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Bachelor of Creative Industries

Western Sydney University

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About

Creativity is seen as essential in future-proofing nearly every industry – helping drive innovation, generate new ideas, and amplify consumer engagement. This degree equips you with the skills and mindset to create your own business, consult, collaborate in a new start-up or maximise your employability across both private and public sectors. Specialise in communication, design, music or arts, and combine your focus with relevant subjects in business and law. You’ll develop core skills in problem solving, design thinking, project management, visual storytelling and verbal communication. Plus you’ll work with industry thought-leaders, and get to solve real world problems, with real clients. In your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to study overseas, to extend your network and further enhance your employability.

Areas of study

Advertising, creative writing, culture and society, digital cultures, English, enterprise innovation, festival and event management, graphic design, journalism, law and the creative industries, screen media, music, sound production, public relations.

Career opportunities

Consulting, start-up collaboration, content creation, content marketing, creative writing, graphic design, interactive design, advertising creative and strategy, brand and client management, event management, digital and broadcast journalism, media and sound production, music management, music performance, strategic communication.

Practical experience

Valuable industry experience is gained through practical projects. You are encouraged to engage in a range of industry-related projects and to produce a professional portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills, expertise and abilities. In addition, you will undertake an internship in your final year with an industry or community organisation. Students are supported in developing their professional online profile and establishing the right contacts to kickstart their careers.

Fees and charges

Refer to Western Sydney University current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Refer to Western Sydney University general admission criteria.

Other applicants

Refer to Western Sydney University general admission criteria.

Student profile

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Further information

View all details of this course on the Western Sydney University website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2024 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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Course information
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