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  • Develop the leadership, management and administration skills needed to run productions, events and festivals.
  • Develop practical skills in an industry-linked learning environment, taught by industry professionals.
  • Study arts management, festival and event production, entrepreneurship, marketing and professional communication.
  • Opportunities for mentoring and internship with local and national leaders in festivals in events.
QUT course code KK88
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1.5 years full-time
Start month 2016 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code 064900A
  • Administrator
  • Art Project Manager
  • Arts Administrator
  • Government Officer
  • Information Officer
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Public Servant
  • Theatre Professionals


As short-run productions, projects, events and festivals become the norm for the creative industries, the need for highly effective and educated event managers and producers has never been greater. These creative industries professionals require a range of skills and knowledge, including an awareness of current industrial agendas and trends, leadership skills, management and administration skills, communication skills, and effective market and audience development strategies.

Why choose this course?

This course offers an industry-linked learning environment where professionals and academics in the field deliver informed, practical content. Connections with local and national leaders in festivals and events will ensure you benefit from their experience, mentorship and real-world project or internship opportunities. You will graduate with enhanced creative industries networks and the confidence to develop your own entrepreneurial projects, events and programs.

You can choose to study the areas most relevant to your professional development, including arts, cultural and entertainment industries policy; arts management; entertainment management; event, festival and venue management; entrepreneurship; enterprise development; law; marketing; and professional communication. Assessment projects are practical and can be customised to your own interests and development needs as a producer of visual arts, theatre, dance, music, new media projects, television or film programs and events.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in a creative and / or production arts management field with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).


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.

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.

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