Taught course

Arts and Cultural Management

Deakin University · Deakin University

Entry requirements

Entry requirements - specific Minimum entry requirements: - Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience^ or - Graduate certificate and 5 years relevant work experience^ ^ Work experience in the Arts and Cultural management field Credit for prior learning - general The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin. You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree. English Language requirement: IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent.

Months of entry

July, February

Course content

Deakin’s Arts and Cultural Management Courses provide arts leaders and managers with a tailored business education emphasising management, marketing and finance skills. These skill sets are vital for the success of arts and cultural organisations as they face the challenges of organisational sustainability, enhancing cultural vitality and building relationships with their audiences.

These courses are led by staff with extensive practical experience in management and leadership in the arts and cultural sectors. Study within this program combines both the theory and practice of arts and cultural management, through a combination of reading, research and practical assignments. Students have the opportunity to engage with a range of industry representatives, gain exposure to the work of cutting edge practitioners and thinkers, and integrate their work and learning.

The arts and cultural sectors are booming, creating a demand for qualified graduates to manage arts organisations, festivals, cultural facilities, publishing houses, performance venues, heritage sites, and performing and visual arts programs. Deakin’s course is structured within the framework of a business education and enhanced through a series of industry specific projects ideal for those working in the arts and cultural sectors. The Masters program emphasises skills in innovation and leadership gained through practical experience in the arts and cultural sector. Graduates of the program are encouraged to revision arts management practice and become leaders in their field.

Please note, this course is offered online/Cloud only.

Fees and funding

UK students
AU$32,000 per year
International students
AU$32,000 per year

Qualification and course duration


As required months
distance learning
18 months
full time
18 months
part time
As required months

Course contact details

Deakin International
+61 3 9627 4877