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Doctor of Creative Industries

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February
February
CRICOS
069963A

Why choose this course?

The DCI is a course for the curious, for those who seek to understand their practice and their field in much greater depth across a sustained investigation. You will underpin your industry leading practice with advanced analytical, conceptual and creative skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • artistic and design practice;
  • related professional work in a range of government and corporate settings;
  • creative enterprise and innovation;
  • tertiary creative industries teaching practices.

Highlights

  • This course is for experienced practitioners, leaders in their field
  • Explore artistic and design practice in a range of settings, or consider creative enterprise and related tertiary teaching
  • Experience engaging workshops with online materials and support including the conceptual tools required for analysis and reflection on practice
  • Design, implement and evaluate industry based research projects
  • Make invaluable industry connections and be part of a dynamic research community
  • The Creative Industries Faculty is a national leader in advancing practice-led research.

Highlights

  • This course is for experienced practitioners, leaders in their field
  • Explore artistic and design practice in a range of settings, or consider creative enterprise and related tertiary teaching
  • Experience engaging workshops with online materials and support including the conceptual tools required for analysis and reflection on practice
  • Design, implement and evaluate industry based research projects
  • Make invaluable industry connections and be part of a dynamic research community
  • The Creative Industries Faculty is a national leader in advancing practice-led research.

What to expect

The Doctor of Creative Industries (DCI), QUT’s dynamic professional doctorate, is nestled in the nexus of industry and research. It is the course for experienced practitioners, leaders in their field, looking to gain informed insight and expand their knowledge of the critical and conceptual tools necessary to make innovative contributions to their industry.

Coursework combines advanced critical reflection with real world projects across in-depth doctoral-level research. As a candidate you will pursue higher degree academic research with the support of your peers and the guidance of a supervisory team that includes academic and industry mentors.

Each year the course attracts highly skilled, experienced, professionals from diverse creative backgrounds. Dancers, artists, teachers, entrepreneurs, architects, journalists, publishers, designers, amongst others, find themselves working together in a community of practice. This cohort-based approach encourages and develops an ongoing critical dialogue between your research and professional practice.

Flexible delivery

Designed with you and your busy schedule in mind, the DCI is delivered across a small number of intensives augmented with online materials and support across a cohort based model. You won’t feel like you’re working on your own, and places are limited, so your work is richer.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

This course facilitates a nuanced and refined understanding of practice, enabling highly-skilled, leading artistic and design practitioners, and those engaged in creative enterprise or teaching in the creative industries, to break new ground and lead their field in innovative thinking.

Requirements

Course code
KK59
CRICOS code
069963A
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 3 years full-time
  • 3 years full-time
Entry
  • February
  • February

• a relevant four-year bachelor degree with first-or second-class division A honours, or
• an appropriate masters degree, and
• two years of practice at an advanced level in a position of responsibility in the creative industries.

Alternative entry for outstanding leaders in creative industries:

• a minimum of five years practice at an executive level and currently in a position of influence in the creative industries, and
• an extensive track record of executive achievement in the workplace or in professional practice.
 

Minimum academic requirements

• A relevant four-year bachelor degree with first-or second-class division A honours, or
• An appropriate masters degree, and
• Two years of practice at an advanced level in a position of responsibility in the creative industries.

Alternative entry for outstanding leaders in creative industries:

• A minimum of five years practice at an executive level and currently in a position of influence in the creative industries, and
• An extensive track record of executive achievement in the workplace or in professional practice
 

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: $23,000 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $29,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are normally covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic), as long as you complete your degree within the program's set timeframes. You'll have to pay tuition fees if you exceed the time limits under the RTP.

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