PERF20034 - Arts Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Comprising scholarly, industry and practical approaches to arts production, policy and management, this unit provides you with a professional level of conceptual and practical knowledge and skill in arts management. This unit is designed to introduce you to advanced knowledge about arts management, policy and funding opportunities, as well as skills of relevance to entering arts management positions. As Arts Management continues to be a key employment pathway for many creative industries and creative arts graduates, this unit and the specialisation to which it contributes provides an opportunity for both those with cognate undergraduate qualifications and/or experience, as well as arts managers already working in the field, to gain postgraduate level knowledge, skills and qualifications. This unit and the Arts Management major provide a key way to develop authentic engagement relationships between arts organisations, arts professionals and CQUniversity.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Research Assignment 40%
2. Professional Practice Plans (learning plans) 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Self-reflection
Change assessment due date
In the 2019 offering, the due date of the second assessment task will be changed to better align with other course requirements to improve student time management.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Investigate and review contemporary issues, knowledge, and industry contexts around arts management and policy
  2. Analyse and evaluate the role of a creative arts workers and manager within the creative industries
  3. Operationalise and assess professional skills for working within industry and professional contexts as well as engage with scholarly frameworks
  4. Report on industry patterns, issues, and funding trends.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Research Assignment
2 - Professional Practice Plans (learning plans)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Research Assignment
2 - Professional Practice Plans (learning plans)