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.
  • Successful graduates will receive up to 1 year of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards their chosen Bachelor degree.

Why choose this course?

Studying Diploma in Creative Industries at the QUT 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.

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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).

Careers and outcomes

Course articulation

Progression to your related Bachelor degree

To progress into your chosen QUT Bachelor degree you will need to meet the conditions listed in your offer letter, including:

  • successful completion of the Diploma in Creative Industries.

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 and number of semesters you will be required to complete in your chosen bachelor course in Creative Industries depends on which bachelor you choose to study.

After successful completion of the Diploma in Creative Industries you are eligible for 96 credit points (one year) of advanced standing towards the following degree programs. 

It will take 2 years to complete:

February and July intake:

  • Bachelor of Creative Industries
  • Bachelor of Communication (Advertising and Public Relations)*
  • Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

February intake only:

  • Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)
  • Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)
  • Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) 
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music)

It will take 2.5 years to complete:

July intake only:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)
  • Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)
  • Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
  • Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) 
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)

It will take 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 - Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture majors

After succesful completion of the Diploma in Creative Industries you are eligible for 96 credit points of advanced standing towards the following majors:

It will take 2 years to complete:

February intake only:

  • Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture)
  • Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)

It will take 2.5 years to complete:

July intake only:

  • Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture)
  • Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)

You are eligible for 72 credit points of advanced standing towards:

It will take 3 years to complete:

  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (February and July intake)


*Students intending to progress to the Bachelor of 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.

Details and units

Requirements

ATAR/selection rank threshold
68.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

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Course code
IF06
CRICOS code
081617G
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
8 - 12 months full-time
Entry
Entry
February, July and November
Duration: 8 months full-time (for July and November start); 12 months full-time (for February start)

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

ATAR/selection rank
68.00

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
TOEFL iBT/ Home / Paper
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
56 10 10 15 14
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
5.5 5 5 5 5
PTE (Academic) / PTE (Academic) Online
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
46 38 38 38 38
Cambridge English Score
Test Validity Period: 2 years. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
162 154 154 154 154
Duolingo English Test (DET)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
90 and Production Score of 75 -- -- -- --

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.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: $27,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $21,570 per course (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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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

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