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Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Creative Industries

Combine business and creative industries for careers including entertainment industries producer, events manager, creative entrepreneur or social media marketer.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
9
Selection
rank
82
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Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
409182
CRICOS
059596B

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Complement your creative and entrepreneurial skills with core business knowledge for a competitive professional advantage.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Combine your creative industries major with a major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
  • Develop your creative thinking and innovation, and project management skills.
  • Learn through industry partnerships and networking, and interdisciplinary work.

Highlights

  • Complement your creative and entrepreneurial skills with core business knowledge for a competitive professional advantage.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Combine your creative industries major with a major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
  • Develop your creative thinking and innovation, and project management skills.
  • Learn through industry partnerships and networking, and interdisciplinary work.

Why choose this course?

Equip yourself for an inspiring career in the growth and development of creative industries.

Creative businesses continue to establish themselves worldwide, so not only will you be able to use this degree globally, but your combined skills and knowledge will also enhance your value to traditional as well as creative businesses.

The first degree of its kind, our Bachelor of Creative Industries (BCI) allows you to develop your own creative niche by providing diverse knowledge, creativity and practical skills across a range of selected creative disciplines.

Learn entrepreneurial and digital skills, take on real industry challenges through work integrated learning opportunities and establish links to creative start-ups.

What to expect

You will complete six Bachelor of Creative Industries core units as well as one creative industries major of eight units, and two Creative Industries introductory units. Your business degree component includes eight business core units and eight business major units.

The Bachelor of Business is designed to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills and experiences for success in a broad range of contexts in general and specific fields of business. The course provides students with a strong theoretical and practical underpinning in the key disciplines, functions, principles and practices of business across national and international business environments with depth and specialisation in a discipline. The curriculum is responsive to industry needs, providing students with contemporary knowledge and skills that are highly relevant to industry.

The Creative Enterprise core consists of studio units that offer authentic, problem-based activities, coupled with Work Integrated Learning, skills in entrepreneurship and commercial links that engage in creative start-ups - the perfect complement to your business studies. 

Some of the combinations of business and creative industries include:

  • media and communication and advertising
  • screen content production with marketing
  • creative and professional writing and public relations.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates work in a diverse range of interesting careers, taking on positions such as:

  • entertainment industries producer
  • events manager
  • creative entrepreneur
  • social media marketer
  • entertainment marketing professional.

Career outcomes will depend largely on the choice of major or specialisation undertaken.

Professional recognition

Students may be eligible for membership to a number of professional bodies depending on choice of major and unit selection in their business degree. Find details on professional recognition under the individual majors of the Bachelor of Business (BS05).

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

On successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Business (Honours), Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Philosophy, provided you meet the entry requirements.

Possible careers

  • Administrator
  • Advertising and New Media Professional
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Branding Specialist
  • Campaign Manager
  • Communication Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Creative Writer
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Drama Teacher
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Events and Festivals Coordinator
  • Fashion Marketer
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Information Officer
  • International Business Specialist
  • Internet Professional
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Producer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Music Agent/Manager
  • Music Publisher
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Policy Officer
  • Post-production specialist
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Publicist
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatre Professionals
  • Web Designer

Details and units

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points comprising 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Creative Industries. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

The business component is made up of 96 credit points of Business School core units and 96 credit points of units from a business major. The business majors are accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, public relations. Accountancy students will complete 10 major units and six Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Creative Industries component

The core of the program centres on Creative Enterprise studios that offer authentic, problem-based activities, coupled with work integrated learning, skills in entrepreneurship and commercial links that engage in creative start-ups. Early in your degree, you choose two introductory units to experience your preferred majors. Using this experience, you then decide upon a creative industries major.

You will complete:

  • Core units - 72 credit points
  • Creative Industries introductory units - 24 credit points
  • A Creative Industries major - 96 credit points from one of the specified majors including: Creative and Professional Writing; Media and Communication; Drama and Performance; Entertainment; Fashion Communication; Interactive and Visual Design; Music and Sound; and Screen Content Production.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points comprising 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Creative Industries. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

The business component is made up of 96 credit points of Business School core units and 96 credit points of units from a business major. The business majors are accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, public relations. Accountancy students will complete 10 major units and six Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Creative Industries component

The core of the program centres on Creative Enterprise studios that offer authentic, problem-based activities, coupled with work integrated learning, skills in entrepreneurship and commercial links that engage in creative start-ups. Early in your degree, you choose two introductory units to experience your preferred majors. Using this experience, you then decide upon a creative industries major.

You will complete:

  • Core units - 72 credit points
  • Creative Industries introductory units - 24 credit points
  • A Creative Industries major - 96 credit points from one of the specified majors including: Creative and Professional Writing; Media and Communication; Drama and Performance; Entertainment; Fashion Communication; Interactive and Visual Design; Music and Sound; and Screen Content Production.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

OP 9
Rank 82

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
ID01
QTAC code
409182
CRICOS code
059596B
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

Accountancy, finance, financial planning, economics and marketing majors: 4, SA in Maths A, B or C. We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 97
OP 2
Selection rank 98
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 6
Selection rank 89
OP 6
Selection rank 89
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 79
OP 9
Selection rank 82

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
9
Rank
82
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 21

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

QUT's premier offering for students with outstanding academic achievement.

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Academic performance

Business Academic Excellence Scholarship

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

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