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  • Develop skills required to create original and thought-provoking communications involving strategy, planning and creativity.
  • Devise campaigns for real products in a wide range of media, building a complete and professional portfolio.
  • Complete in 1 semester full-time, or 2 semesters part-time.
QUT course code IF94
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 6 months full-time
1 year part-time
Start month 2014 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code048325E
  • Advertising Professional


Creative advertising is all about ideas.

Join our intensive creative advertising postgraduate program to learn the practical skills required to derive and execute your own great advertising ideas.

A unique suite of units offered by the Creative Industries Faculty and QUT Business School provides you with the skills to create stunning, original and thought-provoking communications involving strategy, planning and creativity.

Why choose this course?

Throughout this challenging hands-on course, taught by industry professionals, you will learn to unleash your creativity from week one. You will develop your skills in copywriting, art direction and creative campaign production all within a theoretical perspective. From idea conception to delivery, you will learn how to work to a client’s brief and how to present your ideas effectively.

If you are looking to freshen up your skills or make a career move into the exciting world of creative advertising, this is the ideal place to develop your skills to industry standard. You will devise campaigns for real products in a wide range of media, resulting in a thorough and professional portfolio.

This course prepares you for a range of exciting career options including: advertising and new media professional, creative director, copywriter, art director, account management, digital strategist, and media industry specialist.

Entry requirements

  • A completed recognised Bachelor Degree (or higher award) in any discipline; or
  • A completed recognised AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma plus 5 years professional work experience; or
  • 7 years professional work experience

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: $9,800 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

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a FEE-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 Graduate Certificate in Advertising

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Application for postgraduate course admission form (PDF file, 268.46 KB)


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