A vibrant and exciting part of our communities, arts and cultural management is a multi-faceted sector both nationally and internationally.

Arts and cultural management encompasses visual arts and crafts, music, dance and the performing arts; government organisations such as museums and galleries; funding agencies; non-profit companies such as symphony orchestras, ballet and opera companies; commercial companies in film and contemporary music; and arts, festivals and events. Opportunities also exist within artist co-operatives and entrepreneurial companies in staging events, touring performances and exhibitions.

The Master of Management (Arts and Cultural Management) is the only qualification of its kind in South Australia, building a solid foundation in management, with expertise enhanced by a specifically designed Arts focus.

Leadership and problem-solving skills will be developed and applied in contexts addressing the complex relationships between government, not-for-profit and private sponsorship of the arts. Developing an advanced understanding of contemporary management theory and how it applies to the various elements of the creative arts and cultural industry, we enable you to succeed as a manager within this vibrant sector.

Take your career to the next level in arts and cultural management.

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Arts and Cultural Management

Jacinta Thompson

Jacinta Thompson

Executive Director, Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre
Graduate Diploma in Management (Arts and Cultural Management)

“I decided that in order to progress my career in Arts Management I needed to gain further qualifications. The Graduate Diploma in Management (Arts and Cultural Management) was continually mentioned as the must-do course if you were wanting to pursue a career in the arts. Many of my colleagues had already completed this course and had secured terrific employment nationally and internationally across the arts sector.”

“Since graduating I have had the opportunity to work with significant arts organisations and festivals nationally and internationally, including Adelaide Festival of Arts, Esplanade Theatre’s Singapore and seven years as Director of the OzAsia Festival—certainly a career highlight. Without my Arts and Cultural Management degree I would not have had the extremely rich and rewarding arts career that I have had to date.”

Beth Shimmin

Beth Shimmin

Management (Arts and Cultural Management)

“I undertook an overseas internship as an elective in my Master of Management (Arts and Cultural Management) degree, enabling me to set myself apart from peers who have never ventured abroad and am better equipped to pursue career opportunities. Travelling to participate in an overseas Internship Program was one of the most enriching, challenging and exciting experiences I have undertaken.”