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:
A minimum of 6 from completion of courses on the following list:
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
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.
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
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
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.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
analyse, research, reflect on and synthesise complex approaches to museums and collecting agencies and their relationships to societies;
evaluate significant debates, problems, controversies, concepts and theories pertinent to museums and collections;
develop critical engagement with, and a working knowledge of, museums and collecting agencies; and
communicate and interpret knowledge and ideas to general and specialists museum audiences.
Further InformationApplicants 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.
The AADM-Y 550 course has in-class and out-of-class components each semester. Students are required to attend the required in-class portion each semester and complete 3 practicum projects with community organizations out-of-class during their time at Indiana University. 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 will register for variable credits of AADM-Y 550 each semester based on their individual academic plan, ultimately totaling to 3 credits of AADM-Y 550.
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 Graphic Design
AADM–Y 500 The Arts and Social Change
AADM–Y 505 Programming the Performing Arts
AADM-Y 506 Curating in Galleries and Museums
AADM-Y 508 Performing Arts Organization Management
AADM–Y 511 Performing Arts Center Management
AADM–Y 522 IT Applications for Arts Managers
AADM–Y 559 Public Policy and the Arts
AADM-Y 562 Legal Issues in the Arts