Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Year and Campus:||2014 - Southbank|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||200 credit points taken over 24 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Faculty of the VCA & MCM Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The Master of Community Cultural Development is a 2 year degree. The student will be immersed in the practice and theory of community arts and social practice. Units will focus on the theory and history of CCD in Australia and globally, the role of research in CCD, Government arts and culture policy, partnership brokering, and the development of their own practice. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the reflexivity of practice and to write a minor thesis on a topic of their choice.
Community Cultural Development is the intersection between the arts and community based practices. Applicants into the CCD program at the VCA and Music come from several areas. First they are current CCD practitioners wishing to further their intellectual and critical engagement with the practice. Others come from fields related to CCD such as the arts or humanities who desire to share their knowledge within the global community. There is also a growing cohort of both interstate and international students who recognise the CCD program at the VCA and MUSIC as leading the world in critical enquiry in the field. Students in the course already have a strong commitment to cultural diversity and social and civic responsibility. The course provides an opportunity to blend those beliefs with critical enquiry. The MCCD graduate will be able to engage in high levels of scholarship and research, and develop the future direction of the practice. They will both lead the field of community engaged arts and understand the need to be responsive to leaders within communities and cross cultural contexts. CCD is a practice that values cultural diversity and community understanding. Graduates will further develop their capacity for leadership within diverse cultural contexts, rights discourse and community sustainability.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:|| |
Qualification for the award requires completion of all subjects listed below.
|Subject Options:|| |
Master of Community Cultural Development
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue the course successfully
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Communication: Students must be able to participate in and produce performances and exhibitions as required; they will also need to communicate effectively and efficiently in oral and written forms. Communication with fellow students, professional and academic staff, and the wider public about their knowledge and application of practising Arts disciplines is essential.
On completion of this course students will:
|Links to further information:||http://www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au/|
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