Bachelor of Creative Industries

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

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Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge


OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

This program is scheduled to commence in 2019.

The Bachelor of Creative Industries is designed to attract students with the aspiration for non-performer career outcomes. Graduates will be ready for the workforce with a combined skillset in their own practice and in all aspects of the design, launch and running of a business. Positioned as an interdisciplinary future focused program, an entrepreneurial mindset will be instilled from the outset to engage and challenge students in the practice and business of the creative arts. Bringing together the performing arts and technical production elements, the program will be embedded in the local context of living arts and building creative communities and underpinned with managed areas of creative collaboration across existing schools in the Arts, Education and Law Group. The program will connect with the community and drive creative collaboration through industry partnerships.


You can choose from the following majors:

  • Sound Design
  • Drama
  • Creative Writing
  • ¬†Photo Media

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Creative Industries may be undertaken full-time or part-time at the Gold Coast campus. As a full-time student, you will generally attend 12-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 6-8 hours of scheduled classes per week.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Creative Industries you will be well positioned with an interdisciplinary future focus and entrepreneurial mindset in the practice and business of the creative arts.

Sound Design
Sound Operator (Film and TV), Live Sound Recordist (Events, Film and TV), Post-Production SoundEngineer, Sound Designer.

Playwright, Theatre Professional and/or Administrator, Arts Educator/Facilitator, Community Art.

Creative Writing
Advertising Copywriter, Arts Administrator, Creative Director, Digital Copywriter, Editorial Assistant, Magazine Journalist, Newspaper Journalist, Writer.

Photo Media
Photographer, Photojournalist, Graphic Designer, Press Photographer, Television Camera Operator, Illustrator, Magazine Features Editor.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Creative Industries (1609)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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