It introduces students to the integrated skills and knowledge required to contribute to the burgeoning fields of urban and cultural heritage, and is suitable for students from a range of academic backgrounds and cultures. The interpretation, management and conservation of urban and cultural heritage is increasingly a matter of urgency and significance for global cities and communities. Challenges for heritage professionals include the pressures of rapid urbanization; issues of economic and environmental sustainability; and social change. Taking an international perspective on the heritage of buildings, cities and landscapes, the program will explore key heritage issues from around the world, with a particular focus on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
The core subjects in the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage examine contemporary and theoretical approaches to heritage policy, regulation and practice; new approaches to digital technologies and heritage; issues of heritage significance within historical and cross-cultural contexts; cultural heritage and its social and economic imp
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue the course successfully using the following criteria:
a cognate masters coursework degree with a weighted average of at least H3 (65%) in the final two years; OR
a cognate four-year undergraduate degree (with honours); OR
a three year cognate undergraduate degree with a weighted average of at least H3 (65%) in the final two years PLUS at least two years of relevant professional experience.
Cognate areas include architecture, history, art history, landscape architecture, policy studies, cultural studies, urban planning, interior design or equivalent.
2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and may call for referee reports or employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
The Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage comprises 100 pts, with 50 points of Core subjects, and 50 points of Electives, with suggested pathways in the electives.
Elective Subjects and Streams
Electives Indicative only. Each specialization offers the additional potential for students to choose a research-based route. Students may choose to specialize in the following streams:
History / Theory Criticism
Twenty-first Century Architecture
Representing and Remembering Place
Crisis & Complexity: 1950s Architecture
Spatial and Political Architectures of Asia
Culture of Building
History of Landscape Architecture
Practice and Technology
Architectural Conservation in East Asia
Conservation of Materials
Communicating the Arts
Craft in Traditional Asian Architecture
Cultural Festivals and Special Events
Communicating the Arts
Professionals in the field will contribute to the program, both as involved in specialist teaching and also as hosts for the Heritage Internship program.
Professional Development/Professional Education
Nested qualifications/exit points
Specialist study is available which will appeal to those looking for professional upgrade. These awards are:
» Specialist Certificate in Urban and Cultural Heritage (25 credit points of core subjects)
» Graduate Certificate in Urban and Cultural Heritage (50 credit points of core subjects)
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