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Overview

  • Complement your creative and entrepreneurial skills with core business knowledge for a competitive professional advantage.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Combine your creative industries major with a major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
  • Develop your creative thinking and innovation, and project management skills.
  • Learn through industry partnerships and networking, and interdisciplinary work.
QTAC course code 409182
QUT course code ID01
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
  • Creative Industries Faculty
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CRICOS code 059596B
Careers
  • Administrator
  • Advertising and New Media Professional
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Branding Specialist
  • Campaign Manager
  • Communication Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Creative Writer
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Drama Teacher
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Events and Festivals Coordinator
  • Fashion Marketer
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Information Officer
  • International Business Specialist
  • Internet Professional
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Producer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Music Agent/Manager
  • Music Publisher
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Policy Officer
  • Post-production specialist
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Publicist
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatre Professionals
  • Web Designer

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Details

Why choose this course?

Equip yourself for an inspiring career in the growth and development of creative industries.

Creative businesses continue to establish themselves worldwide, so not only will you be able to use this degree globally, but your combined skills and knowledge will also enhance your value to traditional as well as creative businesses.

You will complete six Bachelor of Creative Industries core units as well as one creative industries major and two elective units. Your business degree component includes eight business core units and eight business major units.

Some of the combinations of business and creative industries include:

  • media and communication and advertising
  • film, television and screen with marketing
  • creative and professional writing and public relations.

Career outcomes

Graduates work in a diverse range of interesting careers, taking on positions such as:

  • entertainment industries producer
  • events manager
  • creative entrepreneur
  • social media marketer
  • entertainment marketing professional.

Career outcomes will depend largely on the choice of major or specialisation undertaken within creative industries.

Professional recognition

Students may be eligible for membership to a number of professional bodies depending on choice of major and unit selection in their business degree. Find details on professional recognition under the individual majors of the Bachelor of Business (BS05).

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in Bachelor of Business (Honours) (BS63).

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Creative Industries

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points comprising 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Creative Industries. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

The business component is made up of 96 credit points of Business School core units and 96 credit points of units from a business major. The business majors are accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, public relations. Accountancy students will complete 10 major units and six Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

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 major.

You will complete:

  • Core units - 72 credit points
  • Creative Industries introductory units - 24 credit points
  • A Creative Industries major - 96 credit points from one of the specified 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.

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.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I did not complete secondary school in Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

    Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

    We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

    Subject prerequisites

    Accountancy, Finance, Economics and Marketing majors require Maths A, B or C. You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

    I completed secondary school in Australia

    Guide to entry cut-offs

    These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

    OP 8
    Rank 84
    Did you get an OP 1-5?

    If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 6.0
    Writing 6.0
    Reading 6.0
    Listening 6.0
    Overall 6.5

    Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

    We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

    Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

    If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

    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.

    2018: $28,900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    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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    4. Checked costs and scholarships
    5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
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