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- Learn the business, legal and creative skills needed for work in television, music, entertainment events, games, radio, marketing, sports media, theme park or movie industries.
- Graduates work as producers, researchers, online producers, publishers, agents or promoters within the growing entertainment industry.
- Gain experience and contacts in your industry through professional industry placements and projects.
- Choose independent study options where you can design and implement creative work.
|QTAC course code||421152|
|QUT course code||KK35|
|Course duration||3 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
You’re part of a new generation, ready for the challenge of leadership in the evolving and rapidly growing entertainment industry. Creativity and innovation are your best qualities, combined with your ability to build partnerships and collaborate. Producing entertainment is your dream and you want to deliver a superior entertainment experience for audiences. Accordingly, you aspire to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in creativity, business and law. You’re ready to start a career in the exciting and thriving global entertainment industry.
Entertainment has never been more important. The entertainment industry is diverse and incorporates live performances, tourism events, sport, online gaming, film, television, videos and radio productions. And while digital entertainment is increasing rapidly, non-digital entertainment will account for two thirds of the total global spending on entertainment in 2014. Producers of entertainment are not only focused on engaging existing audiences but also new audiences of the future.
Why choose this course?
The Bachelor of Entertainment Industries, commencing in 2012, will train you to work as an entertainment producer where you will originate, design and run entertainment projects. The entertainment industry is a thriving and growing industry in Brisbane, Australia and overseas. The entertainment industry is a recession-proof industry, projected to grow to $2.1 trillion by 2015.
This new course was designed in close collaboration with the entertainment industry. Strong industry involvement in the development and ongoing delivery of the course ensures you will benefit from practical experiences, original and engaging learning exercises and direct contact with entertainment producers. Currently, our industry partners include Nova radio in Brisbane, Warner Bros. Movie World theme park and the Ekka.
You will gain unique skills and knowledge from the combination of expertise in creative industries, business and law. Further, you will have the opportunity to supplement your studies in entertainment and gain additional career advantage by choosing a second major from the 12 specialised majors available in the Creative Industries Faculty. Together, this diverse range of experience will prepare you for the business side of producing entertainment in the modern world.
Graduates may work as producers, researchers, online producers, publishers, agents or promoters within the growing entertainment industry. The industry is diverse and includes entertainment in the context of tourism events, large-scale performances, radio programming and theme parks to name a few. You will be employed by an organisation that produces entertainment or become self-employed in generating new forms of entertainment for the future.
You will meet real-life entertainment producers and be introduced to their work as well as visit entertainment companies. Learning how entertainment works and how to identify the key characteristics of successful entertainment will be included in your studies. An investigation of how entertainment circulates globally will complement an analysis of global entertainment genres like soap operas and theme parks, and specific places like Hollywood, Bollywood, and South Korean gaming. You will be introduced to the business, creative and legal sides of working as an entertainment producer.
You will learn how to sell your entertainment products, through marketing concepts including segmentation and management information systems, and explore marketing specialisations such as services marketing, e-marketing, and strategic marketing. You will also meet lawyers who work in entertainment and be introduced to how the legal system affects entertainment production. Working with entertainment producers in order to learn how to balance business and creativity, and design proposals for entertainment projects is included in second year.
You will make contact with entertainment companies operating in Brisbane and map the sector of potential employers as well as learning how to manage an entertainment project. Your studies in entertainment marketing will be extended and you will gain a thorough understanding of how marketing works in the various entertainment sectors. As you prepare to go out into the real world you will learn about entertainment law and legal issues including copyright, intellectual property, and contract law. By the time you graduate you will also have undertaken at least one industry placement or project as part of your studies, which will ensure you graduate with professional experience and network contacts.
Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: CSP $3,900 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: CSP $4,000 (indicative) per Semester (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Entertainment Industries
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (421152) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.