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Arts and Cultural Management

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Notable alumni

  • Carolyn Chard AM (Executive Director, West Australian Opera)
  • Annelies Crowe (Associate Producer at Michael Cassel Group)
  • Christina Erskine (General Manager Marketing, Sydney Opera House)
  • Hilary McKenna (Artistic Administrator, West Australian Ballet)
  • Natalie Oakes (Production Coordinator, We Are The Fair, London)
  • James Robertson (Director, Marketing and Sales Australia, Disney Theatrical Group)

WAAPA’s Arts and Cultural Management graduates are versatile employees who are industry ready for exciting and challenging careers in the arts and entertainment industries.

The three year, full-time Bachelor of Arts (Arts and Cultural Management) degree provides practical business skills for the arts. Students study all aspects of arts management, from communications, marketing, law, finance, project management and production to arts criticism, cultural policy, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Regular engagement with industry professionals offers intensive learning and networking opportunities, while internships in local, national and international arts companies provide real-world experience. WAAPA’s strong links with the arts industry allows final-year students to undertake 10-week internships as part of their coursework.

Graduates possess management and human resources skills, business acumen, the ability to communicate in a professional environment and to work effectively in teams, critical appraisal skills, a cross-cultural and international outlook, and a broad knowledge of the arts industry.

The course has a strong track record of successful employment outcomes for its graduates, who can be found in senior management and marketing positions at prestigious arts and entertainment organisations throughout the world. In addition, the business skills developed in the course are transferrable to many other industries such as public relations, marketing, travel, social enterprise, film, television and broadcasting, to name a few.

Courses offered in this discipline

These course pages detail entry requirements, fee and interview information. You can also apply from these pages.

Audition and interview documents

Other courses that might interest you

To find out more about WAAPA courses, please visit the WAAPA Study areas web page.

More information

The Acting Course Coordinator for Arts and Cultural Management is Associate Professor Jonathan McIntosh.

To view all Production and Design staff, please visit the WAAPA Staff listing web page.

For further enquiries, please email Future Students on 134 328, or for calls outside Australia, (61 8) 6304 0000.

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