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Overview

  • Build a unique creative career that taps into your passions and aspirations.
  • Prepare to turn creative employment and entrepreneurial opportunities into real career outcomes.​
  • Focus on your creative professional identity, career development and entrepreneurship.
  • Develop your creative thinking and innovation, and project management skills.
  • Learn through industry partnerships and networking, and interdisciplinary work.
QTAC course code 421192
QUT course code KK43
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
CRICOS code 056186M
Careers
  • Branding Specialist
  • Campaign Manager
  • Communication Strategist
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Creative Writer
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Drama Teacher
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Events and Festivals Coordinator
  • Fashion Marketer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Media Producer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Music Agent
  • Music Publisher
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatre Professionals
  • Web Designer

Details

Our world is increasingly interconnected. To make the most of this complexity, successful careers require a breadth of skills and knowledge in more than one discipline area. In the creative industries sector this is particularly the case, with the need for adaptable, cutting-edge, multidisciplinary capabilities along with 21st century career and enterprise skills.

The first degree of its kind, our Bachelor of Creative Industries (BCI) allows you to develop your own creative niche by providing diverse knowledge, creativity and practical skills across a range of selected creative disciplines.

Why choose this course?

We are a global leader in the creative industries with an established reputation for industry links, creative practice and innovation.

This course equips you with the creative skills, knowledge and connections to pursue a career in the creative industries and beyond. You’ll be prepared for the real world with studio-based learning, skills in entrepreneurship, real industry challenges, work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities and links to creative start-ups. Options to study and combine different creative disciplines can expand your professional network and help you identify or create your own exciting career path.

You will follow a core pathway that develops your skills, expertise, knowledge and experience, with a focus on:

  • creative professional identity
  • career development and entrepreneurship
  • creative thinking and innovation
  • project management
  • industry partnerships and networking
  • interdisciplinary work.

The course offers flexibility by allowing you to choose a combination of study areas to suit your individual creative interests and career aspirations. To complement your chosen major, you may select a second major from creative industries or across all our courses, to develop depth of knowledge and skills in two discipline areas. Alternatively, you might prefer to develop a wide breath of knowledge across several discipline areas by adding minors and unit options (electives) to your chosen creative industries major.

Career outcomes

This course prepares you for a creative career as an entrepreneur, consultant, project manager or creative practitioner, or for further studies in research. We encourage you to foster your creative passions and to shape your future career through complementary study areas. Some examples are:

  • events and festivals coordinator/producer: an entertainment major with minors in screen studies, entrepreneurship, public relations, or tourism and entertainment marketing
  • digital communicator: majors in interactive and visual design, and advertising, or media and communication
  • fashion merchandiser: a major in fashion communication with minors in interior design, visual arts practice, advertising or marketing
  • media producer: a major in media and communication with minors in digital media, entertainment, management or interactive and visual design
  • publisher: a major in creative and professional writing
  • qualified teacher: studies in creative and professional writing; drama and performance; music and sound; and screen content production could be followed by a two-year Master of Teaching.

Double degrees

The Bachelor of Creative Industries is available as a double degree with:

  • business
  • law
  • health
  • IT.

Combine two bachelor degrees into a single course of study. A double degree allows you to specialise in two fields and pursue different interest areas, gaining a broader range of skills and knowledge, and giving you a competitive advantage and greater career flexibility. This is a popular option for students seeking careers in support roles within the creative industries, or those wanting to work in creative, design or communication roles within other industries.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Creative Industries

Your course

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, and from there you may select a second major to develop a significant depth of knowledge and skill in two discipline areas. Alternatively, you might prefer to develop a wide breath of knowledge across several discipline areas by adding minors and unit options (electives) to your chosen creative industries major.

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Creative Industries, you must 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.
  • Complementary studies - one 96 credit point second major, or two 48 credit point minors, or one 48 credit point minor and four unit options (electives).

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. Saving your electives for exchange will allow you the most flexibility.

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.

    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 13
    Rank 71
    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.

    Additional Costs

    There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. (Screen Content Production students only). Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

    2018: $29,000 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
    6. Gathered supporting documents

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