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Master of Arts - Arts Administration / Master of Museum and Heritage Studies

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units

The Master of Museum and Heritage Studies at ANU provides the unique opportunity to articulate with the Indiana University to complete a double degree with the Master of Arts – Arts Administration. These degrees draw on strong connections with cultural and collecting institutions in Australia and the United States. The double degree aims to prepare you for an innovative career in both Museum Curatorial practice (ANU) and Arts Administration (IU). At the ANU, students will learn traditional curatorship and collections management, while also being introduced to new areas impacting on national and international cultural policy such as social inclusion, citizenship and community engagement, social activism and museums, Indigenous curation and collection, and innovative visitor and audience studies. At IU, students will gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to become an effective arts advocate and leader of change; students will be introduced to a range of core skills in the areas of business, marketing, policy and management, as well as a thorough understanding of the arts sector.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. analyse, research, reflect on and synthesise complex approaches to museums and collecting agencies and their relationships to societies;

  2. evaluate significant debates, problems, controversies, concepts and theories pertinent to museums and collections;

  3. develop critical engagement with, and a working knowledge of, museums and collecting agencies; and

  4. communicate and interpret knowledge and ideas to general and specialists museum audiences.

Further Information

Applicants must apply separately to Indiana University and the Australian National University for admission to this Double Master Degree program. Offers of admission to Master of Arts – Arts Administration [IU]/Master of Museum and Heritage Studies [ANU] may be conditional upon admission to the corresponding program at Indiana University. If this condition cannot be met, applicants may be offered Master of Museum and Heritage Studies in its place.

 
As part of AADM-Y 550 Students are required to complete 3 practicums with partnering organizations.  Each practicum consists of a 50 hour commitment to an organization to complete a project.  Practicums are graded on a pass/fail basis and students receive 1 credit for each completed practicum.  Students do not need to complete the practicums at a particular time; but they must complete 3 total practicums during their time at Indiana University.
 

Students may be particularly interested in the following electives, but may fulfil the 6 SPEA credit elective requirement with any graduate courses at IU:

AADM–Y 500       Cultural Districts & Local Arts Policy
AADM–Y 500       The Arts and Social Change
AADM–Y 511       Performing Arts Center Management
AADM-Y 500       Topics: Legal Issues in the Arts
AADM–Y 522       IT Applications for Arts Managers
AADM–Y 500       Graphic Design
AADM–Y 505       Programming in the Performing Arts
AADM–Y 559       Public Policy and the Arts
AADM–Y 500       Curating in Galleries and Museums

Admission Requirements

A cognate Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%, or completion of 30 SPEA credits towards the Master of Arts – Arts Administration as listed in the award rules for this degree.

Applicants must apply separately to Indiana University and the Australian National University for admission to this Double Master Degree program. Offers of admission to Master of Arts – Arts Administration [IU]/Master of Museum and Heritage Studies [ANU] may be conditional upon admission to the corresponding program at Indiana University. If this condition cannot be met, applicants may be offered Master of Museum and Heritage Studies in its place.

Cognate Disciplines

Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Creative Arts, English, Environmental History, Environmental Management, Fine Arts, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Visual Arts

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Application for course credit

Credit for prior study at AQF levels 7 and 8 is not available towards this program.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$28,320.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$40,416.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Arts – Arts Administration/Master of Museum and Heritage Studies double degree requires completion of 30 SPEA credits from Indiana University and 48 units from The Australian National University.

The Master of Arts – Arts Administration double degree component requires the completion of 30 SPEA credits, which must consist of:

24 SPEA credits from completion of the following compulsory courses:

AADM–Y 502 Organizational Behavior and the Arts
AADM–Y 504 Arts Administration in the Public and Private Sectors
AADM–Y 515 Financial Management for the Arts
AADM–Y 525 Museum Management
AADM–Y 530 Audience Development and Marketing the Arts
AADM–Y 551 Cultural Planning and Urban Development
AADM–Y 558 Fund Development for Nonprofits
AADM-Y 550 Practicum in Arts Administration

 
A maximum of 6 SPEA credits from completion of any graduate courses at Indiana University. 
 

48 units from completion of courses offered at the Australian National University which must consist of:

30 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

HUMN8027 Critical issues in Heritage and Museum Studies
MUSC8004 Internship 1
MUSC8006 Indigenous Collections and Exhibitions
MUSC8012 Understanding Learning in Museums and Heritage
MUSC8017 Museums and Collections: Key Concepts and Practices
 

6 units from completion of courses on the following list:

HUMN8033 Tourism, Heritage and Globalization
MUSC8013 Museum Education and Heritage Interpretation Study Tour
MUSC8018 Exhibition Design and Delivery
MUSC8019 Repatriation: principles, policy, practice

A minimum of 6 from completion of courses on the following list: 

HUMN8034 Collaborative Storytelling and Cultural Production
MUSC8011 Museums and Collections: Extended Research Project


A maximum of 6 units from completion of courses on the following list:

ARTV8100 Points Of View 
ARTV8107 Arguing Objects 
HIST6237 Digital History, Digital Heritage
HUMN8010 Material Culture Studies 
HUMN8035 Critical Issues in Intangible Heritage 
HUMN8036 Who do we think we are? Using Archives and Special Collections
MUSC8013 Museum Education and Heritage Interpretation Study Tour 
MUSC8009 Museums and Collections: Research Project

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