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OP 12

Rank 73

Course information set

  • Benefit from an original and engaging curriculum that includes fully integrated work experiences, practical, hands-on projects, global study excursions, and cutting-edge research.
  • Learn how to research, implement, and critically assess a range of strategic activities, from identifying talent, developing pitches, and negotiating contracts to engaging culturally diverse audiences and evaluating the impact of new technologies.
  • Get equipped with the critical thinking skills and professional know-how to navigate the dynamic creative practices, industrial structures, and legal mechanisms of the film, television, music, games, and sports industries, among others.
  • Graduate ready for roles in organisations that produce entertainment or become self-employed in generating new entrepreneurial forms of entertainment for the future.
QTAC course code421152
QUT course code KC40
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2019 July, February
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 096577J
Careers
  • Entertainment Director
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Entertainment Manager
  • Producer
  • Promoter

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Details

Entertainment is everywhere. Digital platforms like Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, and even PlayStation provide audiences with countless hours of entertainment. Yet, more familiar players, like national broadcasters, sports teams, and local music festivals, remain popular, too. With so many opportunities for creative and commercial success, a career in the entertainment industries has never been more exciting for aspiring creative professionals. This course is your roadmap through the complexities of global entertainment.

Know the future

Entertainment industries are constantly changing, especially in the digital era. This course equips you with the critical thinking skills and professional know-how to successfully navigate the dynamic creative practices, industrial structures, and legal mechanisms in such global industries as film, television, music, games, and sports, among others. By graduation, you will learn how to research, implement, and critically assess a range of strategic activities, from identifying talent, developing pitches, and negotiating contracts to engaging culturally diverse audiences and evaluating the impact of new technologies.

Partner with leaders

This course is one of the first and only courses of its kind. It was developed in close collaboration with key entertainment industry professionals and draws heavily from the research of top scholars in the School of Communication, including the Digital Media Research Centre. As such, you will interact throughout the course with industry leaders and the very best teachers in the field. You also will benefit from an original and engaging curriculum design that includes fully integrated work experiences, practical, hands-on projects, global study excursions, and cutting-edge research.

Career outcomes

Our graduates work as producers, researchers, publishers, agents and promoters in diverse areas such as film and television, large-scale performances, radio programming, cultural and games productions, theme parks and more. You will be qualified for roles in organisations that produce entertainment or become self-employed in generating new entrepreneurial forms of entertainment for the future.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries)

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • entertainment industries major (144 credit points)
  • four core units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies: a second major (96 credit points), two minors (48 credit points each), or one minor (48 credit points) and 48 credit points chosen from unit options (electives).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 12

Rank 73

Course information set

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).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

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

2019: CSP $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries)

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