Graduate Diploma in Curatorial and Museum Studies

Step up in the world of culture

The way our cultural institutions collect and exhibit art, artefacts, technologies and other material culture helps to shape the way society sees itself. Learning how to work with such collections underpins a wide variety of careers in the global cultural and heritage sectors.

Our Graduate Diploma in Curatorial and Museum Studies is part of the only specialist degree suite in South Australia designed to provide you with this unique capability.

What will you do?

Delivered in cooperation with the South Australian Museum and many other cultural organisations, the degree will enable you to.

· build skills in collection and exhibition development, and museum and gallery management
· explore issues of cultural ownership and conservation, and Australian Indigenous and global heritage
· enjoy access to Adelaide’s world-class cultural institutions, through site visits and guest lectures
· utilise emerging technologies, including virtual reality, to develop next-generation skills in digital literacy and creative innovation.

Where could it take you?

You might play a senior role with a living arts festival. You could help plan engaging exhibitions in a science centre, or zoo. Perhaps you’ll go on to complete our Master of Curatorial and Museum Studies.

  • Be career ready in this specialist field
  • Access to world-class cultural institutions
  • Strong links to industry experts

Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3GD127
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.

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    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2023
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    International students N/A N/A
    All students 7 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Potential careers

Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Marketing Officer, Archivist, Art Gallery Education Officer, Art Historian, Arts Educator, Asset Manager, Multimedia / Web Designer, Museum Education Officer, Museum Technician, Presenter, Curator, Digital Content Creator, Education Coordinator, Education Officer, Electronic Publisher, Social Media Influencer, Social Media Manager, Social Media Strategist, Feature Writer, Historian, ...

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Last updated: Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023