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Diploma in Creative Industries

This Diploma helps you meet the academic and English language requirements to enter your QUT Bachelor degree with up to one year of credit.
International
This course is only available for International students.
This course is only available for International students.

Guide to entry thresholds

OP
14
Selection rank
68
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
8 months full-time
Entry
February, June and October
CRICOS
081617G

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

 

Why choose this course?

Studying Diploma in Creative Industries at the QUT International College will fast-track your entry into the second year of QUT's Bachelor of Creative Industries (KK43) and Bachelor of Communication (KC40). You will develop academic skills which will help you become more confident with your university studies and dramatically improve your English skills, all while enjoying a complete university experience. Successful graduates will be guaranteed entry into your chosen QUT Creative Industries program with up to 1 year of advanced standing.

You will learn through university style lectures, tutorials and workshops with a focus on the development of independent learning skills. Smaller class sizes mean you get more individual attention from your teachers.

Highlights

Highlights

  • Provides pathway into Bachelor of Creative Industries, Bachelor of Communication, and a range of other Creative Industries programs.
  • Develop academic and English language skills for successful study in the Bachelor degree program.
  • Complete in 8 months full-time. 12-month Diploma option available for February entry.
  • Successful graduates will receive up to 1 year of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards their chosen Bachelor degree.

What to expect

The Diploma in Creative Industries is equivalent to the first year of QUT’s  Bachelor of Creative Industries (KK43) and Bachelor of Communication (KC40). It is also a premium pathway into a range of other QUT’s Creative Industries programs. On completion of the Diploma with the required results, you will receive up to 1 year of advanced standing and guaranteed place in your chosen Bachelor degree program. This pathway is an introduction to diverse knowledge, creativity and practical skills across a range of creative disciplines and provides additional academic and language support, preparing you for successful study in the QUT Creative Industries Faculty.

  • Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University.
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in one of the approved QUT Creative Industries programs with up to 1 year of advanced standing.
  • Study first year academic content.
  • Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.
  • Develop academic English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test (or equivalent).

Key course dates

There are 3 intakes for this program each year. Find the course dates here.

Career outcomes

Course articulation

Progression to your related Bachelor degree

To progress into your chosen Bachelor degree you will need to:

  • successfully complete your Diploma with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.0 on a 7-point scale
  • obtain a minimum grade of 4 in the unit Academic Communication 2.

To find more information regarding the progression requirements, refer to the 'Requirements' tab for your chosen Bachelor degree, and select 'Australia' from the country list.

Advanced standing

The amount of advanced standing (credit) and number of semesters you will be required to complete in your Bachelor course in Creative Industries depends on which Bachelor course you want to study.

You are eligible for 96 credit points (one year) of advanced standing

It will take 4 semesters / 2 years to complete:

February and July intake:

  • Bachelor of Creative Industries
  • Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

February intake only:

  • Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Advertising and Public Relations)*
  • Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)
  • Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture)
  • Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)
  • Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) - 2020 commencement and onwards**
  • Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) - 2020 commencement and onwards**
It will take 5 semesters  / 2.5 years to complete:

February and July intake:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)

February intake only:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music)

July intake only:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Advertising and Public Relations)*
  • Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)
  • Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture)
  • Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)
  • Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
  • Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) 
It will take 6 semesters / 3 years to complete:

February intake only:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance, Dance Performance)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
  • Bachelor of Design (Fashion)
  • Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) - 2019 commencement only**
  • Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) - 2019 commencement only**

You are eligible for 72 credit points of advanced standing

It will take 6 semesters / 3 years to complete:
  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (February and July intake)


*Students intending to progress to the Bachelor of Mass Communication must complete unit BSD126 Marketing while studying your Diploma. Not completing this unit will extend your Bachelor course duration. If you change your principle course to the Bachelor of Communication (Advertising and Public Relations) while studying your Diploma, please seek enrolment advice.

** Students commencing Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) or Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) in 2019 will have a remaining duration of 6 semesters due to limited unit availabilities. From 2020 the duration will be reduced to 4 semesters.

Requirements

OP 14
Rank 68

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
IF06
CRICOS code
081617G
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 8 months full-time
Entry
  • February, June and October 2 semesters (February, June and October); and 3 semesters (February only)
OP Guarantee
No

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
14
Rank
68

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
TOEFL iBT 56 10 10 15 14
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.
162 154 154 154 154
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
5.5 5 5 5 5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
46 38 38 38 38

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

2019: $10,370 per study period (48 credit points) based on four units

2018

2018

2018: $9,970 per study period (48 credit points) based on four units

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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QUT International College Pathway Scholarship

A scholarship to cover 25% of the tuition fees for your first semester of your Diploma or Foundation program at QUT International College.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

QUT International College Director's Award for Community Contribution

An award for students currently studying academic or English pathway programs at the college who have made an exceptional contribution to the QUTIC community.

Scholarship eligibility

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