Museum Studies and related courses around the country

CAN has put together a list of Museum Studies and Art Curatorship courses as a guide for anyone interested in studying in 2009 or 2010. In addition, ICOM and Educaedu are extremely useful international course directories. CAN hosts links to many of the university museums. These institutions often have wonderful art and natural history collections which may influence where you enrol.

Please leave a comment at the end of this post about any further education experiences you have had in museum studies, heritage, art curatorship and librarianship.

University of Sydney offers postgraduate coursework and research degrees in Museum Studies and Art Curatorship.
University of NSW offers an undergraduate degree in Museum Studies: Exhibitions, Collections and Material Culture.
University of Western Sydney offers a Bachelor of Art History and Cinema Studies.
Macquarie University offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Museum Studies.
University of Melbourne offers postgraduate study in Art Curatorship.
Deakin University offers postgraduate studies in Cultural Heritage.
Curtin University of Technology offers postgraduate Cultural Heritage Studies.
University of Canberra offers a Bachelor of Applied Science and Cultural Heritage Studies.
Australian National University offers postgraduate Sustainable Heritage Development Programs.
Charles Sturt University offers masters courses in Family and Community History and Interpretive Writing.
Flinders University offers archaelogy and applied history and heritage studies.
Charles Darwin University offers Library / Information Services.
Edith Cowan University offers the Certificate in Museum Studies and weekend workshops in Museum Practice in relation to its Museum of Childhood.
Griffith University offers research studies in the arts, languages and criminology.
Queensland University of Technology offers undergraduate and postgraduate interdisciplinary courses in Creative Industries.
University of Southern Queensland offers a graduate diploma in arts management by distance learning.
University of Queensland has a postgraduate program in Museum Studies.

Sarah Rhodes

6 Responses to “Museum Studies and related courses around the country”

  1. Ann Baillie Says:

    Hi Sarah
    You seem to have left all Queensland opportunities out of your list including courses at Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Southern Queensland and University of Queensland.
    Our website has a 2008/2009 listing of postgraduate opportunities for further education in museum studies see
    It would be appreciated if you would please update your blog with this information.
    Ann Baillie
    Manager Training & Professional Development
    Museum & Gallery Services Qld

  2. sarah Says:

    Hi Ann

    I have updated the directory with Queensland’s courses. Very remiss of me. I sincerely apologise.
    Thank you for pointing it out.

    Best wishes


  3. LindaB Says:

    Hi Sarah

    The Deakin Link appears to point to Macquarie University. Which is a nice university, but I was looking for Deakin. :(



  4. Linda Young Says:

    Thanks for the list. Herewith a small clarification:

    The ‘University of Deakin’ is usually known as Deakin University. The link works correctly now, thankyou Linda B.

  5. fen Says:

    The ANU also has an established Art History and Curatorship specialisation at undergraduate and graduate levels. Fourth-year and graduate students have the option of doing an internship over two semesters. Would you be able to add these links to your list? Thanks.;overview.html;overview.html;overview.html

  6. jane Says:

    I am interested in the museum collection courses and art curatorship but is there anyone offering a certificate course or merely a hobby type course as a starting point ?

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