Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Production

Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Production

POSTGRADUATE

Make and share creative and cultural practices through exploring ethical and entrepreneurial ways of collaborating. 

Student type:
Learning mode:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Part-time 1 year
Fees:

AU$14,400 (2024 total)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Learning mode:
On campus
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Fees:

AU$19,200 (2024 total)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Production introduces you to contemporary issues in the field and builds your local and global capabilities, including:

  • intercultural ways of working with a focus on diversity, access, equity and inclusion
  • interdisciplinary approaches to cultural production in the creative industries
  • engagement methods for new and emerging public spaces including the digital realm
  • awareness and application of critical environmental, cultural, social and economic sustainability issues.

Creative and Cultural Production is a rapidly expanding field within curation, arts management, public and event programming, cultural tourism, urban development, socially engaged art and community partnerships; events, exhibitions, experiences, engagement, education and artworks are some elements that make up these diverse practices.

Why study creative and cultural production at RMIT?

Community connections

RMIT maintains strong connections with contemporary art and cultural production leaders as well as community, education and industry groups.

Practical experience

Undertake industry-partnered learning experiences, applying theoretical concepts through learning activities based on contemporary practice.

Industry input

Course content is informed by consultation with the School of Art’s Industry Advisory Committee and research partners, whose membership is drawn from the arts sector and creative industries.

Unlock your creative potential

The Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Production is designed as professional development and support for career advancement, practice specialisation or career change.

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to: 

  • critically reflect on diverse approaches to cultural production in cultural, community and institutional scenarios, including respectful practices in relation to First Peoples' contexts
  • engage and collaborate respectfully with diverse stakeholders – both locally and globally – to innovate, create and problem-solve in a range of social and cultural contexts
  • apply cultural production knowledge(s) and skills to make ethical and evidence-based decisions, actively challenge assumptions and develop creative solutions
  • employ professional and interpersonal skills, including the creative use of social and digital strategies, to effectively and responsibly negotiate and communicate.

Details

Learning and teaching

To provide flexibility for working professionals and a range of learning experiences and different needs in the sector, the core course is delivered through a blended delivery model. This comprises intensive face-to-face classes as well as seminars, workshops with industry partners and site-based project work supported by online classes, resources, discussions and learning support. Electives are delivered in a variety of modes including blended, online and face to face.

Undertake real world creative and cultural production projects that are active and authentic, learning skills that are immediately applicable in your life and work. This course is designed to produce transformational and personal learning experiences, while building collaborative approaches to the production of creative and cultural forms.

We will provide you with a range of learning resources and course materials, through RMIT’s Learning Management System (Canvas), and will use a range of digital platforms available to you via your student account. You will engage with seminars, studios, workshops and project work, using methods such as collaborative group work, peer review and feedback, case studies, inquiry-based learning, and data analysis. 

Assessment methods

This program includes a range of embedded Career Development Learning and assessment activities aimed at enhancing your knowledge, capabilities and career awareness to prepare for and manage your career throughout your life.

Our courses provide you with supportive pathways to undertaking projects with activities and tasks that are sequenced and supported and mirror those that you will experience in contemporary creative and cultural production. The courses are designed to give you modules of activity that you will undertake individually and collaboratively, as you practice and build towards your assessment tasks.  

Assessment activities include project proposals, written or verbal presentations, critical evaluation, research, reflection and analysis of case studies, and realisation of individual and group projects. Your assessments are designed to provide you with opportunity for feedback from your lecturer and peers to support you with constructive ways that you can develop skills and attributes with a focus on cultural production methods, critical thinking and adaptability.

Learning at RMIT

The types of classes you have will depend on the course you’re studying. Classes are offered in various formats designed to provide meaningful engagement with staff, industry and peers and provide for access and use of spaces where learning can be applied and active, including an array of specialised equipment.

Most RMIT courses do not include passive large-scale classes such as lectures, instead the content traditionally provided in lectures is made available online. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other on-demand learning materials. This content will also support the basis of interactive learning that takes place in on-campus classes.

The RMIT School of Art  has strong connections with contemporary art and cultural production leaders and community, education and industry groups.

This program activates our relationships with industry to develop and deliver partnered learning experiences and to offer professional networking opportunities.

These industry relationships help inform the program’s development, ensuring that program content and student learning outcomes remain closely aligned with the contemporary and urgent needs of future employers.  

Although this program does not include a designated work-integrated learning (WIL) course, we provide industry-partnered learning experiences including practical application of theoretical concepts through learning activities that are based on contemporary industry practices.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

Core courses in the program – OART1105 Cultural Production Project and OART1103 Working in First Peoples Contexts: Creative partnerships and cultural production – are designed to grow practical, ethical and critical skills in cultural safety and intercultural skills, public engagement, collaboration and real-world project partnerships. 

You can further specialise by selecting a course from a range of program options in areas such as working in transnational contexts, curating cultural planning and evaluation, arts management and fieldwork.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Production
Program code: GC213

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Production
City Campus
0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time
GC213
113749D
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time
Plan code
GC213
CRICOS
113749D
Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Production
City Campus
0.5 years full-time
GC213
113749D
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years full-time
Plan code
GC213
CRICOS
113749D

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

Career

This graduate certificate is designed as professional development and support for career advancement, practice specialisation or career change. 

Graduates will be able to pursue diverse career pathways in a variety of creative fields including with: 

  • galleries/museums
  • artist-run initiatives
  • community-based organisations
  • festival and event productions
  • cultural and public programming
  • social enterprises
  • activist networks and collectives
  • non-government organisations (NGOs)
  • local government
  • private and commercial organisations.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have: 

  • successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), or
  • at least 3 years of work experience or professional practice in a related field.

To have your professional experience considered you must submit with your application a CV and a personal statement detailing your experience.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline.

You may also be considered if you do not have an undergraduate degree but have a minimum of 3 years work experience or professional practice in a related field.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

If you are applying on the basis of work experience, you must include with your application:

  • A curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A statement that details your experience.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

You can gain entry to this masters degree from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs, if you meet the entry requirements.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Upon successful completion of this program, you can continue your studies in the MC280 Master of Arts (Arts Management) or MC281 Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) and receive 48 credit points of advanced standing (equivalent to one semester full-time study).

You may also be eligible to undertake further studies in related master's programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements.

You can gain entry into this degree from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs.

Credit may reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant study experience.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and their weightings, and reference to the learning resources such as prescribed textbooks and recommended readings.

Upon successful completion of this degree, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Masters by Research or Doctoral (PhD) program.

Fees

2024 indicative fees

  • Full-fee places: AU$14,400* (2024 total).

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$351 maximum fee for 2024*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment*

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

*Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Defer your payment

This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2024 is $351.  

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

FEE-HELP loans

Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

How does a HELP loan work?

If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.

You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

You may be eligible to apply for income tax deductions for education expenses linked to your employment.

See the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for more information.

This program is approved for income support.

You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.

If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2024 commencement is AU$19,200

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.