Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an ability to engage with and integrate a range of theories, histories, and practices in contemporary arts, cultural development and community practice
  • Understand and employ range of methods and values in arts and community practice including conceptual, artistic, and local forms of knowledge
  • Display the ability for critical discourse through confident critical writing, presentation skills and creative practice
  • Exhibit the capacity to develop and realise a collaborative project in a community context by utilizing analytical skills to engage with diverse stakeholders, sites and social contexts.

Course Description

Note: The Faculty of VCA & MCM has confirmed it will cease offerings in all programs and discontinue operations managed at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships by 31 December, 2016. Please see the Dean’s statement on the closure.

This two-year full-time (or four-year part-time) Masters coursework program in Arts and Community Practice provides an intensive learning experience for artists and practitioners to examine cultural development, art and social practice, and community arts. Students will be immersed in situated collaborative practices, critical debates and creative independent research with faculty supervision. Students will deepen and extend their practices as artists, community workers, policy makers, or creative producers - making international connections, as well as preparing for future research. The course has multiple modes of delivery (classroom, online, and fieldwork) and an elective structure which includes a low-residency option for students based outside of Melbourne.

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