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OP13

Rank71

Course information set

  • Build a unique creative career that taps into your passions and aspirations.
  • Prepare to turn creative employment and entrepreneurial opportunities into real career outcomes.
  • Focus on your creative professional identity, career development and entrepreneurship.
  • Develop your creative thinking and innovation, and project management skills.
  • Learn through industry partnerships and networking, and interdisciplinary work.
QTAC course code421192
QUT course code KK43
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
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 056186M
Careers
  • Branding Specialist
  • Campaign Manager
  • Communication Strategist
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Creative Writer
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Drama Teacher
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Events and Festivals Coordinator
  • Fashion Marketer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Media Producer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Music Agent
  • Music Publisher
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatre Professionals
  • Web Designer

Details

Our world is increasingly interconnected. 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 21st century career and enterprise skills.

The first degree of its kind, our Bachelor of Creative Industries (BCI) allows you to develop your own creative niche by providing diverse knowledge, creativity and practical skills across a range of selected creative disciplines.

Why choose this course?

We are a global leader in the creative industries with an established reputation for industry links, creative practice and innovation.

This course equips you with the creative skills, knowledge and connections to pursue a career in the creative industries and beyond. You’ll be prepared for the real world with studio-based learning, skills in entrepreneurship, real industry challenges, work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities and links to creative start-ups. Options to study and combine different creative disciplines can expand your professional network and help you identify or create your own exciting career path.

You will follow a core pathway that develops your skills, expertise, knowledge and experience, with a focus on:

  • creative professional identity
  • career development and entrepreneurship
  • creative thinking and innovation
  • project management
  • industry partnerships and networking
  • interdisciplinary work.

The course offers flexibility by allowing you to choose a combination of study areas to suit your individual creative interests and career aspirations. To complement your chosen major, you may select a second major from creative industries or across all our courses, to develop depth of knowledge and skills in two discipline areas. Alternatively, you might prefer to develop a wide breath of knowledge across several discipline areas by adding minors and unit options (electives) to your chosen creative industries major.

Career outcomes

This course prepares you for a creative career as an entrepreneur, consultant, project manager or creative practitioner, or for further studies in research. We encourage you to foster your creative passions and to shape your future career through complementary study areas. Some examples are:

  • events and festivals coordinator/producer: an entertainment major with minors in screen studies, entrepreneurship, public relations, or tourism and entertainment marketing
  • digital communicator: majors in interactive and visual design, and advertising, or media and communication
  • fashion merchandiser: a major in fashion communication with minors in interior design, visual arts practice, advertising or marketing
  • media producer: a major in media and communication with minors in digital media, entertainment, management or interactive and visual design
  • publisher: a major in creative and professional writing
  • qualified teacher: studies in creative and professional writing; drama and performance; music and sound; and screen content production could be followed by a two-year Master of Teaching.

Double degrees

The Bachelor of Creative Industries is available as a double degree with:

  • business
  • law
  • health
  • IT.

Combine two bachelor degrees into a single course of study. A double degree allows you to specialise in two fields and pursue different interest areas, gaining a broader range of skills and knowledge, and giving you a competitive advantage and greater career flexibility. This is a popular option for students seeking careers in support roles within the creative industries, or those wanting to work in creative, design or communication roles within other industries.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Creative Industries

Your course

The core of the program centres on Creative Enterprise studios that offer authentic, problem-based activities, coupled with work integrated learning, skills in entrepreneurship and commercial links that engage in creative start-ups. Early in your degree, you choose two introductory units to experience your preferred majors. Using this experience, you then decide upon a creative industries major, and from there you 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 breath of knowledge across several discipline areas by adding minors and unit options (electives) to your chosen creative industries major.

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Creative Industries, you must complete:

  • Core units - 72 credit points
  • Creative Industries introductory units - 24 credit points
  • A Creative Industries major - 96 credit points from one of the specified majors including: Creative and Professional Writing; Media and Communication; Drama and Performance; Entertainment; Fashion Communication; Interactive and Visual Design; Music and Sound; and Screen Content Production.
  • Complementary studies - one 96 credit point second major, or two 48 credit point minors, or one 48 credit point minor and four 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. Saving your electives for exchange will allow you the most flexibility.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 13

Rank 71

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.

Additional Costs

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

2018: CSP $7,300 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.

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.

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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 (421192) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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