ARTH 5206 - Art Museum Internship
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ARTH 5206 Course Art Museum Internship Coordinating Unit History Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Prerequisites Pass in 3 ARTH courses Restrictions Available to ProCertArtHist, GradCertArtHist, GradDipArtHist, MA(StArtHist) & MA(Cur&MuseumSt) students only Quota A quota may apply Course Description Interns will be exposed to a broad experience of the life of the Art Gallery of South Australia, or some other appropriate museum or organisation, working not only in the curatorial department but as far as possible in the areas of public programs, marketing and public relations, sponsorship and registration. The exact program will depend upon the time of year and the specific needs and commitments of the participating staff.
Course Coordinator: Professor Catherine Speck
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesThe intership aims to:
1 broaden students skills expertise and experience in museum and gallery work
2 enable students to explore how a specific area of musuem operates (for instance the curatorial department) and see how such activities fits into the larger institutional infrastracture
3 develop in students a critical understanding and awareness of museum and gallery culture
4 develop specific skills in students including collection-based research, cataloguing, researching artists and their work for forthoming exhibitions, writing captions and wall text panels, becoming familiar with conservation issues, planning an exhibition hang, developing a marketing campaign and developing skills in exhibition management
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2-4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3,4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1-4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-4 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 2,4 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 3
Required Resourcesto be advised
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesActive participation in 20 day internship in a gallery or museum setting - it may involve some or all of research, problem solving, cataloguing, object analysis, report writing
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.6 unit courses in HUMSS are designed on the assumption that all learning and assessment activities such as reading, online tutorials, preparatory work for seminars etc will require approximately 312 hours over the course of the semester
Learning Activities SummaryInterns are exposed to a broad experience of the life of the Art Gallery of South Australia and other galleries and museums. Student placements include working in the curatorial section of an art gallery in collection-based research and exhibition development; and public programs including education, marketing and public relations.
The exact nature of the internship depends on the time of the year and the specific needs and commitments of the gallery or museum staff involved.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummarySatisfactory completion of a 20 day placement, either in one block or over the course of a semester, on a negotiated project
- the keeping of a daily journal detailing the day's activites etc.
- satisfactory completion of an intership report by the student intern
- a satisfactory report by the supervisor
Assessment DetailSatisfactory completion of 20 days of internship.
Satisfactory completion of 4-6 page internship report.
SubmissionAssignments to be submitted in hard copy to the History and Politics School Office.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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