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OP5

Rank91

Course information set

  • Develop your creative thinking, innovation, entrepreneurial and project management skills, while meeting the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Australia.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
  • Design your own degree by exploring your creative talents and choosing a creative industries major, as well as studying law.
  • Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading law experts.
  • Learn through industry partnerships and networking, and interdisciplinary work.
  • Prepare for a career as an in-house lawyer for cultural institutions, government or regulatory bodies, or in law firms with specialist interests in the creative industries.
QTAC course code409772
QUT course code ID04
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 5.5 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
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
  • Faculty of Law
Course contact
  • Email:
CRICOS code 083023F
Careers
  • Barrister
  • Commercialisation Officer
  • Communication Specialist
  • Communication Strategist
  • Consultant
  • Copywriter
  • Crown Law Officer
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Entertainment Director
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Entertainment Manager
  • Fashion Professional
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Graphic Designer
  • In-House Lawyer
  • Information Designer
  • Lawyer
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Media Producer
  • Music Agent/Manager
  • Music Publisher
  • Patent Lawyer
  • Publicist
  • Publisher
  • Publishing Professional
  • Solicitor
  • Web Designer

Details

Why choose this course?

This course allows you to combine your creative interest with your law qualification. Whether you choose to work in the legal fraternity or within the creative industries, you will graduate with a unique set of skills that will enhance your employment options. You will gain key disciplinary knowledge in your chosen creative major, along with skills in creativity and innovation, as well as a law degree. You can choose a creative industries major from one of creative and professional writing, drama, entertainment industries, fashion communication, film, television and screen, interactive and visual design, media and communication, or music.

Our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study.

Our contemporary law degree prepares you to think ahead and allows you to take advantage of employment opportunities in growth areas or newly emerging sectors, such as intellectual property and technology.

As a law student, you will benefit immediately and into the future from:

Real-world learning

You will study a combination of creative industries and law units in the first four years, with law and elective units only in the final three semesters.

In your first year, you will be introduced to the creative industries and choose the first two units of your chosen major, along with studying the law of torts (negligence, damages and no fault compensation schemes), legal problem solving and criminal law.

In your second year, you can choose an introductory law elective unit and will be required to complete units on legal research and dispute resolution. Introductory units on film and media production and visual communication are on offer, along with two more units from your creative industries major.

Your third year of study will further develop your creative industries skills in the area of your specialisation and you will also hone your knowledge and skills by studying constitutional law, commercial and personal property law, and equity and trusts.

In fourth year, you can choose a general law elective to study alongside real property law, administrative law and evidence, as you advance your creative industries area of specialisation and prepare for the transition to new professional environments.

In your final semesters you will study law and elective units only. The course structure allows you to choose general and advanced elective units that interest you. You will also study civil procedure, ethics, commercial remedies and corporate law, before undertaking a legal research capstone project.

Career outcomes

Graduates may use their combined skills to work as an in-house lawyer for cultural institutions, government or regulatory bodies, or in law firms with specialist interests in the creative industries.

If you choose to pursue a creative career, your legal knowledge will benefit you in the process of commissioning projects, administration, business law and management, intellectual property law, commercial law and contract negotiation.

Professional recognition

This course is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. If you want to become a lawyer at the end of your degree, you will need to complete further practical legal training (PLT) before you can apply for admission to practice. We offer PLT in the form of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Assessment items or practicum

Designed in consultation with industry to ensure you acquire a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, our law programmes support and develop students to successfully transition from university to their legal career.

Law students benefit from innovative, scholarly teaching and learning through:

  • progressive assessments and open book exams
  • an emphasis on independent learning and research skills
  • small groups in core subjects
  • practical skills and industry connections from work placements, industry projects, mock trials, mooting competitions and analysis of real cases and legislation.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 528 credit points comprising 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Creative Industries and 336 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours). You will study creative industries and law units in your first your years and for the remainder of this course you will concentrate on law studies.

Creative Industries component

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 first major.

You will complete:

  • Bachelor of Creative Industries major units - 72 credit points
  • creative industries introductory units - 24 credit points
  • a creative industries first major - 96 credit points from one of the specified first 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.

Law component

Students will complete 336 credit points of core units and a mixture of introductory, general and advanced electives. Students may select 48 credit points of non-law electives or 48 credit points of a university-wide minor in place of four of the general electives. Successful completion of a minor will be recognised on the academic record and or the Australian Higher Education Graduation statement.

The 336 credit point are made up of:

  • core law unit credit points: 240
  • introductory law elective credit points: 12
  • general law elective credit points: 12
  • general law elective credit points or non-law electives: 48
  • advanced law elective credit points: 24

Law honours-level units

96 credit points of the following honours units will be used to determine the honours levels of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program:

  • LLH201 Legal Research
  • LLH206 Administrative Law
  • LLH302 Ethics and the Legal Profession
  • LLH305 Corporate Law
  • LLH401 Legal Research Capstone (24 cps)
  • two advanced level 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 5

Rank 91

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.

2018: CSP $8,600 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.

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.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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  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 (409772) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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