The University of Newcastle, Australia

Information Technology Major

Study a major in Information Technology for Creative Industries

Studying the Information Technology major gives students the opportunity to learn the central roles of IT and digitisation within the Creative Industries.

A major in Information Technology involves a fusion of hands-on learning using industry-based case studies, practical examples and exciting creative projects. Within the IT major, you will:

  • Study the use and application of IT to directly support the creative process
  • Learn how IT and the information systems are employed indirectly to support administration and business processes
  • Learn how to apply IT concepts such as apps, digital entertainment, and virtualisation in real-world settings

What jobs can you get with an information technology major?

When you study IT major, you learn computing skills valued in a variety of industries. You will graduate with a unique combination of both technological and creative abilities. In a market where technical skills and creativity don't always go hand in hand, the fusion is highly attractive to employers.

In the ever-growing fields of digital innovation and media, this area of study will provide many pathways, career opportunities and growth across multiple industries in Australia and around the world.

Suitable for arts and communications students with:

  • An interest in learning more about the use of technology in business, media and entertainment.
  • Goals to work in a career where the management of information technology and programming are key aspects of the role.
  • A commitment to designing and implementing IT solutions for effective project management.

What do you learn in an information technology major?

Study a major in Information Technology and you will learn about designing and implementing IT solutions for use in diverse industries. You can study courses in:

  • Information Technology for Business: The business course stream focuses on IT solutions from a corporate perspective. You’ll learn about relevant information technology software, systems and theories applicable to commercial activities. Your courses will also focus on the complexities of human-computer interaction.
  • Programming: Students will study courses in programming. You’ll learn how to program HTML code as well as other digital languages. In your programming courses you’ll study documentation, data elements, sequence, selection and iteration. Students will also develop the knowledge they need to effectively manage IT projects, including applications development.
  • IT Specialties for Media and Entertainment: Students of the IT major will have the option to specialise in a variety of media and entertainment courses. In this course stream you’ll learn about designing IT solutions for use in media production companies, as well as creative skills. You can focus on gaming, social media, blogging, interactive media and applications.

For details on program structure, please refer to the Bachelor of Creative Industries handbook.

Which degrees include this major?

The Bachelor of Creative Industries and any associated degree program allow you to study a major in Information Technology:

Bachelor of Creative Industries
Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship