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Bachelor of Creative Industries

Approved Abbreviation: BCrInd


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1838.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 093321B


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


The Bachelor of Creative Industries is an interdisciplinary degree, with a core drawn from communication, design, law and business. It brings together major studies in creative disciplines, including Design, Creative Writing, Journalism, Design and Music, with studies in the business and legal aspects of working in the Creative Industries. Graduates will have the skills to manage creative enterprises and turn innovative new ideas into commercial operations. This degree offers creative people a deep understanding of how creative industries operate along with business and legal acumen. The Bachelor of Creative Industries is built around collaboration and co-working with creative industries located in Greater Western Sydney (GWS).

  • Director of Academic Program - Jacki Montgomery

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Nicole BridgesenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Creative Industries (PR) is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).

Admission

Students are admitted on the basis of their ATAR (or equivalent) score. Additional selection criteria is required to be admitted into the Music specialisation as detailed below.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Applicants wishing to pursue a specialisation in Music will be selected by one of three methods

1. Attain an HSC Music result in band 4 or above. No audition is required.

2. Hold the following AMEB or equivalent (e.g. Trinity College) qualification:

a. PASS standard (minimum) of 6th Grade Performance (instrument or voice) And

b. PASS standard (minimum) of 4th Grade musicianship and/or theory.

No audition is required.

3. Attend an audition in person as a performer and/or composer. Applicants applying as a composer will need to bring recordings and/or scores of original compositions to the audition. After applying to UAC or Directly to Western applicants are required to book an audition online.

Online audition booking system

If not auditioning, applicants wishing to pursue a Music specialisation will need to upload their supporting documentation (e.g. AMEB certificates demonstrating level of achievement in performance and musicianship and/or music theory).

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students must complete

  • Twelve compulsory core units
  • Two units from the Introduction to Major units pool
  • One Major or two Sub-majors

Note: The recommended sequence is subject to variation based on the students nominated specialisation.

For students undertaking Law and the Creative Industries as their major, please refer to the Law and the Creative Industries Major sequence below.

Introduction to Major Units Pool

100706Advertising: An Introduction
102436Creative Writing: The Imaginative Life
100897Everyday Life
101927Foundations of Media Arts and Production
200977Fundamentals of Australian Law
102263Image Design
100556Introduction to Journalism
101907Introduction to Literary Studies
102558Music Production
200585Organisational Behaviour
100212Public Relations Theory and Practice
101922Web and Time-based Design

Majors

M1121Advertising
M1113Creative Writing
M1052Cultural and Social Analysis
M1109Digital Cultures
M1053English
M2511Enterprise Innovation
M1116Graphic Design
M1067Journalism
M2515Law and the Creative Industries
M1094Media Arts Production
M1117Music
M1122Public Relations

Sub-majors

Note: Please plan enrolment in sub-major units carefully - units at Level 2 and Level 3 may have pre-requisites. Students should consult their Academic Course Advisors if they require further information.

SM1123Advertising
SM1116Creative Writing
SM1070Cultural and Social Analysis
SM1117Digital Cultures
SM1071English
SM1118Graphic Design
SM1088Journalism
SM1113Media Arts Production
SM1122Public Relations
SM1133Sound Production

Please note: SM1133 Sound Production has replaced SM1127 Music Production Studies (2018 and 2019) and SM1039 Sound Technology Studies (2017 and prior years).

Continuing students who choose to remain in SM1127 or SM1039 will need to take their remaining units from the replaced equivalent units.

Recommended Sequence

Autumn Commencement

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

101920Writing Ecologies
200909Enterprise Law
101926Media Cultures and Industries

One unit from the Introduction to major units pool

Spring session

102421Data, Mediation, Power
200912Enterprise Leadership
101921Visual Storytelling

One unit from the Introduction to major units pool

Year 2

Autumn session

101928Media Law and Ethics

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

And one elective

Spring session

200910Financing Enterprises
102431Creative TEAMS 1

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

Year 3

Autumn session

200911Enterprise Innovation and Markets
102432Creative TEAMS 2

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

Spring session

102433Creative Industries Professional Project or Internship

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

And one elective

Spring (Mid-Year) Commencement

Full-time

Year 1

Spring session

102421Data, Mediation, Power
200912Enterprise Leadership
101921Visual Storytelling

One unit from pool of Introduction to major units

Autumn session

101920Writing Ecologies
200909Enterprise Law
101926Media Cultures and Industries

One unit from pool of Introduction to major units

Year 2

Spring session

200910Financing Enterprises

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

And one elective

Autumn session

200911Enterprise Innovation and Markets

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

And one elective

Year 3

Spring session

102431Creative TEAMS 1
102433Creative Industries Professional Project or Internship

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

Autumn session

101928Media Law and Ethics
102432Creative TEAMS 2

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

Law and the Creative Industries Major

Please Note: Due to the progression requirements of this major, students selecting Law and the Creative Industries as their major must follow the specific recommended sequence below in order to successfully complete this specialisation. These students are also exempt from completing core unit 200909 Enterprise Law, as they must complete the alternate unit 200977 Fundamentals of Australian Law as their core unit and first Introduction to Major unit.

This major is not available for Spring (Mid-Year) commencement

Autumn Commencement

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

101920Writing Ecologies
101926Media Cultures and Industries
200977Fundamentals of Australian Law
200010Criminal Law

Spring session

102421Data, Mediation, Power
101921Visual Storytelling
200978Legal Analysis and Critique
200008Torts Law

Year 2

Autumn session

200911Enterprise Innovation and Markets
200912Enterprise Leadership
200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

One unit from the Introduction to major units pool

Spring session

200910Financing Enterprises
102431Creative TEAMS 1
200011Contracts

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

101928Media Law and Ethics
102432Creative TEAMS 2
200661Media Law

One unit from the Level 3 Law unit pool

Spring session

102433Creative Industries Professional Project or Internship

One unit from the Level 3 Law unit pool

And two electives

Level 3 Law Unit Pool

200297Law of Employment
200637Intellectual Property
200799Work Health and Safety Law
200858Australian Consumer Law
200905Australian Competition Law

Replaced Unit

The unit listed below count towards competion of this course for students who passed this unit in 2019 or earlier.

101526 - Introduction to Sound Technologies



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