Transform creative industries

Shaping the future of creative industries

The QUT Creative Industries Faculty is renowned for its future-thinking and interdisciplinary approach to developing the creative professionals of the future.

With a program across communication, creative arts, performing arts and design, the faculty encompasses all aspects of today’s dynamic creative landscape.

Our newest building in the precinct is the largest creative industries university building in the southern hemisphere, with a future-focussed design that provides an outstanding learning environment for the next generation of talent.

We need your support to expose more of our undergraduates to world-leading exponents of the arts, design and new media, and launch them into successful, sustainable and often international careers.

Areas to support

Chair in Indigenous Perspectives in the Creative Industries

The Chair in Indigenous Perspectives in the Creative Industries is a philanthropically-funded academic position to be filled by an Indigenous academic who will innovate Indigenous development across the performing and digital arts, design, digital media and communication.

The Chair will play an important role in the education of future creative practitioners and academic professionals alike, by illuminating the contributions of Indigenous people to society. The position will benefit the Indigenous community and build a more inclusive society by investing in diverse leadership.

Supporting actors

Each year two acting students are given financial support to assist them in professional development opportunities to launch their careers.

The Dianne Eden Scholarship is awarded to a final year student, and was established to honour former Creative Industries Head of Acting, Dianne Eden, in acknowledgement of her outstanding 32-year teaching career at QUT.

The Jennifer Blocksidge Memorial Fund Award is presented to the most outstanding acting student annually, and was established in memoriam of the renowned former director of La Boite Theatre Company in recognition of her influential career as an actor, director and leader in the theatre industry.

Landscape Architecture Centenary Fund

The Landscape Architecture Centenary Fund acknowledges the success of the Landscape Architecture discipline at QUT over its first 50 years, and offers scholarships to support high-achieving and committed Landscape Architecture students as it moves towards its centenary.

The fund has been established with the generous support from Emeritus Professor Catherin Bull AM and Emeritus Professor Dennis Gibson AO, who have been ongoing and passionate supporters of QUT’s pursuits both professionally and on a volunteer basis for many years.

Ready to give?

Join us in shaping a creative future by giving to the creative industries at QUT.


Fundraising Coordinator (Creative Industries)

Philanthropy Manager
Ms Margo Powell


Employment in creative industries is growing 40% faster than the economy as a whole.