CB82 - Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries

Overview

Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries will provide opportunities for those working in, or seeking to enter work in, the creative industries. It is aimed primarily at creative and performing arts practitioners and others in creative arts industries wishing to extend their capacity to operate professionally in the creative industries in professional and/or creative roles.

Career Information

There are a wide range of opportunities for professionals working in (or wishing to enter) the creative industries including in creative writing, editing, publishing, film, television, animation, multimedia, the visual arts, theatre, music and events management. By completing the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries (Specialisation), students will be able to develop and improve their creative arts and performance practice skills to give them a professional edge. Students in the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries have completed professionaly successful projects in fields as varied as creative writing, photography and ceramics.

Course Details
Duration 0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 24
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradCertCreatInd
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • SYD - 081017J
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2017

Cairns
Distance
Noosa

Term 1 - 2017

Cairns
Distance
Noosa

Term 2 - 2016

Distance
Noosa

Term 1 - 2016

Distance
Noosa

Term 2 - 2015

Head of Program approval is required prior to admission into this program.
Distance
Noosa

Term 1 - 2015

Head of Program approval is required prior to admission into this program.
Distance
Noosa

Term 2 - 2014

Head of Program approval is required prior to admission into this program.
Distance
Noosa

Term 1 - 2014

Head of Program approval is required prior to admission into this program.
Distance
Noosa
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2015

Head of Program approval is required prior to admission into this program.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

Head of Program approval is required prior to admission into this program.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2014

Head of Program approval is required prior to admission into this program.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2014

Head of Program approval is required prior to admission into this program.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry to this course, a student must have completed a bachelor degree (or an equivalent qualification) or have satisfied the Executive Dean (or nominee), of their competence to undertake the course on the basis of an equivalent qualification or experience. For example, equivalence may be determined by a combination of:

  • an academic record in a diploma or certificate award of appropriate content standards; or
  • published or unpublished material of appropriate content and standard; and/or
  • non-award professional development activities and/or work experience.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

- Student projects are required to have a professional focus and professional-level output, therefore, many students complete a work integrated learning placement/practicum as part of their studies.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 5
2017 16
2016 15
2015 11
2014 17
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Conceptualize, plan, produce and effectively manage within a creative enterprise context with particular reference to creative practice
  • 2. Review, analyse and synthesise creative industries theoretical concepts and principles
  • 3. Apply the principles of critical thinking to academic presentations
  • 4. Plan and develop creative ideas and practices through the exploration of creative industries themes, symbols and events
  • 5. Communicate theoretical perspectives embedded in creative practices
  • 6. Apply creativity, innovation and enterprise to creative practices
  • 7. Engage in a range of practices across related areas of the creative enterprise and allied support garnering (funding) activities
  • 8. Assume responsibility for learning and its application to creative practice
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 24

Course Structure

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PERF20028 Creative & Performing Arts Project Development
PERF20029 Creative & Performing Arts Project 1
PERF20030 Creative & Performing Arts Project 2
More Details

Please contact Donna Brien (d.brien@cqu.edu.au) for further information about this course.