Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
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3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
3 years full-time.
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Discover your passion and create your world.
Open your eyes to the possibilities – become a trailblazer with the entrepreneurial skills to innovate across a range of creative industries.
The Bachelor of Creative Industries is a breakthrough degree designed for those looking to make real cultural, political and social impact through innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to creative output.
Whether you are planning to be a solo practitioner, part of a start-up, or just want to maximise your opportunity for employment across a range of sectors, the Bachelor of Creative Industries will prepare you for careers of the future.
The Bachelor of Creative Industries allows you to tailor your studies with flexible course combinations and pathways. You can choose a single major, a double minor or a directed pathway where you get maximum breadth with a broader focus across study areas.
The courses in our creative industries degree focus on digital literacies, social innovation, business capabilities and entrepreneurial activities.
It is a three-year, interdisciplinary degree with a dual focus – combining a creative major with core courses that emphasise skills essential to entrepreneurial activity, such as:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
The creative industries is one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic segments of the national economy. In recent years, salaries and wages in creative employments rose by an additional $10 billion from $26 to $36 billion within 5 years.
The Bachelor of Creative Industries is expressly designed to develop entrepreneurial and career-savvy graduates with highly employable skills. Whether you’re directing, supporting or delivering creative content, this degree will prepare you for exciting roles focused around creative and social innovation.
The creative industries encompasses a wide range of employment within both creative and non-creative sectors including:
Our creative industries degree ensures that you graduate work-ready with strong entrepreneurial and innovative skills. You will learn using our cutting-edge facilities, purpose-built labs, creative spaces, industry-standard technologies and thriving commercial creative venues.
Whatever your selected study pathway, the degree's strong vocational focus integrates seamlessly with numerous practical experience opportunities to develop and showcase your skills.
Throughout your studies, you will enjoy many opportunities to practice and showcase your skills. This will culminate in the completion of your major creative project in a real-world environment. In your third year, you will have the exciting opportunity to conceptualise, apply and showcase your knowledge and skills through this project. This gives you important real-world experience that employers find attractive.