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Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries

Your imagination and creative practice
is at the forefront of this degree.

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Overview

Step into a world of creative exploration with the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries at UON. This is the degree that will allow you to expand upon your undergraduate focus in the Creative Industries and enable you to fine-tune your artistic output and in a specialist area.

Whether your interests are in advertising, design, electronic gaming, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing, radio, television or visual arts, the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries offers you new, applied ways of Thinking and Making in your practice.

Our core courses present you with ideas and methods in how to make your creative work in structural and considered ways. The degree is embedded with practical approaches to thinking about your creative processes and output. The core courses are held in new, purpose-built facilities that embody collaboration and creative investigation.

The first Innovation Lab you can undertake is ‘Thinking it Through’, an intensive introductory workshop where you will develop sophisticated conceptual pathways for your creative practice. Coupled with a broad range of exciting directed courses in your chosen field of study, the Graduate Certificate of Creative Industries is an accessible pathway into further studies toward a Master of Creative Industries at UON.

Domestic Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
Location

Newcastle (Callaghan)
Online
On Campus + Online

Tuition Fees
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Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

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Program Code

40131

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
Location

Newcastle (Callaghan)
Online
On Campus + Online

Tuition Fees
?

Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view the indicative one year program fees.

Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

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CRICOS

096166F

Program Code

40131

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Is It For You?

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries at UON offers you limitless possibilities and potential to explore concepts in your chosen practice. Set your creative milestones, think critically about how to make 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…

This degree is centered on practice-based research and investigation. Your imagination and creative practice is at the forefront of this degree as a creator, maker, game-changer or innovator in today’s culture.

The Directed Courses embedded in the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries are sourced from the areas of Design, Screen Production, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music Production, Communication, Information Technology and Marketing.

Our program is designed for you to explore your creative practice, make it happen and make it known to the world. Make it with the School of Creative Industries at UON.

What Will You Learn?

20 units of core courses

Thinking it Through: This is a thought provoking and exploratory module where you will begin to critically consider your work within a contemporary creative context. You may already have a project to explore or still seeking the next big idea. In this core 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.

Research for Creative Industries: This module introduces you to research in the creative industries. It looks at the application of research methods for academic and professional practice. By focusing on those research techniques that support professional practice this module will help you define, scope and pitch your creative project in an ethical and professional manner.

20 units of directed courses

Within the Graduate Certificate you select from a range of directed courses. These courses allow you to develop professional skills and knowledge in the Creative Industries. You have the opportunity to select those courses that will help you build your project. The directed courses are sourced from a range of creative practices. You can play to your existing strengths or venture in new area of knowledge. Use these courses to build the program that will give you the best outcome.

Where Will It Take You?

“The products of the creative sector touch the lives of almost every single Australian every day of the year. They are all around us – in our media, banking, health industries, in our work and recreation.” So says Peter Higgs, Senior Research Fellow at the Arc Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI).

Careers can be paved in Creative Industries such as advertising and marketing, creative writing and publishing, architecture and interior design, graphic and electronic design, visual arts, film and cinematics, production (TV newspapers and radio), music, performing arts and the ever-evolving world of digital content and software.

Entry Criteria

Direct entry to the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries (40 units) is available for applicants who have:

A Bachelor Degree in a relevant field OR

An Associate Degree/Advanced Diploma and one years’ work experience in a relevant field including CV outlining relevant experience OR

A Diploma and three years’ work experience in a relevant field including CV outlining relevant experience.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 40131
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
  • On Campus + Online
  • Online
CRICOS Code 096166F
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face
Program Plans

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries is a 40-unit coursework program designed for students who wish to obtain an understanding of the production and research skills required to work professionally in the creative industries. The program allows individuals to choose courses according to their needs and background.

This innovative program explores pathways into a range of careers in Design, Screen Production, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music Production, Communication, Information Technology and Marketing. Also, the program can provide a pathway to further study in the Master of Creative Industries.

Admission Requirements

Direct entry to the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries (40 units) is available for applicants who have:

A Bachelor Degree in a relevant field OR

An Associate Degree/Advanced Diploma and one years’ work experience in a relevant field including CV outlining relevant experience OR

A Diploma and three years’ work experience in a relevant field including CV outlining relevant experience.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

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.

Requirements and Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries is an AQF Level 8 40 unit postgraduate coursework program.On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, graduates will be eligible for entry into the Master of Creative Industries program with 40 units of credit in that award.

The Master of Creative Industries is a 120 unit program. 

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following Core courses to fulfill the requirements of the program.

Code Name Availability Units
CIND6001 Research for the Creative Industries Trimester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (ONLINE_CAL)
10 units
CIND6002 Innovation Lab 1 - Thinking It Through Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the program.

Code Name Availability Units
CAPA6000 Contemporary Performance Practices Trimester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CAPA6001 Contemporary Visual Art Practices Trimester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS6040 Digital Video Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
CMNS6060 eCulture and Audiences Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
CMNS6070 Narrative and Interactive Design Trimester 3 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
DESN6350 Design for Digital Media Trimester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
DESN6410 Usability and Interaction Design Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENGL6004 Creative Nonfiction Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGL6005 The Art of the Novel Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 3 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6013 Customer Decision Making and Behaviour Trimester 3 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6014 Digital Marketing Trimester 1 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy Trimester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6300 Computer Games Design Trimester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
MTEC6700 Applications of Music Technology Trimester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool) 10 units
MTEC6705 Music and Digital Media Trimester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
MTEC6707 Music and the Internet Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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
  • demonstrated an advanced understanding of the relationship between research and practice in the creative industries for local, national and global audiences.
  • developed creative solutions to multi-faceted problems by constructing narratives and arguments with an advanced level of clarity and effectiveness in written, oral and contemporary media platforms
  • demonstrated the ability to work co-operatively, collaboratively and ethically in production environments by showing appropriate levels of independent initiative and professional judgement.
  • cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
  • cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
  • specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
  • communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
  • communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  • demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
  • demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
  • demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages unless they can complete both their principal program and the Diploma in Languages within the duration of their CoE. For more information please contact the Student Advice team.

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