Master of Arts - Arts Administration/Master of Museum and Heritage Studies, joint with Indiana University

A two year graduate degree offered by the ANU and Indiana University
The Master of Museum and Heritage Studies at ANU provides the unique opportunity to articulate with the Indiana University (IU) to complete a double degree with the Master of Arts—Arts Administration. These degrees draw on strong connections with cultural and collecting institutions in Australia and the United States. The double degree aims to prepare you for an innovative career in both Museum Curatorial practice (ANU) and Arts Administration (IU).
At the ANU, students will learn traditional curatorship and collections management, while also being introduced to new areas impacting on national and international cultural policy such as social inclusion, citizenship and community engagement, social activism and museums, Indigenous curation and collection, and innovative visitor and audience studies.
At IU, students will gain the management and policy knowledge, and the skills needed to become an effective arts leader in the public and nonprofit sectors. Students will be introduced to a range of core skills in the areas of management, audience development, finance, public policy, and fundraising, as well as a thorough understanding of the arts and cultural sector.

Master of Arts - Arts Administration/Master of Museum and Heritage

Career opportunities

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
  • Analyse, research, reflect on and synthesise complex approaches to museums and collecting agencies and their relationships to societies
  • Evaluate significant debates, problems, controversies,concepts and theories pertinent to museums and collections
  • Develop critical engagement with, and a working knowledge of, museums and collecting agencies, and
  • Communicate and interpret knowledge and ideas to general and specialists museum audiences.


Cognate disciplines: Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Creative Arts, English, Environmental History, Environmental Management, Fine Arts, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Visual Arts

Admission requirements

  1. A cognate Bachelor with an average mark of at least 65% or international equivalent (for ANU students), or completion of 30 SPEA credits towards the Master of Arts—Arts administration (for SPEA students) as listed in the award rules for this degree.
  2. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
  3. Credit for prior study at AQF levels 7 and 8 is not available towards this program.
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