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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Peter Murphy


In this unit students consider the management of arts organizations. Specific themes include the resourcing, facilities, funding, budgets, personnel, human resource management, decision-making, authority, status, intellectual property, bargaining patterns and institutional culture of creative, arts, and cultural organizations.


On the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of the general principles of arts management.
  2. An understanding of the relation between creative endeavor and management controls.
  3. An enhanced capacity to analyze high-level management problems in creative, arts or cultural organizations.
  4. An ability to explain and analyze course concepts and debates in written and oral forms, and to engage at a high level of independent research.


Essay 1 (Theory and debates) (4000 words): 40%
Essay 2 (Case study) (5000 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Elizabeth Paton

Contact hours

One 2- hour seminar per week


Completion of Bachelor of Arts or equivalent