Highlights

  • Study online or on campus.
  • Build a unique creative career that taps into your passions and aspirations.
  • Prepare to turn creative employment and entrepreneurial opportunities into real career outcomes.
  • Learn through industry partnerships, networking and interdisciplinary work.
  • Choose from one of eight first majors to tailor your degree to suit your area of interest.
  • Analyse and interrogate data across a multitude of industries to provide meaningful insights. 

Highlights

  • Study online or on campus.
  • Build a unique creative career that taps into your passions and aspirations.
  • Prepare to turn creative employment and entrepreneurial opportunities into real career outcomes.
  • Learn through industry partnerships, networking and interdisciplinary work.
  • Choose from one of eight first majors to tailor your degree to suit your area of interest.
  • Analyse and interrogate data across a multitude of industries to provide meaningful insights. 

Study this course anywhere, anytime.

You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

Data informs decisions and provides an evidence-based approach for creative innovation. QUT’s newly-designed Bachelor of Data Science provides the most up-to-date techniques and knowledge in this fast-evolving field.  With the combination of data science and creative industries this course allows you to understand the intersection of problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and apply data lead insights.

Your comprehensive knowledge of data science tools and techniques will be employed to design new solutions, build new products, or advance peoples systems and services.

This course will allow 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.  

You will apply theoretical frameworks to real-world problems, so you can make clear connections between what is learned in the classroom and your future practice as a data science professional. You will be encouraged to become an independent learner through discussion, debate and interaction with peers and teaching staff, independent studies and self-reflection.

Your studies will culminate with the Data Science Capstone Project, where you’ll work on an extensive project with an industry partner to synthesise your learned skills and techniques to solve more complex authentic problems, which will build your preparedness to enter the workforce.

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What to expect

You will complete two degrees in four years concurrently. 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 of eight units.

  • creative and professional writing
  • drama and performance
  • entertainment
  • fashion communication
  • interactive and visual design
  • media and communication
  • music and sound
  • screen content production

Through the Data Science degree core units you will cover the theory and the practical tools for data acquisition, storage, management, processing, analysis and visualisation.  Ethical considerations, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills are all given detailed coverage.

Your progression through the Data Science degree has been carefully crafted to cater for the diversity of specialist mathematics skills, to scaffold your development in coding – particularly in data science relevant languages – and to prepare you for a rewarding career.

Flexible delivery

The course offers flexibility by allowing you to choose from one of eight different majors to suit your individual creative interests and career aspirations.

This course has been developed to be offered in online and on-campus environments. This is a digitally enhanced course where technology is integrated into all aspects of online and on-campus teaching, learning and assessment.

You will be able to access learning resources, activities and assessment remotely. Remote learners may be required to undertake key activities at designated locations, including some invigilated assessment such as at hosted assessment centres.

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.

Be at the forefront of data lead careers and dependant on your chosen major.  Some combinations and career options include:

  • Combining data science with fashion communication to become a highly sought-after trend forecaster analysing market trends and buying habits to make educated decisions about future collections.
  • Combining data science with music and sound or screen content production to understand the algorithms that monetise digital music and video content.
  • Combining data science with media and communication to understand the role data plays in digital and social media including the use of algorithms to generate personalised content.
  • Combining data science with interactive and visual design to design, build or improve user interface digital device usability.

Possible careers

  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Strategist
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Marketer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Music Producer

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 Creative Industries and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Data Science. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Creative Industries component

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.

You will 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.

Data Science component

You will complete 192 credit points of Data Science core units.

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.

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 Creative Industries and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Data Science. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Creative Industries component

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.

You will 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.

Data Science component

You will complete 192 credit points of Data Science core units.

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

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.

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Course code
ID32
QTAC code
419972
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-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)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (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.

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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 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, 2020

419972 Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Data Science

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2020 information is not available.

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.

Subject prerequisites
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

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:

  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

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 $7,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $33,300 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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