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Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries)

This course is the first and only of its kind. Study the creative, industry and legal aspects of global entertainment and access work experience, hands-on projects and study trips
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection
rank
72
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
421152
CRICOS
096577J

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

 

Highlights

  • Benefit from an original and engaging curriculum that includes fully integrated work experiences, practical, hands-on projects, global study excursions, and cutting-edge research.
  • Learn how to research, implement, and critically assess a range of strategic activities, from identifying talent, developing pitches, and negotiating contracts to engaging culturally diverse audiences and evaluating the impact of new technologies.
  • Get equipped with the critical thinking skills and professional know-how to navigate the dynamic creative practices, industrial structures, and legal mechanisms of the film, television, music, games, and sports industries, among others.
  • Graduate ready for roles in organisations that produce entertainment or become self-employed in generating new entrepreneurial forms of entertainment for the future.

Highlights

  • Benefit from an original and engaging curriculum that includes fully integrated work experiences, practical, hands-on projects, global study excursions, and cutting-edge research.
  • Learn how to research, implement, and critically assess a range of strategic activities, from identifying talent, developing pitches, and negotiating contracts to engaging culturally diverse audiences and evaluating the impact of new technologies.
  • Get equipped with the critical thinking skills and professional know-how to navigate the dynamic creative practices, industrial structures, and legal mechanisms of the film, television, music, games, and sports industries, among others.
  • Graduate ready for roles in organisations that produce entertainment or become self-employed in generating new entrepreneurial forms of entertainment for the future.

Why choose this course?

Entertainment is everywhere. Digital platforms like Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, and even PlayStation provide audiences with countless hours of entertainment. Yet, more familiar players, like national broadcasters, sports teams and local music festivals remain popular, too. With so many opportunities for creative and commercial success, a career in the entertainment industries has never been more exciting for aspiring creative professionals.

This one-of-a-kind course is your roadmap through the complexities of global entertainment.

Real-world learning

This course is one of the first and only courses of its kind. It was developed in close collaboration with key entertainment industry professionals and draws heavily from the research of top scholars in the School of Communication, including the Digital Media Research Centre.

You will graduate real-world ready with studies covering a wide range of areas from communication theory and practice, law, social media, global media, project management and crisis issues. As such, you will interact throughout the course with industry leaders and the very best teachers in the field. You will also benefit from an original and engaging curriculum design that includes fully integrated work experiences, practical hands-on projects, global study excursions and cutting-edge research. 

Learn from the best

Your coursework, which is taught by leading industry researchers in the School of Communication, will equip you with the critical thinking skills and professional know-how necessary for a successful career in the media and entertainment industries. You will learn different industry structures and functions; common professional roles and practices; how to manage individual talent and creative teams; how to identify, develop, and pitch creative ideas; changing sales and distribution models; transformations in audience behaviours and engagement techniques; basic legal principles; and the socio-cultural impact of different entertainment practices and forms.

What to expect

Entertainment industries are constantly changing, especially in the digital era. This course equips you with the critical thinking skills and professional know-how to successfully navigate the dynamic creative practices, industrial structures and legal mechanisms in such global industries as film, television, music, games and sports, among others.

By graduation, you will learn how to research, implement and critically assess a range of strategic activities, from identifying talent, developing pitches and negotiating contracts, to engaging culturally diverse audiences and evaluating the impact of new technologies.

Strong industry involvement is a key feature of the course from the very first year, which means you will benefit from expert, practical advice, original and engaging learning opportunities, and direct contact with leading media and entertainment professionals.

Your studies will be rounded by the choice of either a second major, which is a sequence of eight units from another study area, or minors and electives such as work integrated learning, internships or international study tours that allow you to graduate work ready through engagement with the industry.  In the final year, you will conduct a year-long project under direct consultation and mentorship from an industry partner.  

Double degrees

Enhance your opportunities in the local and global entertainment industries or position yourself for unique roles drawing on your combined skills.  Choose a double degree with:

  • business where business acumen will enhance your career opportunities in local and global entertainment industries.  Options include managing specific entertainment projects or investigating the broader patterns of international entertainment.
  • law where with your combined knowledge you may work as a lawyer specialising in clients in the media and communication arena, intellectual property lawyer, defamation lawyer, entertainment director, producer, publisher, or in-house lawyer for an organisation specialising in events, large-scale performances or theme parks.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates work as producers, researchers, publishers, agents and promoters in diverse areas such as film and television, large-scale performances, radio programming, cultural and games productions, theme parks and more.

You will be qualified for roles in organisations that produce entertainment or become self-employed in generating new entrepreneurial forms of entertainment for the future.

Research pathways

Turn your creative interests and professional expertise into a postgraduate research degree to master new techniques, skills and research methods. Complete your research as either a thesis or a practical industry-focused creative work, with a written component.

Possible careers

  • Booking Agent
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Entertainment Director
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Entertainment Manager
  • Producer
  • Promoter
  • Sales and Distribution Agent
  • Social Media Entrepreneur
  • Talent Manager

Details and units

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • entertainment industries major (144 credit points)
  • four core units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies: a second major (96 credit points), two minors (48 credit points each), or one minor (48 credit points) and 48 credit points chosen from unit options (electives).

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.

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • entertainment industries major (144 credit points)
  • four core units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies: a second major (96 credit points), two minors (48 credit points each), or one minor (48 credit points) and 48 credit points chosen from unit options (electives).

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 13
Rank 72

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

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Course code
KC40
QTAC code
421152
CRICOS code
096577J
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
Duration
3 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

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.

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Adjustments to your selection rank

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

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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 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 11
Selection rank 77
OP 11
Selection rank 77
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 15
Selection rank 68
OP 13
Selection rank 72

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).

Minimum academic requirements

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
13
Rank
72
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.

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

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 $7,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,400 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

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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.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Creative Industries International Scholarship

We offer merit-based scholarships for high-achieving international students who have accepted their offer and been admitted into an undergraduate course.

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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