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Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Combine creative industries and law for a career as an in-house lawyer for cultural institutions, or a lawyer with special interests in creative industries.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
6
Selection rank
89
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Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
409772
CRICOS
083023F

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

 

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:

  • a course that has been designed in consultation with industry to have a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge, understanding and experience
  • meaningful connections with high profile industry employers
  • practical and effective hands-on learning experiences during your studies
  • classes with leading and expert teachers
  • international study and placement opportunities
  • our high quality law library, expert librarians and Law Moot Court facilities
  • the convenience of a city-based campus.

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.

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.

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.

Career outcomes

Career 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

Requirements

OP 6
Rank 89

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

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
ID04
QTAC code
409772
CRICOS code
083023F
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 5.5 years full-time
  • 5.5 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes

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 in the major offer round.

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

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 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 4
Selection rank 93
OP 4
Selection rank 93
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 7
Selection rank 86
OP 6
Selection rank 89

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Minimum academic requirements

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.

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, 2018.

OP
6
Rank
89
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

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, Singapore, 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 Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English 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. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
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.

2019

2019: CSP $9,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $29,500 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 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.

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Scholarships

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

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QUT Faculty of Law Founders' Scholarship

A scholarship for undergraduate law students studying in the Faculty of Law.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

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

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

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

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

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

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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