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Duration0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.0.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face, Online
Start datesIntake in 2022, Intake in 2022, Intake in 2022, Intake in 2022,
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Program Code40131

Study Creative Industries

If you chose to study the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries at the University of Newcastle you will step into a world of creative exploration. Creative Industries includes professions within creative and performing arts, communications, digital media, visual design and music. This degree will allow you to expand upon your undergraduate focus in the Creative Industries and enable you to fine-tune your artistic output in a specialist area. Discipline areas include advertising design, architecture, design, electronic games, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing, radio, television, visual arts and more.

Set your creative milestones, think critically about your work; learn about the opportunities for marketing your work to national and international audiences; work with like-minded creatives on innovative projects; initiate the start-up you have always dreamed of. Your imagination and creative practice will be at the forefront of this degree as a creator, maker, game-changer or innovator in today’s culture. The University of Newcastle collaborates with partners across the spectrum of creative professions and prepares graduates to expand their creative talents and develop hands-on skills that are relevant and in demand across the creative industries.

Why study with us?

  • Study anywhere, anytime - our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study.
  • Fast-track your career - this degree will increase your professional capacity making you highly employable. With enhanced creative capabilities you will stand out at the forefront of the professional industry.
  • Work anywhere in the world - our Certificate in Creative Industries is recognised nationally and internationally, allowing you to capitalize on your creative knowledge globally within the professional environment.
  • Cutting-edge facilities - study with the School of Creative Industries and you'll have access to an expanding suite of cutting-edge communication, creative arts, design and music facilities.
  • Learn from industry experts – students will be taught and mentored by industry experts across creative disciplines and take part in inspiring engagement opportunities exploring ideas and examining creative solutions.
  • Develop hands-on skills - the University of Newcastle collaborates with partners across the spectrum of creative professions and prepares graduates to expand their creative talents and develop hands-on skills that are relevant and in demand across the creative industries.

Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries

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What you will study

The University of Newcastle’s Certificate in Creative Services is centered on practice-based research and investigation. Our core courses focus on practical approaches to thinking about your creative processes and output. The 20 units of core courses, listed below, are held in new, purpose-built facilities that embody collaboration and creative investigation.

  • Research for the Creative Industries - introduces you to research in the creative industries, looking at the application of research methods for academic and professional practice. This module will help you define, scope and pitch your creative project in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Innovation Lab 1 -Thinking it Through - this thought provoking and exploratory module will teach you to critically consider your work within a contemporary creative context. In this course, we will work through your ideas in a collaborative setting and help you to consider how to best bring your vision to the forefront and to fruition.

The above core courses are coupled with a broad range of exciting directed courses in your chosen field of study. The Directed Courses are sourced from the following areas:

  • design
  • screen production
  • creative writing
  • visual arts
  • performing arts
  • music production
  • communication
  • information technology
  • marketing

You can play to your existing strengths or explore a new area of knowledge when selecting your directed courses.

Career

Career opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries offers you limitless possibilities and potential to explore concepts in your chosen practice. With your high-level creative skills careers can be paved in some of the following Creative Industries:

  • advertising and marketing
  • creative writing and publishing
  • architecture and interior design
  • graphic and electronic design
  • visual arts, film and cinematics
  • TV, print and radio production
  • music and performing arts
  • digital content and software

You can also take your postgraduate qualification to the next level, opening up further career opportunities with the Master of Creative Industries at the University of Newcastle.

How to apply

Applying for Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries is a 40-unit qualification, with admission available for applicants who have one of the following qualifications or equivalent:

  • Bachelor Degree; or
  • Associate Degree/Advanced Diploma plus one year’s relevant work experience; or
  • Diploma and two years’ relevant work experience; or
  • At least five years’ relevant work experience.

Relevant study disciplines and work experience includes advertising design, architecture, design, electronic games, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing, radio, television, visual arts, or equivalent.

Work experience can be identified through: certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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