduces aspects of project management, arts organisation management, arts management freelancing and independent trading. You will develop a sound knowledge of project management procedures and practical application; organisational and human resource management; strategic planning; organisational governance; financial and tax responsibilities; legal responsibilities and funding environments. A minor focuse of this subject will be on financial management and budgeting.

  • demonstrate an understanding of project management in the arts and articulate into a range of arts disciplines;
  • demonstrate an understanding of arts management within established organisations;
  • understand the laws and responsibilities of freelancing and independent trading;
  • understanding the Indigenous Arts section from both the viewpoint of an organisational and a freelance arts management.

Students will be assessed upon the quality of their class participation and in-class assignments set by lecturers (35%); individual written project 2,000 words (25%); individual presentation of research paper equivalent to 2,000 words (40%)

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should be able to

  • be able to research through competent use of various information sources, and be able to define the areas of inquiry and methods of research in the preparation of seminar presentations and marketing projects;
  • gain experience of methods of critical inquiry and argument leading to improved analytical skills;
  • comprehend complex concepts and be able to use this knowledge to problem solve;
  • be able to communicate knowledge ideologically and economically through project writing and tutorial discussion.

Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Arts Management

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