Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving

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What is this course about?

CSU's Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving is designed to prepare graduates for professional work in the audiovisual archiving industry or related areas.

About the course

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to:

  • appreciate the history, philosophy and ethics of audiovisual archiving
  • describe the structures, strategies and skills by which audiovisual management activities are pursued
  • recognise why audiovisual objects deteriorate and be able to implement appropriate preservation and storage methods to minimise this deterioration
  • understand the principles and practices underlying collection development, collection management and access within the audiovisual environment, particularly as they relate to audiovisual archives.

This course was designed in consultation with The National Film and Sound Archive.

Students must have regular access to the internet to access the learning material available online and to participate in online discussions.

Academic expectations

For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

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