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  • Kelvin Grove 10
  • Caboolture 13


  • Kelvin Grove 79
  • Caboolture 71

Creative careers for the head and the heart

If you're creative AND logical, passionate AND organised, want a successful career but not a conventional career, our Bachelor of Creative Industries is the course for you.

  • Flexibility to explore your creative talents within two or three study areas, including areas across QUT.
  • Develop knowledge, creativity and practical skills across a range of industries and practice to prepare you for a career as a creative professional.
  • Gain experience and contacts in your industry through professional industry placements and projects.
  • Core units focus on developing communication, project management and digital media skills.
  • Choose independent study options where you can design and implement creative work.
QTAC course codeKelvin Grove: 421192. Caboolture: 461192.
QUT course code KK33
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2014 February, July
Note: Kelvin Grove - February; Caboolture - February and July
Deferment 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 code056186M
  • Advertising Professional
  • Art Project Manager
  • Art Writer
  • Arts Administrator
  • Fashion Professional
  • Internet Professional
  • Journalist
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Music Agent/Manager
  • Music Publisher
  • Project Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Theatre Professionals
  • Visual Artist
  • Web Designer


Interdisciplinary skills and knowledge are integral to the life of a creative professional. Additionally, technology is increasingly central to your creative impulses, providing fresh ways of producing works, new outlets for creative content, and opportunities to promote your projects and performances.

The creative industries are continually evolving and, more and more, its practitioners are successfully creating their own opportunities rather than waiting for the right employment prospect to come along.

QUT's unique Bachelor of Creative Industries (BCI) degree provides diverse knowledge, creativity and practical skills across a range of industries and practice to prepare you for a career as a creative professional.

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.

While flexible, you will follow an established pathway through your creative industries units that provide you with technical expertise, knowledge and experience on which to build your creative career.

Career outcomes

We encourage you to foster your creative passion and shape your future career path through complementary study areas. Some examples are:

  • an interactive and visual design major with minors chosen from game design, music studies, sound design or entrepreneurship to pursue an interest in the multimedia industry
  • the entertainment industries major with minors chosen from performance events and festivals, digital media, public relations or marketing to work as an executive producer or entertainment marketing professional
  • a creative and professional writing major with one of the literature-based second majors or minors to prepare you for a career in publishing
  • majors in dance studies; drama; film; television and screen; or music can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education course, which enables you to become a qualified teacher (check entry requirements for specific teaching areas)
  • a fashion communication major with a second major in interior design for a career as a design professional
  • study pathways that prepare you for further study including honours and masters.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Creative Industries

Design your own degree

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. 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 professional, 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 wide breadth of knowledge across three discipline areas by adding two minors to your chosen creative industries major.

Your course

Year 1

You will undertake two BCI core units, which provide you with well-developed communication skills and teach you how leading creative industries practitioners exploit their creativity for commercial and artistic gain. Study in your majors and/or minors commences from your first semester, so you take control of your creative direction from day one.

Year 2

You will continue your studies in your major(s) and/or minor(s) and enhance your career prospects by undertaking two further BCI core units in visual communication and project management.

Year 3

You will extend your creative skills and knowledge through your majors and/or minors. The WIL program offers end-of-course units in which you can set yourself up for the creative career you desire. You will undertake at least two units that allow you to use the skills and knowledge gained during this course and assist your transition out of university. These units comprise:

  • an internship program with one of our industry partners
  • a creative industries project which can prepare you for work as a freelancer or consultant
  • an international study tour
  • an introduction to research unit which will prepare you for higher degree research study (honours, masters, PhD).


Develop skills and knowledge in the history and practices of animation including drawing, motion and 3D graphics, and real-time modelling for virtual environments.

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.


Learn about the history, industry and sustainability of fashion. Develop skills in fashion communication to prepare for careers in merchandising, product development, fashion styling or fashion journalism.

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 19th- and 20th-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 to prepare 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 practical skills and theory to support a career in music within administrative, business or organisational areas.

Second majors

Second majors may be selected from the creative industries majors or from design - architectural studies, industrial design studies, interior design studies or landscape architecture studies.

Other second major options include advertising, entrepreneurship, games design, integrated marketing communication, marketing, online environments or public relations.

Caboolture students may not be able to access these additional majors at the Caboolture campus.


You can choose up to two minors from Creative Industries or other areas at QUT. These include:

  • advertising, audience and user research, communication for the professions, entrepreneurship, international business, management, marketing, public relations
  • architectural studies, industrial design studies, interior design studies or landscape design studies
  • art, design and architecture; art history; collaborative digital design; fashion;  visual arts practice
  • creative writing, literature, modern and popular literature and culture, professional writing
  • dance studies, drama, lighting design, music studies, performance events and festivals, sound design, scenography
  • journalism, media and communication, screen studies, television
  • Indigenous studies
  • entertainment
  • a range of foreign languages through the Brisbane University Language Alliance.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs


  • Kelvin Grove 10
  • Caboolture 13


  • Kelvin Grove 79
  • Caboolture 71

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.

2014: CSP $4,100 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.

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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


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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If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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