Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies

Deakin University

In this program students will learn how to identify, conserve and interpret objects and collections in museums and galleries and the role of museums within society. Today's museums are evolving. They're designed to be much more accessible and, as such, are attracting more diverse audiences every day. Innovation and new technologies are pushing the contemporary museum to think outside the box and to engage with audiences in new ways. The Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies is designed to provide students with the range of hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge required to work in all kinds of museums. Some of the areas students will study include heritage interpretation, collections and curatorship, cataloguing and documentation, and the ethical and legal implications of moving, acquiring or disposing of an object or collection. Students will also look at the role and function of exhibitions including budgets, planning, policy and audience involvement. As part of their studies students can undertake an internship or practical placements in Australia or internationally, usually in professionally-staffed museum or heritage organisations. Internships and practical placements involve working on one or more projects, as agreed with the host institution. Students will be required to spend a minimum of 10 working days on the placement. This can be undertaken full-time (e.g. over a minimum of two weeks) or on a part-time basis

Course Fee:

Australian: $20,600
International: $26,800

Entry Requirements:

Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) from an approved institution or extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course Selection Team

Structure:

8 credit points of study comprising: 4 credit points of core; and 4 credit points of electives from a specified list

Subjects you can Study:

Museum studies

Study Pathways:

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with University policy. Alternative exit A529

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Museum Curator,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood No info Yes Online 1 year
Burwood No info Yes Full time 1 year
Burwood No info Yes Part time 2 years

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