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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Peter Murphy


Previously coded MCA4010


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