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The Bachelor of Creative Industries is a 21st century degree for those planning to make a real cultural, political and social impact through creative thinking and innovative approaches to their work. This degree challenges you to become a trailblazer, incorporating entrepreneurial skills, collaboration and project management across a range of creative fields. Develop new skills and expand your knowledge in an exciting interdisciplinary program that offers seven diverse areas of study.
While most components of this degree are delivered from the Newcastle City campus, some practical components may be delivered from the Newcastle – Callaghan campus, depending upon the area of study chosen.
Areas of study: Communication and media, creative and performing arts, creative entrepreneurship, design, information technology, music, visual arts, writing and publishing.
Career opportunities: Broadcast journalist, designer, exhibition manager, filmmaker, communications officer, festival director, curator, actor, musician.
Studying this degree will give you the skills and experience to work across a broad range of professions, whether you are directing, facilitating, promoting or delivering creative content.
Practical experience: You will have the opportunity to conceptualise, apply and showcase your skills through a major creative project. You will also enjoy access to our state-of-the-art facilities, training spaces, industry-standard equipment and specialist venues dedicated to the development and production of creative outputs. This includes our purpose-built Nuspace in the heart of Newcastle city’s cultural precinct, designed and positioned to maximise interdisciplinary collaboration and industry networking.
Honours: Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to meritorious students in most of the major studies areas.
Fees and charges: Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.
Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English.
Recommended studies: At least one or more of the following (depending on intended major/minor study in the program): English Advanced, Drama, Design and Technology, Information Processes and Technology, Music, Software Design and Development, Video and Digital Imaging, Visual Arts.
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