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Arts Management

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Notable alumni

You may notice some outstanding alumni from this course include:

  • Carolyn Chard AM

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

The three year, full-time Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) degree has strong links with industry and students undertake internships at organisations of their choice as a part of their coursework. Students regularly receive invitations for local work experience from companies such as WA Ballet, Perth Festival, Art Gallery of WA, Perth International Jazz Festival, Perth Comedy Festival and Fringe World, to name a few. The value for students is in building their networks and resumés during the course.

In their final year, students undertake a 10-week internship in an arts organisation of their choice, either local, national or international. Examples include Opera Australia, Sydney Festival, Sydney Theatre Company, Brisbane Powerhouse, Australian Dance Theatre, Melbourne Music Week, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival (Sydney), Austin Film Festival (Texas), San Francisco Ballet, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore), Lincoln Center (New York), Druid Theatre Company (Ireland), Gordon Frost Musical Producers, record companies and comedy festivals. Many take on permanent positions with their secondment companies.

WAAPA Arts Management graduates hold senior management and marketing positions at prestigious arts and entertainment organisations and businesses throughout the world.

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


The course coordinator for Arts Management is Dr Helen Rusak.

If you would like to view other staff in the Production and Design department, please visit the WAAPA Staff listing web page.

More information

For further enquiries please contact Student Recruitment on 134 328, or for calls outside Australia, (61 8) 6304 0000.

If you would like to know more about WAAPA courses, please visit the WAAPA Study areas web page.

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