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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
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
421192
CRICOS
056186M

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

 

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.

The Bachelor of Creative Industries can help you to develop your own creative niche across a range of majors, with the agility you need to keep creating, adapting and innovating as the world continues to evolve.

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, 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.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

This course equips you with the creative skills, knowledge and connections to pursue a career in the creative industries and beyond. Some career options are:

  • events and festivals coordinator/producer—an entertainment major with additional studies in film, entrepreneurship, public relations, or tourism and entertainment marketing
  • digital communicator—majors in interactive and visual design, and advertising, or media and communication
  • fashion marketer—a major in fashion communication with additional studies in media and communication, digital media, marketing or public relations
  • media producer—a major in media and communication with additional studies in digital media, entertainment, management or interactive and visual design
  • qualified teacher—studies in dance; drama; film, television and screen; music; visual arts; combined with a 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

Details and units

Your course

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, and from there you may select a second major to develop a significant depth of knowledge and skill in two discipline areas. Alternatively, you might prefer to develop a wide breath of knowledge across several discipline areas by adding minors and unit options (electives) to your chosen creative industries major.

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Creative Industries, you must 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.
  • Complementary studies - one 96 credit point second major, or two 48 credit point minors, or one 48 credit point minor and four 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. Saving your electives for exchange will allow you the most flexibility.

Your course

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, and from there you may select a second major to develop a significant depth of knowledge and skill in two discipline areas. Alternatively, you might prefer to develop a wide breath of knowledge across several discipline areas by adding minors and unit options (electives) to your chosen creative industries major.

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Creative Industries, you must 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.
  • Complementary studies - one 96 credit point second major, or two 48 credit point minors, or one 48 credit point minor and four 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. Saving your electives for exchange will allow you the most flexibility.

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
KK43
QTAC code
421192
CRICOS code
056186M
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.

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 11
Selection rank 77
OP 11
Selection rank 77
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 18
Selection rank 64
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).

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.

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
Cambridge 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

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 $7,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. (Screen Content Production students only). Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

2020 fees

2020: $31,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. (Screen Content Production students only). Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

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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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

Equity scholarships scheme

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

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

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

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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