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.

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Start study in July

Gain practical skills and professional connections to thrive in your chosen career.

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Boost or change your career with a postgraduate degree.

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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.

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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.
  • data science to help media companies and publishers overcome some of their biggest challenges and open new opportunities by delivering personalised and relevant content.

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

ATAR/selection rank threshold
70.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

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Course code
KC40
QTAC code
421152
CRICOS code
096577J
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
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 strongly 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

Year 12 early offer scheme

If you're a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer for this course on the last day of Queensland Year 12, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank.

Find out more about the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme

Helping you to get into your course

If you don't think your ATAR or selection rank is high enough to get into this course, you can guarantee your entry with guaranteed advanced standing by upgrading through one the following programs which you can select as one of your QTAC preferences:

QUT College Diploma in Esports

QUT College Diploma in Business graduates will automatically receive an offer to start the Bachelor of Business within three weeks after completion of the diploma. You will also automatically receive 1 year (96 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 2 years as a full-time student (or equivalent part-time).

Find out more about the QUT College Diploma in Esports

QUT College Diploma in Entrepreneurship (subject to final approval)

QUT College Diploma in Entrepreneurship (subject to final approval) graduates will automatically receive an offer to start the Bachelor of Business within three weeks after completion of the diploma. You will also automatically receive 1 year (96 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 2 years as a full-time student (or equivalent part-time).

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 87.00 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.

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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 ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

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

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 96.65
Selection rank 98.65
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 79.90
Selection rank 79.90
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 70.70
Selection rank 70.70

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).

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

ATAR/selection rank
70.00
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 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)
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: 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
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: 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.

Fees

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

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: CSP $14,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $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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