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We are a world leader in arts, media and design teaching and research. You'll be inspired by our internationally recognised academic staff and state-of-the-art spaces for learning, performing and creating.

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OP and selection rank thresholds are only a guide, based on the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018. Courses may be harder or easier to get into each year, depending on their popularity and how many places we have available - it's about supply and demand.

Overview

Work in a creative environment

At QUT, you'll have access to industry-standard facilities and studios. Our world-leading Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove is the most technically advanced creative space in Australia. Our School of Design, located at our city-based Gardens Point campus, offers the largest range of design disciplines in Australia.

Gain real world experience

As part of your degree you'll collaborate across creative disciplines with both your peers and with industry mentors. Get industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning program, which allows you to hone your skills and build industry networks and enhance your work opportunities.

Overseas opportunities

Broaden your horizons and experience leading international creative practices. You could study overseas on exchange with one of international partner institutions, take part in a study tour or undertake an overseas internship. Design students can take the additional step of incorporating one year of overseas studies into their degree by studying the Bachelor of Design – International.

Create a flexible future

Our double degrees have been developed to meet emerging demands from industry for graduates with specific combinations of skills. These skill sets will enable you to forge unique careers, establish new creative enterprises, and can give you a competitive edge when it comes to your future.

Pursue creative opportunities

"At QUT my eyes were opened to the diverse ways in which creativity can be applied to so many professions. It's the reason I decided to pursue my career as a creative technologist. I see the potential for technology to truly create positive social change."
Jessie Hughes - New Media Artist and VR Filmaker

Creative practice

Creative practice brings together a range of creative disciplines, encouraging collaboration that's reflective of the real-world creative industries. Our courses provide you with a space to create, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to explore the future of professional creative practice with curiosity and courage.

Undergraduate courses

Single degrees

QUT is a global leader in the creative industries. Choose a combination of study areas to suit your creative interests and aspirations, and help you develop your creative niche.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056186M

Gain a distinctive edge with intensive training for film and stage, small group sizes and superb facilities.

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

Explore animated filmmaking, visual effects, game development and the visual arts in this studio-based course. Work on real projects or your individual practice.

OP 10

Selection rank 78

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

Work intensively on your writing and graduate with real-world skills keenly sought by employers.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

This course has a reputation for preparing Australia’s future dance artists. Combine intensive full-time dance training with a university academic program.

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

If you’re passionate about dance teaching, research or arts management, this is the course for you. Work alongside professionals in an Australian or international project.

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

Build a career in drama and performance. Explore directing, designing, teaching and creative producing. Learn from professionals with connections to industry.

OP 11

Selection rank 76

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

Our graduates have won Oscars, Emmys and BAFTAs. Gain skills in producing, writing, sound, cinematography or directing across documentary, television and digital platforms.

OP 7

Selection rank 86

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

Create new music from first year. Experience live and recording studio environments. Choose creative technologies, music performance and recording or composing for media.

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

Study stage management, lighting, sound, props, costume, stage mechanics and theatre design, and gain experience working across a range of events.

OP 10

Selection rank 78

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

Gain substantial experience across media including video, photography, installation, printmaking, painting, drawing and sculpture, with the option to pursue additional study areas.

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

Double degrees

Combine business and creative industries for careers including entertainment industries producer, events manager, creative entrepreneur or social media marketer.

OP 9

Selection rank 81

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 059596B

Combine business and animation to gain business knowledge and hands-on experience in animated filmmaking, visual effects, game development and the visual arts.

OP 9

Selection rank 81

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 064813M

Combine business and creative writing to gain a competitive advantage in careers as a creative writer, publishing professional or public relations consultant.

OP 9

Selection rank 81

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 064813M

Combine business and drama to gain business knowledge for careers including performing arts marketing, management and stage management.

OP 9

Selection rank 81

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 064813M

Use expertise from film, screen and new media combined with skills from business for a career within the advertising and corporate sectors or start your own specialised business.

OP 7

Selection rank 86

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 064813M

Combine visual arts with business to broaden your skills and establish a career as a project manager, artist, manager, marketer, consultant or administrator.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 064813M

Combine creative industries and human services for careers in youth or disability arts, rehabilitation in corrective services, or community and cultural development.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 058291E

Merge your creative and IT skills for opportunities in content production, communications, graphic design and games development.

OP 11

Selection rank 76

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 059227E

Combine creative industries and law for a career as an in-house lawyer for cultural institutions, or a lawyer with special interests in creative industries.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 083023F

Combine education and creative writing for a teaching career, explore other opportunities in educational settings, or create content for the creative industries.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

Combine education and dance for a teaching career, explore other opportunities in educational settings, or create content for the creative industries.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

Combine education and drama for a teaching career, explore other opportunities in educational settings, or create content for the creative industries.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

Combine education and film studies for a teaching career, explore other opportunities in educational settings, or create content for the creative industries.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

Combine education and music for a teaching career, explore other opportunities in educational settings, or create content for the creative industries.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

Combine education and visual arts for a teaching career, explore other opportunities in educational settings, or create content for the creative industries.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

Combine writing skills and law for roles such as in-house lawyer, solicitor in private practice, policy adviser, intellectual property lawyer, or crime writer.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 083024E

Combine film studies and law for a career as a director, media lawyer involved in copyright disputes or talent agreements, or film maker specialising in crime or legal content.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 083024E

Postgraduate courses

Doctoral

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 069963A
Duration
3 - 4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 006367J

Communication

Our courses provide a job-ready balance of communication skills and creative thinking. Get hands-on experience in industry-standard newsrooms, studios, post-production and editing suits for radio, television, online and print production, and find success in a wide variety of communication and entertainment careers in Australia and overseas.

Undergraduate courses

Single degrees

Gain the creative skills needed for advertising and public relations. Tailor your studies to meet your career goals and undertake work-integrated learning in your final year.

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096577J

Undertake communication studies with an emphasis on digital innovation, industry placements and connections. Take advantage of rising demand for digital media skills.

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096577J

This course is the first and only of its kind. Study the creative, industry and legal aspects of global entertainment and access work experience, hands-on projects and study trips

OP 12

Selection rank 73

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096577J

Learn to prepare and present news on social channels, and across print, broadcast and online platforms. Access newsrooms and studios and learn from working professionals.

OP 8

Selection rank 84

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096577J

Prepare for careers in professional settings in small and large organisations such as corporate writer, media adviser, editor, publisher or reviewer.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096577J

QUT is a global leader in the creative industries. Choose a combination of study areas to suit your creative interests and aspirations, and help you develop your creative niche.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056186M

Work intensively on your writing and graduate with real-world skills keenly sought by employers.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

Double degrees

Combine business and digital media to take advantage for the rising demand for digital management and analytical skills in a range of roles and industries.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096579G

Combine business and entertainment industries to enhance local and global career opportunities in roles such as managing major entertainment projects.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096579G

Combine business and journalism for a journalism career with a specialty in finance, international affairs or politics, or work as a media executive, business analyst or researcher.

OP 8

Selection rank 84

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096579G

Combine business and professional communication for a career as a media or entertainment producer, public relations consultant or international business specialist.

OP 8

Selection rank 84

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096579G

Combine digital media and IT for careers in web design, graphic design, illustration, project management, web application design or social media management.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096583M

Combine digital media and justice studies for communication or justice roles in law enforcement, intelligence and security, or crime prevention.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096582A

Combine digital media and law for careers applying your legal expertise in the communication industries, or your media skills in legal areas such as privacy, freedom of speech or criminal law.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096578G

Combine entertainment industries and law to work as a lawyer specialising in clients in entertainment arena, or as a producer or director of entertainment productions.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096578G

Combine journalism and justice for roles including journalist with a specialty in areas of justice, media manager for legal environments, or analyst of legal matters for media organisations.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096582A

Combine journalism and law to work as a solicitor, barrister or in-house lawyer for a media organisation, or as a journalist covering law, politics, crime and foreign affairs.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096578G

Combine journalism with science and use your skills as a science communicator, a field of growing demand with opportunities in the public and private sector.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096584K

Combine communication and justice for roles such as communications manager, in-house writer or public relations specialist for organisations in the justice field.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096582A

Combine communication and nutrition studies to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diet-related disease through mass communication.

OP 11

Selection rank 76

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096580C

Combine communication and public health to promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent the spread of disease and improve education.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096581B

Combine communication and science for a career communicating scientific concepts, research and outcomes across corporate, policy and government sectors.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096584K

Combine education and creative writing for a teaching career, explore other opportunities in educational settings, or create content for the creative industries.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

Postgraduate courses

Masters

Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
External

CRICOS 095410G

Doctoral

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 069963A
Duration
3 - 4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 006367J

Design

Learn the strong design engagement principals you need to bring your ideas to life, and find solutions to real-world problems and social issues. Our hands-on creative environments will allow you to develop your own style and build you portfolio throughout your studies, while our connections to industry will help lay the foundations for your future career through internships and showcase events.

Undergraduate courses

Single degrees

QUT is a global leader in the creative industries. Choose a combination of study areas to suit your creative interests and aspirations, and help you develop your creative niche.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056186M

Architecture at QUT is recognised internationally for our focus on innovation and sustainable development. Undertake architectural design projects in studio settings.

OP 8

Selection rank 84

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096565B

Our fashion degree is the longest running fashion degree in Queensland and provides industry-standard facilities. Graduates have launched internationally successful careers.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096565B

Architecture at QUT is recognised internationally for our focus on innovation and sustainable development. Prior work experience or studies required

Selection rank 84

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 079947G

Create products, services and systems to improve people’s everyday lives. Prepare for your career with hands-on design units, study tours and internships.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096565B

Shape our interactions with technology, devices, apps and websites. Be prepared for your career with design studio units, work experience and international study tours.

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096565B

In this internationally recognised course you’ll undertake interior design projects in practical studio settings and learn from award-winning practitioners.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096565B

Study with one of Australia’s principal landscape educators. You’ll work on real-world projects in studio settings and gain knowledge of emerging industry trends.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096565B

Prepare to work as a visual communication designer across traditional and new interactive media forms. Build your expertise in professional studio settings.

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096565B

Architecture at QUT is recognised internationally for innovation and sustainable development. This course combines your architecture degree with a year of international studies.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096566A

Our fashion degree is the longest running fashion degree in Queensland. This course combines your fashion degree with a year of international studies.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096566A

As an industrial designer, create products, services and systems to improve people’s everyday lives. This course combines your design degree with a year of international studies.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096566A

As an interaction designer, shape our interactions with technology, devices, apps and websites. This course combines your des degree with a year of international studies.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096566A

Undertake interior design projects in practical studio settings and learn from award-winning practitioners. This course combines your design degree with a year of international studies.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096566A

You’ll work on real-world projects in studio settings and gain knowledge of emerging industry trends. This course combines your design degree with a year of international studies.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096566A

Prepare to work as a visual communication designer across traditional and new interactive media forms. This course combines your design degree with a year of international studies.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096566A

Explore animated filmmaking, visual effects, game development and the visual arts in this studio-based course. Work on real projects or your individual practice.

OP 10

Selection rank 78

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 056185A

Learn both the creative and technical aspects of game development. You’ll study current and emerging animation techniques and develop your skills with practice-based projects.

OP 11

Selection rank 76

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 092648J

Learn both the creative and technical aspects of game development. You’ll gain hands-on game design skills to create interesting and unique game worlds.

OP 11

Selection rank 76

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 092648J

Double degrees

Combine business and architecture to create environments that make a positive impact, or for careers in management, marketing or other business aspects of design organisations.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096576K

Combine business and fashion to work internationally in roles such as fashion buying, fashion marketer, fashion business analyst, design forecaster and fashion entrepreneur.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096567M

Combine business and industrial design for careers in industrial design management, strategic design, creative business ownership, entrepreneurship and business start-up ventures.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096567M

Combine business and interaction design to gain cutting-edge design skills, learn to think creatively and critically, and prepare for careers in design, technology or innovation.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096567M

Combine business and interior architecture to produce interior spaces that enhance quality of life, or for careers in management, marketing or other business aspects of design organisations.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096567M

Combine business and landscape architecture to develop outdoor spaces with positive impact or for careers in management, marketing or other business aspects of design organisations.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096567M

Combine business and visual communication for careers including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicator in an advertising agency, or digital content designer.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096567M

Combine architecture and engineering for careers in a range of fields including architecture, project management, property development, construction or civil engineering.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096574A

Combine architecture and property economics for careers researching, developing, valuing and designing property for investment in commercial and government sectors.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096571D

Combine architecture with construction to work as a valued architect and project manager in the building industry, using your skills in design, costing and supply management.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096573B

Combine industrial design and engineering to create innovative, sustainable and user-friendly products and systems.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096569J

Combine industrial design and law for a career as an in-house lawyer for industrial designers or new product developers, or intellectual property lawyer.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096568K

Combine interaction design and engineering to work in the fields of product design, product development, structural engineering, transport engineering and consultancy.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096569J

Combine interaction design and IT for roles including interactive media designer, usability specialist, information architect or graphic designer.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096570E

Combine interior architecture with property economics and use your investment and creative skills to optimise returns and manage the performance of properties.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096572C

Combine interior architecture with construction to design, plan and manage the construction, renovation or enhancement of internal spaces.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096573B

Combine landscape architecture and engineering to work in roles such as structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, landscape architect and environmental engineer.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096569J

Combine landscape architecture with science to enhance your understanding of environmental impacts of mining, tourism and urban development.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096575M

Combine landscape architecture with urban and regional planning to enhance established neighbourhoods, and shape new suburbs, cities and regions.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096573B

Postgraduate courses

Masters

Duration
1 years full-time
1 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 056390G
Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
External

CRICOS 095410G

Doctoral

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 069963A
Duration
3 - 4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 006367J