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

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The Master of Museum and Heritage Studies at ANU provides the unique opportunity to articulate with Indiana University (IU)’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) 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.

^Times Higher Education - Global University Employability Ranking 2021

Career options

Master of Arts - Arts Administration/Master of Museum and Heritage Studies will advance your career as a practising artist, teacher, or administrator, or open up opportunities for working in museums, galleries, libraries, archives, curation, collection management, tourism, national trusts, the public sector and private enterprise.

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