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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 code 409182: Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point
QUT course code IX34
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Creative Industries Faculty
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CRICOS code 059596B
  • Administrator
  • Advertising and New Media Professional
  • Animator
  • Art Project Manager
  • Art Writer
  • Arts Administrator
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Branding Specialist
  • Campaign Manager
  • Communication Strategist
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Creative Writer
  • Curator
  • Dance Teacher
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Drama Teacher
  • Educator
  • 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
  • Journalist
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • 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


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. 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 communication; film, television and screen; interactive and visual design; journalism; literary studies; media and communication; or music.

Study Overseas

Study overseas while gaining credit towards your QUT 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 either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I did not complete secondary school in Australia

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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 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.

    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: $28900 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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