Course Information

Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) Honours

Effective from 01-JAN-2019 : Code M28

The course is researched-based and aims to introduce students to the various methodologies associated with the collection, analysis and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative data, focusing specifically on managerial issues within the arts industry. Students are required to complete a series of preparatory units by coursework, followed by a comprehensive supervised dissertation.


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Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply advanced library, database and information literacy, to locate and critically apply information relevant to the design, planning and execution of a research project. (11)
  2. Apply advanced technology literacy, information literacy and numeracy proficiency in the analysis and evaluation of qualitative and/or quantitative research results. (11)
  3. Apply initiative and judgement through the design, planning and execution a research project relevant to arts management, demonstrating some independence in thought and practice. (7,10, e)
  4. Communicate a persuasive explanation of arts management knowledge including a discussion of research results to academic and non-academic audiences. (6,8, d)
  5. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research methods as they apply to arts management. (1, a)
  6. Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively on a research project and apply responsibility and accountability for own learning and continued development. (9,12, e)
  7. Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the theories, principles and concepts of arts management. (1, a)
  8. Demonstrate technical research skills through the design, planning, proposal and use of a research project to address theoretical and/or technical questions relevant to arts management. (5)
  9. Exercise critical thinking and judgement in the analysis and evaluation of arts management research from diverse academic and professional contexts including, Australian and international contexts. (4,8,16, d)
  10. Integrate advanced theoretical and research knowledge to evaluate complex problems in arts management and provide innovative and sustainable solutions inclusive of cross culturally and globally relevant perspectives. (3,13,14,15,16, c,f)
  11. Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise advanced knowledge in arts management with intellectual independence. (2, b)

Admission requirements

  • Students will only be admitted to Honours where the specified weighted average mark is achieved in preceding studies.

Course Specific Admission Requirements

All applicants are required to have completed the Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) program with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 per cent or higher.

Portfolio pathway applications are not accepted for this course.

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 1 Year

Course Delivery

Joondalup Mount Lawley South West (Bunbury) Online
Full Time

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Helen Kathryn RUSAK

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CCA5101Research Preparation20
CCA5102Literature Review20
CCA5103Seminar Series20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ADM4211Arts Management Honours Thesis 120
ADM4212Arts Management Honours Thesis 220
ADM4213Arts Management Honours Thesis 320

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.