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Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Futures - ARC101

Course Code: ARC101
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 880605
CRICOS Code: 096398A
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Secure a creative future in the cultural sector

Take advantage of Canberra’s major cultural institutions and vibrant creative community. This interdisciplinary course will introduce you to key issues in the rapidly changing cultural sector, including concepts of impact, access, audiences, leadership and innovation. Teaching is enriched through close links with the creative and cultural industries, and the Faculty’s internationally recognised Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. The cultural sector faces many challenges, from the impact of new technology to changes in funding models and by studying this course, you will be inspired to lead, adapt and innovate at all stages of your career.

You will develop expertise and industry knowledge which will help you build a sustainable career in whichever area you choose, such as community arts, creative writing, film production, digital arts, cultural policy and planning, heritage and conservation, or the galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records (GLAMR) sector. Progression from this course to the Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures and the Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures is available by enrolling in additional units.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Futures at UC and you will:

  • reflect on contemporary issues for the cultural and creative sectors
  • 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 to develop entrepreneurial approaches to implement these solutions
  • evaluate and apply strategies for cultural leadership and communication across a range of professional and community contexts.

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. If you are already employed in the sector, you will be encouraged to use your past experiences to reflect on current industry practice, problems and issues. 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. If you wish to access them, there will also be opportunities to partake in overseas study and international field trips during your time at UC.

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 Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures, and Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures courses. Students who have completed this course may apply and receive credit for units within the Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures.

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
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2022 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
Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Futures GradCertCreative&CultFutures

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

      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.

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
2020 $22,300 $32,900

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.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 on 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.
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.
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.

Course Duration

One semester full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.

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

Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

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