Highlights

  • Develop your creative thinking, innovation, entrepreneurial and project management skills, while meeting the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Australia.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
  • Design your own degree by exploring your creative talents and choosing a creative industries major, as well as studying law.
  • Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading law experts.
  • Learn through industry partnerships and networking, and interdisciplinary work.
  • Prepare for a career as an in-house lawyer for cultural institutions, government or regulatory bodies, or in law firms with specialist interests in the creative industries.

Highlights

  • Develop your creative thinking, innovation, entrepreneurial and project management skills, while meeting the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Australia.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
  • Design your own degree by exploring your creative talents and choosing a creative industries major, as well as studying law.
  • Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading law experts.
  • Learn through industry partnerships and networking, and interdisciplinary work.
  • Prepare for a career as an in-house lawyer for cultural institutions, government or regulatory bodies, or in law firms with specialist interests in the creative industries.

Why choose this course?

This course allows you to combine your creative interest with your law qualification. Whether you choose to work in the legal fraternity or within the creative industries, you will graduate with a unique set of skills that will enhance your employment options. You will gain key disciplinary knowledge in your chosen creative major, along with skills in creativity and innovation, as well as a law degree. You can choose a creative industries major from one of creative and professional writing; media and communication; drama and performance; entertainment; fashion communication; interactive and visual design; music and sound; and screen content production.

Our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study.

Our contemporary law degree prepares you to think ahead and allows you to take advantage of employment opportunities in growth areas or newly emerging sectors, such as intellectual property and technology.

As a law student, you will benefit immediately and into the future from:

Real-world learning

You will study a combination of creative industries and law units in the first four years, with law and elective units only in the final three semesters.

In your first year, you will be introduced to the creative industries and choose the first two units of your chosen major, along with studying the law of torts (negligence, damages and no fault compensation schemes), legal problem solving and criminal law.

In your second year, you can choose an introductory law elective unit and will be required to complete units on legal research and dispute resolution. Introductory units on film and media production and visual communication are on offer, along with two more units from your creative industries major.

Your third year of study will further develop your creative industries skills in the area of your specialisation and you will also hone your knowledge and skills by studying constitutional law, commercial and personal property law, and equity and trusts.

In fourth year, you can choose a general law elective to study alongside real property law, administrative law and evidence, as you advance your creative industries area of specialisation and prepare for the transition to new professional environments.

In your final semesters you will study law and elective units only. The course structure allows you to choose general and advanced elective units that interest you. You will also study civil procedure, ethics, commercial remedies and corporate law, before undertaking a legal research capstone project.

Explore this course

What to expect

Assessment items or practicum

Designed in consultation with industry to ensure you acquire a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, our law programmes support and develop students to successfully transition from university to their legal career.

Law students benefit from innovative, scholarly teaching and learning through:

  • progressive assessments and open book exams
  • an emphasis on independent learning and research skills
  • small groups in core subjects
  • practical skills and industry connections from work placements, industry projects, mock trials, mooting competitions and analysis of real cases and legislation.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates may use their combined skills to work as an in-house lawyer for cultural institutions, government or regulatory bodies, or in law firms with specialist interests in the creative industries.

If you choose to pursue a creative career, your legal knowledge will benefit you in the process of commissioning projects, administration, business law and management, intellectual property law, commercial law and contract negotiation.

Professional recognition

This course is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. If you want to become a lawyer at the end of your degree, you will need to complete further practical legal training (PLT) before you can apply for admission to practice. We offer PLT in the form of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

 

Possible careers

  • Barrister
  • Commercialisation Officer
  • Communication Specialist
  • Communication Strategist
  • Consultant
  • Copywriter
  • Crown Law Officer
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Entertainment Director
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Entertainment Manager
  • Fashion Professional
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Graphic Designer
  • In-House Lawyer
  • Information Designer
  • Lawyer
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Media Producer
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Music Agent/Manager
  • Music Publisher
  • Patent Lawyer
  • Publicist
  • Publisher
  • Publishing Professional
  • Solicitor
  • Web Designer

Details and units

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 528 credit points comprising 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Creative Industries and 336 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours). You will study creative industries and law units in your first four years and for the remainder of this course you will concentrate on law studies.

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.

Law component

You will complete 336 credit points of core units and a mixture of law electives made up of

  • 19 Core units (240 credit points)
  • 1 introductory law elective* (12 credit points)
  • 5 general law electives** (60 credit points)
  • 2 advanced law electives (24 credit points)

*Students commencing from 2019 may select a general law elective in place of the introductory law elective

 **Students commencing from 2019 have the option to complete the Law, Technology and Innovation minor or 4 non-law electives (48 credit points) or a university wide minor in place of  4 general law electives (48 credit points). Successful completion of a minor will be recognised on the academic record and/or the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement.

Law, technology and innovation minor units
  • Law and Data Analysis (LLB250)
  • Law and Design Thinking (LLB251)
  • Regulating Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (LLB341)
  • Regulating the Internet (LLB345)
Honours-level units

96 credit points of the following honours units will be used to determine the honours levels of the LLB (Hons):

  • Legal Research (LLH201)
  • Administrative Law (LLH206)
  • Ethics and the Legal Profession (LLH302)
  • Corporate Law (LLH305)
  • Legal Research Capstone (LLH401) (24 credit points
  • two 12-credit point Advanced Law 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

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 528 credit points comprising 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Creative Industries and 336 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours). You will study creative industries and law units in your first four years and for the remainder of this course you will concentrate on law studies.

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.

Law component

You will complete 336 credit points of core units and a mixture of law electives made up of

  • 19 Core units (240 credit points)
  • 1 introductory law elective* (12 credit points)
  • 5 general law electives** (60 credit points)
  • 2 advanced law electives (24 credit points)

*Students commencing from 2019 may select a general law elective in place of the introductory law elective

 **Students commencing from 2019 have the option to complete the Law, Technology and Innovation minor or 4 non-law electives (48 credit points) or a university wide minor in place of  4 general law electives (48 credit points). Successful completion of a minor will be recognised on the academic record and/or the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement.

Law, technology and innovation minor units

  • Law and Data Analysis (LLB250)
  • Law and Design Thinking (LLB251)
  • Regulating Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (LLB341)
  • Regulating the Internet (LLB345)

Honours-level units

96 credit points of the following honours units will be used to determine the honours levels of the LLB (Hons):

  • Legal Research (LLH201)
  • Administrative Law (LLH206)
  • Ethics and the Legal Profession (LLH302)
  • Corporate Law (LLH305)
  • Legal Research Capstone (LLH401) (24 credit points
  • two 12-credit point Advanced Law 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
7
Selection rank
87.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

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.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
ID04
QTAC code
409772
CRICOS code
083023F
Delivery
  • External
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
5.5 years full-time
Duration
5.5 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)

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.

More about advanced standing

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 4
Selection rank 94
OP 3
Selection rank 96
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 7
Selection rank 6
OP 6
Selection rank 91

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, 2020.

OP
7
Rank
87
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 $12,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $30,900 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.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

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.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

Browse all scholarships