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  • Complement your creative 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.
  • Design your own degree by exploring your creative talents and choosing a Creative Industries major, as well as studying business.
QTAC course code409182
QUT course code IX34
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2016 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code059596B
  • Academic
  • Actor
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Animator
  • Art Writer
  • Artist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Choreographer
  • Composer
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Creative Writer
  • Curator
  • D.J
  • Dance Teacher
  • Dancer
  • Digital Composer
  • Educator
  • Film Composer
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Government Officer
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Information Officer
  • International Business Specialist
  • Internet Professional
  • Journalist
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Music Agent/Manager
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Sampler
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Technologist
  • Musical Director
  • Musician
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Policy Officer
  • Post-production specialist
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Publishing Professional
  • Recording Engineer
  • Song Writer
  • Sound and Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound/Audio Engineer
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatre Professionals
  • Web Designer


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
  • 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. Details on professional recognition can be found 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 BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).


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

Course Design

This course is made up of 384 credit points. Each component (i.e. Business and Creative Industries) comprises 192 credit points.

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 6 Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

The Creative Industries component is made up of 96 credit points of core units and a Creative Industries major (96 credit points). You can choose a creative industries major from one of animation, art and design history, creative and professional writing, dance studies, drama, entertainment industries, fashion, film, television and screen, interactive and visual design, journalism, literary studies, media and communication, or music.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

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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'll recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

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Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 8

Rank 84

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.

Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

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

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

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

You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

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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.

2016: $13,400 per Study Period (48 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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How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Creative Industries

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  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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