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  • Kelvin Grove 11
  • Caboolture 14


  • Kelvin Grove 76
  • Caboolture 69

A creative degree tailored to you, with real career outcomes

Build a unique creative career that taps into your passions and aspirations. This cutting edge course prepares you to turn creative employment and entrepreneurial opportunities into real career outcomes. ​

  • Creative professional identity
  • Creative career development and entrepreneurship
  • Creative ideation and innovation
  • Project development and management
  • Industry partnerships and networking, and
  • Interdisciplinary creative work.
QTAC course codeKelvin Grove: 421192. Caboolture: 461192.
QUT course code KK33
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2016 February, July

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

Delivery On campus
  • Caboolture
  • Kelvin Grove
Note: After completion of the first year, Caboolture student transfer to Kelvin Grove campus to complete the course.
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code 056186M
  • Branding Specialist
  • Campaign Manager
  • Communication Strategist
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Events and Festivals Coordinator
  • Fashion Marketer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Journalist
  • Media Producer
  • Music Agent
  • Publicist
  • Web Designer


Our world is increasingly interconnected. In order to make the most of this complexity, successful careers require a breadth of skills and knowledge in more than one discipline area. In the creative industries sector this is particularly the case, with the need for adaptable, cutting-edge, multidisciplinary capabilities along with twenty-first century career and enterprise skills.
QUT’s Bachelor of Creative Industries (BCI) is a creative degree tailored to you, with real career outcomes. It allows you to develop your own creative niche by providing diverse knowledge, creativity and practical skills across a range of self-nominated creative disciplines. This unique ability to study and connect different creative disciplines prepares you for the pursuit of career pathways in the creative industries and beyond. The career and enterprise skills you will develop in this course build your capacity to identify or create exciting career opportunities and enhance your employability.

Why choose this course?

QUT is a global leader in the creative industries with an established reputation for research, industry links and creative practice innovation. 
This course offers flexibility, giving you the option to choose a combination of study areas to suit your individual skills, creative interests and career aspirations.

You will also follow a core pathway that provides you with skills, expertise, knowledge and experience on which to launch your creative career. 
Your BCI core units provide you with well-developed visual, written and oral communication, project management and digital media skills, an up-to-date insight into the creative economy, and an appreciation of creative collaboration. Creative industries work integrated learning (WIL) units in your final year will prepare you for your creative career as an entrepreneur, consultant, project manager or creative practitioner, or give you the hunger for higher degree research.

You will choose a creative industries major and may select a second major to develop a significant depth of knowledge and skill in two discipline areas. Alternatively, you might prefer to develop a breadth of knowledge across three discipline areas by adding two minors to your chosen creative industries major.

Career outcomes

We encourage you to foster your creative passions and shape your future career through complementary study areas. Your combination of study areas will depend on your unique interests and aspirations. Some examples are:
  • Qualified teacher - majors in: art and design history; drama; english; film, television and screen; or music can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education course (check entry requirements for specific teaching areas)
  • Events and festivals coordinator / producer – an entertainment industries major with minors chosen in entertainment marketing, entrepreneurship, public relations or marketing
  • Digital communication – an interactive and visual design major with a second major in advertising
  • Fashion merchandising – a major in fashion communication with minors chosen from interior design, visual arts practice, advertising or marketing
  • Media producer – a major in media and communication with minors chosen from digital media, management or interactive and visual design
  • Publicist – a major in creative and professional writing with a second major in literary studies.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Creative Industries

Your course

Year 1
  • undertake two BCI core units
  • gain communication skills
  • learn how to apply creativity for commercial and artistic gain
  • start your major and minors in first semester
Year 2
  • continue studies in your chosen major(s) and/or minor(s)
  • expand your professional knowledge
  • study visual communication and project management core units
  • gain core skills important for all career paths
Year 3
  • extend your creative skills within your chosen major or minor
  • apply your course knowledge to real-world applications
  • design your career path by choosing two work integrated learning (WIL) units from an industry partner internship program, a project to prepare you to work as a consultant or freelance, a national or international study tour, or units to prepare you for a research career

Core units (6 units)

Your BCI core units provide you with well-developed communication, project management and digital media skills, an up-to-date insight into the creative economy, and an appreciation of creative collaboration.

Primary major (8 units)

Develop skills and knowledge in the history and practices of animation including 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, motion graphics, motion capture and virtual production.

Art and design history
Build the expertise for a career in the arts professions including curatorial work, art criticism and administration. Your knowledge may span architecture, design, visual arts, video and culture.

Creative and professional writing
Explore various genres including fiction, creative non-fiction, media writing, and corporate writing and editing. Enhance your peer-reviewing skills and understanding of the social and generic contexts of creative writing.

Dance studies
Gain skills in contemporary dance, ballet and choreography, and an understanding of the social and historical context of dance. Previously acquired skill, knowledge and physical fitness are required.

Combine performance theory and practice. Study acting, directing, twentieth-century performance theory and practice, events management and performance innovation.

Entertainment industries
Prepare for a career as an entertainment producer, creating and managing entertainment projects and organisations. Gain business, legal and creative skills for diverse roles across the entertainment industries.

Fashion communication
Learn about the history, industry and sustainability of fashion. Develop skills in fashion to prepare for careers in merchandising, product development, fashion styling or fashion journalism. For a career as a professional fashion designer see the Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Fashion) course.

Film, television and screen
Develop a range of understandings in the theory and practice of film, television and screen. Enhance your creative, technical and organisational abilities while building storytelling and communication skills.

Interactive and visual design
Develop contemporary design skills for print media, websites, mobiles and computer games. Prepare for careers in marketing, web design, electronic publishing, interaction design and the creative aspects of game design.

Choose from a range of options to develop an understanding of the journalism 
profession and industry. Be introduced to journalism writing styles and gain insight into specialist areas of reporting.

Literary studies
Gain grounding in a range of works, from Shakespeare to nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture. Enhance your skills in writing and analysis, and understand social and historical contexts.

Media and communication
Explore options to develop an understanding of the professional communication field. Develop skills and knowledge in preparing media material to build and maintain an organisation’s media profile.

Gain a broad understanding of music practice in contemporary social, cultural and economic contexts. Learn skills and gain a theoretical underpinning to support a  career in music within administrative, business or organisational areas.

Second major (8 units)

Select from:
  • Primary majors (as listed above)
  • Creative Industries - Architectural Studies, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture
  • Business - Advertising, entrepreneurship, integrated marketing communication, marketing, public relations
  • Information technology - Games design, online environments
Access to these additional majors may not be available at the Caboolture campus.

Two minors (4 units each minor)

Or, you can select two minors from a variety of areas that may include:
  • advertising, audience and user research, communication for the professions, entrepreneurship, international business, management, marketing, public relations
  • creative writing, literature, modern and popular literature and culture, professional writing
  • studies in behavioural science, behaviour and health, nutrition and physical activity
  • journalism, media and communication, screen studies
  • a range of languages through the Brisbane University Languages Alliance.
  • or other minors available from across the university

Choose electives (2 units)

Choose two additional elective units from the Creative Industries university-wide unit options (electives).


Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs


  • Kelvin Grove 11
  • Caboolture   14


  • Kelvin Grove 76
  • Caboolture   69

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. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. (Film, Television and Screen students only). Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.


2016: CSP $4,700 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2015: CSP $4,700 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

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

More information on the SSAF

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

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


How to apply for Bachelor of Creative Industries

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (Kelvin Grove: 421192. Caboolture: 461192.) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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