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Creative Industries

Creative Industries

The Business and Economics
discipline is one of the most popular program choices for international
students coming to Australia.

Specialisations
The Creative
Industries discipline involves the cultural professions. Students are assessed
through a variety of methods including performance; exhibitions; presentations
and written exams. Specialisations include:

Acting;

Film
and Video Production;

Animation;

Fine Arts;

Arts;

Graphic Design;

Broadcasting;

Floristry;

Ceramics;

Jeweller;

Theatre;

Lighting and Sound;

Contemporary Craft;

Multimedia;

Costume;

Performing Arts;

Dance;

Printing;

Design;

Screenwriting;

Desktop Publishing;

Staging;

Digital Media Design;

Visual Arts;

Entertainment;

Photography;

Events;

Music.

Fashion Design;

Certificate
Diploma
Advanced
Diploma
Bachelor
Degree
Graduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Diploma
Masters
by research/coursework
PhD

Qualifications
Creative
Industries programs are offered at the following qualification levels:

TAFE and
private colleges typically offer vocational programs through Certificates,
Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. These allow students to gain practical job
skills. Universities offer more specialised Bachelor Degrees, Graduate
Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, Professional Doctorates and PhDs.
There are,
however, some exceptions. Some TAFEs and Colleges might offer Bachelor Programs
and universities Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs. Pathways are available
for students wishing to link their programs and reduce the amount of time of
their total study.

University Programs

Many
universities and Art and Design Colleges offer a variety of specialisations
through their programs. Examples of higher education programs include:

LEVEL
QUALIFICATION

Undergraduate
Bachelor
of Arts; Bachelor of Design; Bachelor of Performing Arts; Bachelor of Visual Arts; Bachelor of Music;

Postgraduate
Graduate
Certificate of Music Studies; Postgraduate Diploma of Music Technology; Masters of Design; Doctorate of Visual Arts; and PhD.

Undergraduate
Admission into
the Creative Industries programs varies. Many of the programs require minimum
academic qualifications as well as a portfolio, audition, completion of music
examinations or admission tests. Some examples of typical entry requirements
include:
Examples of typical entry
requirements are:

Bachelor
of Fine Arts – typically entry requirements cover equivalent to Australian
Year 12 (A Levels, International Baccalaureate or Canadian OAC) plus some
institutions require a portfolio submission.

Bachelor
of Music – typically entry requirements cover equivalent to Australian
Year 12 (A Levels, International Baccalaureate or Canadian OAC). Some
institutions require: – prerequisite courses of English and Music; or – a Pass in Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Grade 7 or higher
in a practical examination & AMEB Grade 5 or higher in Theory or
Musicianship; or – equivalent results from another examination board. In some cases applicants also need to take an audition/interview and
musicianship test.

Postgraduate

For the majority of postgraduate research and coursework programs students are required to have completed a relevant Australian undergraduate degree or equivalent and submit a portfolio, have an audition / interview, or show substantial work experience in their field.

Pathways

A number of pathways link vocational education with university studies in the Creative Industries discipline.

Professional Associations

Graduated
students may be eligible for membership in the following Australian
professional bodies:

Design

Australian
Graphic Design Association (AGDA) American
Institute of Graphic Art (AIGA) Chartered
Society of Designers (CSD) –
UK Designers
Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) Hong
Kong Designers Association (HKDA) Industrial
Design Centre (IDC) – Bombay, India International
Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA) Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC)

Performing
Arts

Arts Hub
Australia

Theatre
Australia

ACTRA –
Canada Allied
Artists of America (AAA)
Arts
Council England
Association
of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPPAC) Association
of Performing Arts of India (APAI) European
Council of Artists (ECA) International
Directory of Performing Arts Collectors and Institutions (SIBMAS) International
Society of Performing Arts (ISPA) Performing
Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ) Society of Indonesian Performing Arts (MSPI)

Visual
Arts and Crafts

Craft
Australia
National
Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) –
Australia
Art India

Artists
Alliance – New Zealand
Arts and
Crafts Net – Canada
Arts and
Crafts Society – US
British Arts
Hong
Kong Arts Development Council (HKDAC) Integrated
Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) –
Philippines
Singapore Art

Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities

Designer;

Composer;

Illustrator;

Film/Radio/Stage Director;

Jeweller;

Potter;

Musician;

Sculptor;

Singer;

Graphic Designer;

Actor;
Animator;

Film Producer;
Cinematographer;

Film Executive;
Editor;

Screenplay Writer;
Exhibition Designer;

Dancer;
Fashion Designer;

Artist;
Museum/Gallery Curator;

Film/Radio/TV/Stage Worker;
Sound Editor/Producer/Engineer.

Photographer;

The creative industries tend to dismiss technology as just something to buy and not understand how hard it is and how creative it can be as well.
” Creative

– Steve Jobs –