Arts and Event Management

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit:

The arts are an exciting, rewarding and, potentially, very lucrative place to work, yet it is an extremely competitive field. More than ever, people are vying to enter the arts in an administrative capacity, and so only the most committed, prepared and skilled entrants succeed.

Griffith University’s Arts and Event Management unit has been developed with this in mind. Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, it focuses both on the huge variety of practical skills required of a successful arts manager, such as financial planning, business strategy, marketing and networking, while also mapping out the key issues related to the arts sector like funding, sponsorship, current trends and more. In this way, students emerge from this online unit with a complete understanding of the field they are about to enter.

Eligibility:

Anyone can apply.

Areas of Study

In this Arts and Event Management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • What is arts management?
  • The structure of arts organisations
  • Working with boards
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing an event
  • Developing budgets and business plans
  • Income generation
  • Performance measurement in the arts

Course Pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but content may be relevant to a number of courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

By studying how the arts operate and how events are organised and executed, you will be given real practical knowledge that you can put to use in the pursuit of careers in these fields. This is perfect for those looking to enter cultural planning jobs or any sort of administrative role in the creative arena.

Much of the course is focused on the practical work that needs to be done to allow the arts to flourish, from sound financial planning to seeking out sponsorship to applying for financial assistance, marketing strategies, press relations and more. This is the key behind the scenes work that artists and performers require to succeed, and this unit teaches you how to provide it.

Succeeding in this postgraduate unit shows contacts and potential employers in the arts industry that you are both serious regarding your career and knowledgeable about how the business works. It is, therefore, an invaluable asset to anybody wishing to manage and administer in the fields of art, music, film, theatre or any other creative sector.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Arts and Event Management from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial Assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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