The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
73.10 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

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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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020

AUD33,480 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
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English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40041
CRICOS code: 092847B

Study a degree in creative industries

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.

Why study with us?

  • Strong employment growth with creative job numbers increasing by 40% more than Australia’s working population each year. Locally, NSW is home to 40% of Australia’s creative industries workforce and 57% of Australia’s creative industries services exports.
  • In-demand graduates prepared for careers of the future with highly adaptable skills and the ability to translate creativity into commercial success.
  • Innovate and break the mould: Set yourself up for more than one career through interdisciplinary collaboration across eight diverse areas of study.
  • Strong industry experience: Enrich your learning through hands-on study, interdisciplinary collaboration and solid industry experience.
  • Study what inspires you, maximise your job opportunities and develop your creative interest across a range of study areas and courses.
  • Cutting Edge Facilities: our Creative Industries students study in cutting-edge facilities across a range of specialist venues.

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What you will study

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:

  • market analysis
  • project management
  • business models
  • stakeholder engagement

Creative Industries Majors

The Bachelor of Creative Industries allows you to tailor your studies with flexible major and minor combinations. You can choose a single major, a double minor or a directed pathway where you get maximum breadth with a broader focus across courses and study areas.

Program plans

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.

Additional documents

View the full course list

Career opportunities

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:

  • arts and arts administration
  • advertising and public relations (PR)
  • broadcasting
  • community arts and culture
  • design
  • digital media
  • exhibition management
  • film-making
  • production
  • performance and performance management
  • publishing and print media
  • urban development
  • venue production
  • writing and communications

Practical experience

Practical experience

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.

Major creative project

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.