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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Entry requirements


OP 2019


Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification


Commencing 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 degree will help you make your passion for the creative arts your purpose. The Bachelor of Creative Industries will empower you with the skills and knowledge to transform communities through innovative creative practices whilst developing an entrepreneurial mindset. You will take part in a series of Creative Collaboration Labs that will equip you with a knowledge of artistic trends, popular and artistic culture, and the cultural policy environment, and then apply this knowledge to practical projects with high profile industry partners. You will study a blend of creative arts and entrepreneurship core courses covering the practice and business of the creative arts, cross cultural practices and protocols, technical disruption in creative economies, and combine this with your choice of major from:

  • Commercial Music
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Photo Media
  • Screen Development and Curation
  • Sound Design


Commercial Music
Through strong practical focus, you will explore the connection between music, media and environment, and learn to generate musical concepts for short film, targeted promotions, web series and interactive spaces.

Digital Arts
Digital art has revolutionised the way art can be made, distributed and viewed. Beyond virtual and augmented reality, you will learn to create mixed realityexperiences that combine virtual physical worlds, and truly push the boundaries of interactivity.

Through a collaborative and practical approach, you will explore the elements of vocal, movement and stagecraft skills and learn about contemporary theatre, theatre direction, as well as using drama for social action.

Interactive Storytelling
Develop your skills to write, create and publish, in a constantly changing industry. You will explore aspects of creative processes across genres including short fiction, poetry, experimental, and editing for publication.

Photo Media
Through studio practice, master the techniques of digital and analogue photography. You will also develop visual storytelling skills through understanding of lighting, the moving image and other experimental techniques.

Screen Development and Curation
This major explores the impact of culture on screen events and production. You will learn script writing skills in a range of genres and consider the cultural contexts and business models behind how they are financed, realised, and shown to audiences.

Sound Design
Sound plays a crucial role in creating an effect or mood on screen. In this major you will learn about the moving image and soundscape design, location recording and custom sound, across disciplines including film, television, theatre and live performance.

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

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

The degree will prepare you for a career as a highly skilled creative entrepreneur, arts facilitator, arts program manager, creative practitioner, community art consultant, festival producer, or creative consultant who:

  • creates artistic as well as economic and social value;
  • contributes to societal change;
  • works with talented artists and performers;
  • creates opportunities for creative enterprises;
  • helps reshape cultural identity through major installations, festivals, and events.

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
2020 Fee Band 31.0 $387.50 $31,000.00
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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