Bachelor of Cultural Heritage Conservation - 954AA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline(s):||Discipline of Humanities|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
The Bachelor of Cultural Heritage is a unique course in Australia. The course is about the conservation, care and stewardship of cultural heritage material held in museums, collections and heritage places. Its purpose is to educate and train professional conservators in the required fields of science, arts and management It takes a multi disciplinary approach to the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage materials, artefacts and structures from a worldwide prospect.
Cultural Heritage Conservation is a global profession in high demand. The course aims to produce graduates who have a thorough understanding of the principals and practices involved in the conservation of heritage materials. Students will be taught how to conserve a wide and diverse range of materials, such as paintings, paper, textiles, archaeology, technological objects, sculpture and any other cultural heritage collections found in museums, historic houses and private collections.
The course is designed for students interested in the practical aspects of conservation and wish to pursue a career working with cultural heritage artefacts. The course has three strands - conservation, interpretation and management. These are based in several disciplines from science, the humanities, social sciences, ethics and law.
Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.
Additional Admission Requirements
Access to the collections of respective national cultural institutions may require additional clearances including police checks.
No knowledge is assumed.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Bachelor of Cultural Heritage Conservation (72 credit points)
Required - 66 credit points as follows
- MN0004 Minor in Applied Conservation (Restricted) (12 credit points)
Required Units - Must pass 30 credit points as follows
- 7962 - Cultural Heritage Research Project - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7966 - A Brief History of Civilisation - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8132 - Influence, Belief and Argument - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8172 - Creativity and Critique - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8490 - Conservation Theory and Practice 2 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8491 - Cultural Heritage Field School - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8495 - Practicum 4: Conservation Practical - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8496 - Practicum 5: Conservation Practical - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8499 - Conservation Theory and Practice 3 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8500 - Introduction to Conservation Theory and Practice - 3 cp, Level 1
MJ0139 Major in Conservation Practice (Restricted) (24 credit points)
Restricted Choice - Must pass 24 credit points from the following
- 1516 - Chemistry 1a - 3 cp, Level 1
- 1517 - Chemistry 1b - 3 cp, Level 1
- 6526 - Heritage Preservation - 3 cp, Level 2
- 7952 - Practicum 1: The Museum - 3 cp, Level 1
- 7963 - Ethics and Professional Practice - 3 cp, Level 2
- 7965 - Collections Management - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8043 - Analytical Chemistry - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8497 - Artefacts - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8943 - Heritage Philosophy and Ethics - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8946 - Museums and Collection Management - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8949 - Preventative Conservation - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9478 - Preventative Conservation - 3 cp, Level 1
- Restricted Choice - Must pass 24 credit points from the following
Open Electives - 6 credit points as follows
- Must pass 6 credit points from anywhere in the University.
- Unit Levels: In selecting electives students should note that no more than 30 credit points at Level 1 is permitted for the entire course.
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UC - Canberra, Bruce
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This course is closed to new admissions from semester 1, 2013. Please refer to course 215JA Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Culture.
Seeking to establish an accreditation process with the Australian professional association of conservators, the AICCM - Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials.
The Bachelor of Cultural Heritage Conservation will enable graduates to be considered for employment as a conservator in any museum in the world.
Special Class Delivery Details
The unique structure of the course requires special training for extended periods in Australia's national cultural institutions, under the guidance of master conservators.
Six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
High performing students may be eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) course.
- 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
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