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Join us and build your knowledge and experience in the cultural planning and evaluation skills essential to your career in arts and culture.

Based on CDN’s internationally recognised planning framework, you will acquire skills to create cultural plans essential to any arts organisation or local council role.

CDN has partnered with The School of Art at RMIT University to bring this course to you. It is available as a stand-alone unit or as an elective within the Master of Arts Management.

The Essentials

Enrolment Dates:
1 May – 14 July

Semester Dates:
17 July – 12 November


Course content

The course will build your capacity for effective cultural planning and improve outcomes for cultural events and programs.

You will learn an evidence-based and outcomes-focussed approach to planning designed to be consistent with and integrate within any organisation’s planning activity. In addition, you will develop essential evaluation skills that can be applied to any cultural process.

By the end of the course, you will develop a draft cultural plan and evaluation model.

How does it work?

The online course runs for 10 weeks over a 12-week semester.

Each week there is a 3-hour online session plus an additional 1-hour drop-in session to ask questions.

We suggest a minimum of 4 additional hours per week to complete course readings and complete assessment tasks.

Each assessment task aggregates towards your final cultural plan submission, building the plan as you study.

How to apply:

Submit the completed application form and any additional documents to RMIT( RMIT will contact you to guide you through the enrolment process.

Course name:
Cultural Planning and Evaluation

Course code:

What do I leave with?

Upon completion, you will leave with an RMIT University academic transcript.

More information?

Please contact us to discuss the course and learn how it will give your career that essential advantage.