Cultural Materials Conservation Recommended Pathway
In summary the recommended pathway for a professional qualification in cultural materials conservation requires completion of the following subjects:
* indicates part-time pathway
Year 1, Semester 1
- *CUMC 40001 Conservation Professional Practices
- *CUMC 40003 Introduction to Materials and Techniques
- CUMC 40008 Conservation Materials Chemistry
- CUMC 40007 Technical Examination and Documentation
Year 1, Semester 2 (mid-year enrolment available part-time only)
- *CUMC 40002 RESPECT
- *CUMC 40004 Preventive Conservation
- CUMC 40005 Conservation Assessment and Treatment 1
- CUMC 40006 Analytical Chemistry In Conservation
Year 2, Semester 1
- CUMC 90005 Conservation Assessment and Treatment 2 (a double unit)
- CUMC 90004 Materials and Techniques of Artefacts
- CUMC 90007 Conservation Minor Thesis (year long, taken over two consecutive semesters)
- CUMC 90003 Conservation Intensive (winter semester)
- CUMC 90006 Conservation Internship (semester 1 or semester 2)
As places in the coursework program are limited, final selection for places will be based on merit and the capacity of the student to complete the program. It is in your interests to apply by, or before the due date, and to include with your formal application a cover letter outlining your interest, knowledge and experience in conservation, your preferred area of conservation specialisation (objects, paper, paintings), a CV and a statement advising whether or not you believe you have normal colour vision and manual dexterity. You will not be excluded from entry to the program on the basis of these statements, however if you do not have 'normal' levels of these physical abilities we ask you to contact the course coordinator in advance of your application to discuss what/if any assistance you will need to complete the course and to practice in the field.
FEE HELP, a loans scheme for Australian students enrolled in graduate coursework programs applies, although you would need to investigate this with regard to your own personal circumstances. You can follow a link from the Melbourne University website or go directly to the government Going to Uni website.
The Masters course is approved for Austudy.