School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Managing Arts Organisations
  • Unit Code

    ADM1415
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Helen Kathryn RUSAK

Description

This unit provides coverage of the understanding, attitudes and skills required to effectively manage various types of arts organisations and a constantly changing work environment. The major managerial functions of planning, leading, organizing and controlling are investigated and applied to arts organisations with the aim of identifying appropriate systems that support creative output and ensure organisational sustainability. Students will apply and develop team management skills through a campus practicum.

Prerequisite Rule

For COURSE_CODE NOT IN Y20 Do
Permission required
Otherwise
true

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded ADM2201, ADM2415

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Describe the main features of the management functions by analysing specific organisations.
  2. Devise appropriate managerial actions contingent on the specific organisational situation.
  3. Express written and verbal ideas and concepts clearly and confidently.
  4. Identify and report on techniques from general management practice that can be effectively applied to an arts organisation.
  5. Use concepts covered to determine managerial approaches that support creativity.

Unit Content

  1. Appropriate arts company structures including governance issues and the role of boards.
  2. Arts company managerial requirements.
  3. Campus practicum skill training.
  4. Development of language skills in the role of management.
  5. Management approaches that support creativity.
  6. Management functions and current management practices.
  7. Specific concepts and techniques within functions that enhance effective arts company management.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, seminars and Front of House management of WAAPA productions.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayWritten presentation25%
PresentationGroup written and verbal presentation25%
ExaminationFinal Examination25%
Practicum ^WAAPA Front of House and learning journal25%

^ Mandatory to Pass

Core Reading(s)

  • Byrnes, W. J. (2014). Management and the Arts. (5th ed.). New York and London: Focal Press.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Managing Arts Organisations
  • Unit Code

    ADM1415
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Helen Kathryn RUSAK

Description

This unit provides coverage of the understanding, attitudes and skills required to effectively manage various types of arts organisations and a constantly changing work environment. The major managerial functions of planning, leading, organizing and controlling are investigated and applied to arts organisations with the aim of identifying appropriate systems that support creative output and ensure organisational sustainability. Students will apply and develop team management skills through a campus practicum.

Prerequisite Rule

For COURSE_CODE NOT IN Y20 Do
Permission required
Otherwise
true

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded ADM2201, ADM2415

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Describe the main features of the management functions by analysing specific organisations.
  2. Devise appropriate managerial actions contingent on the specific organisational situation.
  3. Express written and verbal ideas and concepts clearly and confidently.
  4. Identify and report on techniques from general management practice that can be effectively applied to an arts organisation.
  5. Use concepts covered to determine managerial approaches that support creativity.

Unit Content

  1. Appropriate arts company structures including governance issues and the role of boards.
  2. Arts company managerial requirements.
  3. Campus practicum skill training.
  4. Development of language skills in the role of management.
  5. Management approaches that support creativity.
  6. Management functions and current management practices.
  7. Specific concepts and techniques within functions that enhance effective arts company management.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, seminars and Front of House management of WAAPA productions.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayWritten presentation25%
PresentationGroup written and verbal presentation25%
ExaminationFinal Examination25%
Practicum ^WAAPA Front of House and learning journal25%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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