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  • Learn the practical skills required to create original and thought-provoking communications involving strategy, planning and creativity.
  • Develop skills in copywriting, art direction and creative campaign production.
  • Devise campaigns for real products in a wide range of media, leaving you with a complete and professional portfolio.
  • A one semester (two semesters part-time) Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries provides an alternative pathway into this masters program.
QUT course code IX96
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Start month 2017 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 048322G
  • Account Manager
  • Advertising and New Media Professional
  • Advertising Professional
  • Art Director
  • Art Project Manager
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Director
  • Digital Strategist
  • Media Industry Specialist


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 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 manager, digital strategist, and media industry specialist.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in an advertising or relevant field of study with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Relevant field of study include advertising, marketing, business communication, graphic design, visual arts, interactive & visual design, web design, creative writing, journalism, media, social media, new media, film & tv, communications, public relations, creative production & arts management, entertainment industries, mass communications.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2017: $20400 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.

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.

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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 Master of Advertising (Creative 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, 231.43 KB)


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