Start building a creative career in just one year
Want to work in marketing, design, the arts or media? This program gives you an introduction to the creative industries, and shows you how to build a skillset and plan your own career.
Learn about communication, technology, information management and teamwork, and put your skills into practice by developing a business proposal for an innovative new product or service in the creative industries.
You can also explore your career options with elective courses in media, journalism, writing, visual communication, graphic design and more.
On successful completion of the Diploma in Creative Industries, you will receive direct entry and 96 units of credit towards USC's Bachelor of Creative Industries.
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What will I study
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College Courses (3)
Discipline Courses (5)
Plus choose 5 introductory discipline courses from the following:
CMN101 Introduction to Creative Entrepreneurship
CMN102 Creativity and Communication
CMN103 Introduction to the Creative Industries
CMN104 Introduction to Media and Communication Industries
CMN105 The Illuminated Screen: Introduction to Film and Television Studies
CMN116 Playing with Words : an Introduction to Creative Writing Craft
DES103 Fundamentals of Photographic Practice
DES105 Introduction to Design and Concept
DES107 Drawing Practice
FSH100 Introduction to Key Concepts of Fashion
Total units: 96
Recommended study sequence
This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
- Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
How to apply
Am I eligible to apply?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general undergraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Refer to the application dates for cut-off dates and deadlines
- Check your eligibility for credit
- Refer also the the Student Profile for a representation of the likely peer cohort studying this program.
Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?
The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:
- Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years;
- Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC.
How to enrol
New to USC?
Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).
Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.
To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.
Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.
View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dates.
Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling or contact Student Central.