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Guide to entry cut-offs
Learn the business, legal and creative skills needed for work in live performances, events, sport, online gaming, film, television, videos and radio production.
Graduates work as producers, researchers, publishers, agents or promoters within the growing entertainment industries.
Gain experience and contacts in your industry through professional industry placements and projects.
Choose independent study options where you can design and implement creative work.
|QTAC course code||421152|
|QUT course code
||3 years full-time
2015 & 2016
You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.
- Kelvin Grove
- Gardens Point
- Creative Industries Faculty
Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
- Entertainment Entrepreneur
- Entertainment Manager
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You’re part of a new generation, ready for the challenge of leadership in the evolving and rapidly growing entertainment industries. Producing entertainment is your dream and you want to deliver a superior entertainment experience to audiences. Accordingly, you aspire to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in creativity, business and law. You’re ready to start a career in the exciting and thriving global entertainment industries.
Entertainment has never been more important. The entertainment industry is diverse and incorporates live performances, events, sport, online gaming, film, television, videos and radio productions. Producers of entertainment are not only focused on engaging existing audiences but also audiences of the future.
Why choose this course?
The Bachelor of Entertainment Industries will train you to work as an entertainment producer who will originate, design and run entertainment projects. The entertainment industries are thriving and growing in Brisbane, Australia and internationally. Entertainment is a recession-proof industry and is projected to be worth $2.1 trillion globally by 2015.
This course was designed in close collaboration with key producers in the entertainment industries. Strong industry involvement in the development and ongoing delivery of the course ensures you will benefit from practical experiences, original and engaging learning exercises and direct contact with entertainment producers. Currently, our industry partners include Nova radio in Brisbane, Warner Bros. Movie World theme park and the Ekka.
You will gain unique skills and knowledge from the combination of expertise in creative industries, business and law. Further, you will have the opportunity to supplement your studies in entertainment and gain additional career advantage by choosing a second major. Together, this diverse range of experience will prepare you for the business of producing entertainment in the modern world.
Graduates may work as producers, researchers, publishers, agents or promoters within the growing entertainment industries. The industry is diverse and includes entertainment in the context of events, large-scale performances, radio programming, theme parks and more. You will be employed by an organisation that produces entertainment or become self-employed in generating new forms of entertainment for the future.
Our graduates find employment in careers such as music development at Universal Music Sydney, youth officer for Disney Cruiselines, events and promotions at Nova 106.9, event management at EB Games, music festival and promotions coordinator in Montreal, entertainment development with Matthew Hayden’s The Hayden Way cricket company, independent band manager and music blogger, head video producer at FIIK Skateboards, events at Suncorp Stadium, program developer at Cineplex, and booking agent at The Harbour Agency. One student has started her own artist management, promotion and music events company, Hand Games.
Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Entertainment Industries
You will meet real-life entertainment producers and be introduced to their work, as well as visit entertainment companies. Learning how entertainment works and how to identify the key characteristics of successful entertainment will be included in your studies. An investigation of how entertainment circulates globally will complement an analysis of global entertainment genres like soap operas and theme parks, and specific places like Hollywood and Bollywood. You will be introduced to the business, creative and legal sides of working as an entertainment producer.
You will learn how to sell your entertainment products through marketing concepts including segmentation and management information systems, and explore marketing specialisations such as services marketing, emarketing and strategic marketing. You will also meet lawyers who work in entertainment and be introduced to how the legal system affects entertainment production. Working with entertainment producers in order to learn how to balance business and creativity, and design proposals for entertainment projects are included in your second year.
You will make contact with entertainment companies operating in Brisbane and map the sector of potential employers, as well as learn how to manage an entertainment project. Your studies in entertainment marketing will be extended and you will gain a thorough understanding of how marketing works in the various entertainment sectors. As you prepare to go out into the real world you will learn about entertainment law and legal issues including copyright, intellectual property and contract law. By the time you graduate you will also have undertaken at least one industry placement or project as part of your studies which will ensure you graduate with professional experience and network contacts.
Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
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Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
The recent federal budget has proposed a number of changes to the funding of higher education which, if implemented, will impact upon costs to Commonwealth supported students from 1 January 2016. Eligible students will still be able to use HECS-HELP (Higher Education Loan Program) to defer payment. It is important to note that the changes are proposals only, subject to the passage of Commonwealth legislation. QUT will be in a position to consider fees for 2016 and beyond once the legislation has been through the houses of parliament. Proposed changes to tuition fees.
2016: CSP rates will be available from 1 October 2015
(subject to annual review)
2015: CSP $3,900 per Study Period (48 credit points)
(subject to annual review)
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