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Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures - ARM101

Course Code: ARM101
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 880603
CRICOS Code: 096396C
Lowest Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Become a creative cultural leader of the future

The versatile Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures will prepare you to be a leader in the rapidly changing cultural sector. Based in the national capital of Canberra – home to Australia’s major cultural institutions and an ever-increasing creative community – you can use the course’s interdisciplinary learning environment to expand your knowledge and networks, build or update your digital skills, develop your entrepreneurial potential, and apply your creativity in real-world settings using Australian and international industry case studies.

This expertise and industry knowledge will help you to establish or build upon a sustainable career in the creative and cultural industries, in fields such as heritage and conservation, community arts, cultural policy and planning, film production, creative writing, digital arts, or in the galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records (GLAMR) sector. The course is capped by a thesis or professional/creative project in an area of your choosing, and if you are already employed in the sector, you will be encouraged to use your past or recent experience to reflect on current industry practice, problems and issues.

Study a Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures at UC and you will:

  • reflect critically on contemporary issues for the cultural and creative sectors
  • critically analyse and apply professional knowledge and skills, and key techniques and approaches, relevant to a specific area of creative and cultural practice
  • work independently and collaboratively to develop creative solutions to real-world problems and develop entrepreneurial approaches to implement these solutions
  • critically evaluate and apply strategies for cultural leadership and communication across a range of professional and community contexts
  • plan, design and implement creative, professional or research-based projects.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a prominent feature of this course, with units containing team-based problem solving in real-life industry contexts, analysis of real-world case studies, and professional mentoring from industry and sector leaders. You can choose to undertake your final project as either a traditional thesis or as a research or creative project in a professional practice context.

Throughout your study, you will have unique behind-the-scenes access to cultural collections at Canberra-based institutions, with experiential learning of Indigenous cultural issues and creative and cultural practice. The degree has 12 credit points of electives which you can use to study abroad if you wish, and there will also be opportunities to partake in international field trips during your time on the course.

Career opportunities

  • Arts administrator
  • Gallery/Museum director
  • Digital collections strategist
  • Arts/cultural policy analyst
  • Experience manager
  • Cultural content developer
  • Writer
  • Filmmaker
  • Multimedia developer
  • Cultural entrepreneur
  • Interpretation specialist
  • Conservator
  • Head of heritage
  • Heritage consultant
  • Curator
  • Gallery manager
  • Indigenous heritage officer
  • Collections manager
  • Heritage manager
  • Engineering heritage consultant
  • Historic buildings conservation officer
  • Culture and heritage officer
  • Heritage site manager
  • Heritage and cultural policy adviser

Course-specific information

A clear pathway of study exists between this degree, the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage), and the postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Heritage Materials Conservation, Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Futures, and Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures courses.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Students must have a bachelor degree in any field as approved by the University.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures MACreative&CultFutures

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Heritage Materials Conservation Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Futures Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 $21,500 $33,100

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Reflect critically on and debate contemporary issues for the cultural and creative sectors. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Critically analyse and apply professional knowledge and skills, and key techniques and approaches, relevant to a specific area of creative and cultural practice. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.
Work independently and collaboratively to develop creative solutions to real world problems and to develop entrepreneurial approaches to implement these solutions. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.4 UC graduates are professional: work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
2.2 UC graduates are global citizens: adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Critically evaluate and apply strategies for cultural leadership and communication across a range of professional and community contexts. 1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
2.2 UC graduates are global citizens: adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Plan, design, and implement creative, professional, or research-based projects. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Futures Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2019 NO NO

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode

Enrolment Numbers

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