Highlights

  • Graduate with advanced creative skills in drama and highly developed business knowledge.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Fine Arts (Drama) is the most comprehensive undergraduate drama program in Queensland.
  • Study a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.

Highlights

  • Graduate with advanced creative skills in drama and highly developed business knowledge.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Fine Arts (Drama) is the most comprehensive undergraduate drama program in Queensland.
  • Study a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.

Why choose this course?

This combined degree opens up a wide range of creative and business careers.  You will graduate not only with advanced technical and creative skills, but also with highly developed business knowledge.

If you are interested in a career that extends your performing arts knowledge into arts marketing and management, advertsing and public relations or in stage management this course is for you. 

Previous graduates have had a dynamic impact on the development of the Australian creative industries sector, and our most recent graduates are at the heart of the exciting growth in the independent theatre sector in Australia. 

Learn from the best

You will be taught by a range of industry professionals whose expertise and passion will inspire and guide you, and who in future years may become your mentors and colleagues. You will collaborate with talented students, and the creative relationships you develop will establish the professional networks you will be drawing on throughout your career.

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What to expect

Immerse yourself in the fine arts major with up to 16 discipline units and gain in-depth knowledge in your specialisation.  Develop business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.  Your business degree component comprises eight business core units and eight business major units.

Flexible delivery

The flexible nature of the course means you can combine creative experiences in performance making with theoretical studies. This will allow you to get the most from classroom learning as you connect with contemporary performance both nationally and globally.  You will also develop business skills across a broad range of majors to ensure your degree is tailored to you.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

As a multiskilled graduate you will seek to complement your artistic career with paid employment in related areas. Graduates work as event coordinators, festival organisers and administrators. Some establish companies with other graduates to create work for the independent theatre sector. Graduates have established successful careers as playwrights, artistic directors, directors and designers or performers working across a variety of genres including physical theatre or music. 

Combined with skilled honed in your business degree you w will enter an industry which has an established network of QUT graduates currently working in positions around the world, including:

  • public relations consultant/manager
  • communications adviser
  • corporate relations executive
  • media adviser or press secretary
  • media and communications officer or manager
  • stakeholder relations adviser or manager
  • publicist
  • community relations officer
  • corporate affairs manager

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. Details on professional recognition can be found under the individual majors of the Bachelor of Business (BS05).

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Possible careers

  • Academic
  • Account Executive
  • Actor
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Art Director
  • Arts Administrator
  • Events and Festivals Coordinator
  • Manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatre Lighting
  • Theatre Professionals

Details and units

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Fine Arts. 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, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing and public relations. Accountancy students will complete 10 major units and six Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Fine arts component

You will complete two common units (24 credit points) and a fine arts major (168 credit points) in drama.

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 either degree 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, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Fine Arts. 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, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing and public relations. Accountancy students will complete 10 major units and six Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Fine arts component

You will complete two common units (24 credit points) and a fine arts major (168 credit points) in drama.

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 either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

OP
10
Selection rank
79.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
IX35
QTAC code
409952
CRICOS code
064813M
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Offer 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 of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, 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.

More about advanced standing

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 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 5
Selection rank 92
OP 5
Selection rank 92
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 8
OP 8
Selection rank 84

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, 2020.

OP
10
Rank
79
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, 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, 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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. 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 no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

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.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $13,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $31,000 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.

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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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