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Bachelor of Creative Industries

QUT is a global leader in the creative industries. Choose a combination of study areas to suit your creative interests and aspirations, and help you develop your creative niche.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection rank
71
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
421192
CRICOS
056186M

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Highlights

  • Build a unique creative career that taps into your passions and aspirations.
  • Prepare to turn creative employment and entrepreneurial opportunities into real career outcomes.
  • Focus on your creative professional identity, career development and entrepreneurship.
  • Develop your creative thinking and innovation, and project management skills.
  • Learn through industry partnerships and networking, and interdisciplinary work.

Highlights

  • Build a unique creative career that taps into your passions and aspirations.
  • Prepare to turn creative employment and entrepreneurial opportunities into real career outcomes.​
  • Focus on your creative professional identity, career development and entrepreneurship.
  • Develop your creative thinking and innovation, and project management skills.
  • Learn through industry partnerships and networking, and interdisciplinary work.

Why choose this course?

Our world is increasingly interconnected. To make the most of this complexity, successful careers require a breadth of skills and knowledge in more than one discipline area. In the creative industries sector this is particularly the case, with the need for adaptable, cutting-edge, multidisciplinary capabilities along with 21st century career and enterprise skills.

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.

We are a global leader in the creative industries with an established reputation for industry links, creative practice and innovation.  Learn entrepreneurial and digital skills, take on real industry challenges through work integrated learning opportunities and establish links to creative start-ups.

Real-world learning

You’ll be prepared for the real world with studio-based learning, skills in entrepreneurship, real industry challenges, work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities and links to creative start-ups.  With a focus on transferable skills in enterprise and entrepreneurship, working on projects with industry partners like Creative Enterprise Australia, Lendlease, Brisbane Powerhouse, transdisciplinary studio-based experiences, and a common final year capstone experience, you’ll have a head start to succeed in a career with flexibility.

What to expect

This course equips you with the creative skills, knowledge and connections to pursue a career in the creative industries and beyond.  You will follow a core pathway that develops your skills, expertise, knowledge and experience, with a focus on:

  • creative professional identity
  • career development and entrepreneurship
  • creative thinking and innovation
  • project management
  • industry partnerships and networking
  • interdisciplinary work.

Flexible delivery

The course offers flexibility by allowing you to choose a combination of study areas to suit your individual creative interests and career aspirations.

You’ll choose a major to focus for your degree (from creative and professional writing, drama and performance, entertainment,  fashion communication, interactive and visual design, media and communication, music and sound or screen content production).

 To complement your chosen major, you may select a second major from creative industries, (all the primary majors listed above can be studied as second majors as well as animation, architectural studies, art and design history, dance studies, industrial design studies, interior design studies, journalism or landscape architecture studies).

 Alternatively you can add minors electives from across QUT (such as advertising, game design, entrepreneurship, integrated marketing communication, marketing, online environments or public relations) to your chosen major to develop a wide breath of knowledge across several discipline areas.

Double degrees

Combine two bachelor degrees into a single course of study. A double degree allows you to specialise in two fields and pursue different interest areas, gaining a broader range of skills and knowledge, and giving you a competitive advantage and greater career flexibility. This is a popular option for students seeking careers in support roles within the creative industries, or those wanting to work in creative, design or communication roles within other industries.

Consider a double degree with Creative Industries in:

  • Business to gain knowledge and skills to add business acumen to creative endeavours, and creative flair to traditional organisations. Careers include entertainment industries producer, events manager, creative entrepreneur or social media marketer.
  • Law where your creative industries and legal qualifications position you for a career as an in-house lawyer for cultural institutions, government or regulatory bodies, or as a lawyer with special interests in creative industries.
  • Human Services (Health) and use your expertise in careers in youth arts, disability arts, rehabilitation in corrective services, or community and cultural development.
  • Information Technology here merging your creative and imaginative skills with sophisticated and innovative critical thinking will give you opportunities in content production, communications, graphic design and games development.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

This course prepares you for a creative career as an entrepreneur, consultant, project manager or creative practitioner, or for further studies in research. We encourage you to foster your creative passions and to shape your future career through complementary study areas. Some examples are:

  • events and festivals coordinator/producer: an entertainment major with minors in screen studies, entrepreneurship, public relations, or tourism and entertainment marketing
  • digital communicator: majors in interactive and visual design, and advertising, or media and communication
  • fashion merchandiser: a major in fashion communication with minors in interior design, visual arts practice, advertising or marketing
  • media producer: a major in media and communication with minors in digital media, entertainment, management or interactive and visual design
  • publisher: a major in creative and professional writing
  • qualified teacher: studies in creative and professional writing; drama and performance; music and sound; and screen content production could be followed by a two-year Master of Teaching.

Possible careers

  • Branding Specialist
  • Campaign Manager
  • Communication Strategist
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Creative Writer
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Drama Teacher
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Events and Festivals Coordinator
  • Fashion Marketer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Media Producer
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Music Agent
  • Music Publisher
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatre Professionals
  • Web Designer