Arts and Cultural Policy

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

This online unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University gives students a thorough understanding of what we mean by arts and culture, while also offering the valuable opportunity to analyse how the government acts within the arts and cultural sector.

With an emphasis on how policies are developed, students will also explore how the arts and certain aspects of society, such as the economy, are interlinked, gaining a greater understanding of how these sectors fit within the bigger picture.

The Arts and Cultural Policy unit looks at multiple levels of government intervention, from local to state and federal, and compares the Australian model with international equivalents. Over the course of the program, students will also be introduced to industry and economic issues, discussing how these impact the arts, while also examining the effects on arts and cultural practice that performance measurements might have.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Arts and Cultural Policy unit, the topics you will study include:

  • What we understand by arts and culture
  • The arts and cultural sector
  • Role of government re: the arts in Australia at national level
  • Cultural policy and planning models nationally
  • Cultural policy and planning models internationally
  • Arts, economics and industry

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?

This unit has the potential to be useful to those seeking employment in a number of different industries. If you are an artist yourself for example, the knowledge that the course imparts is particularly invaluable, as you will gain a thorough understanding of how policies are developed and the effects of wider issues within society on the arts.

You might also want to develop arts and culture within your community without being an artist yourself, in which case the course is similarly helpful in giving you the background knowledge you need. If you are seeking a career in government and hope to focus on the arts and cultural sector, this unit will provide you with the understanding and experience needed to pursue such a position.

With an exploration of how policies are developed and the role of government intervention in the arts, as well as an international comparison of how cultural policy and planning models differ around the world, this unit will set you up with the knowledge you need to succeed.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Arts and Cultural Policy 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 may be 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 a government FEE-HELP loan, 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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