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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).

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

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Milissa DeitzenquiriesHCA@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

Admission

Students are admitted on the basis of their ATAR score.

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 two methods

Either

1. an interview/audition in which personal aptitude, professional experience and educational qualifications are taken into consideration.

After applicants have applied to UAC they are required to book an interview/audition and download a questionnaire at this University's online audition booking system.

Or

2. a written application that demonstrates that the applicant has attained a pass standard (minimum) of 6th Grade Performance (Instrument or voice) through the AMEB or equivalent (e.g. Trinity College) AND a pass standard (minimum) of 4th Grade musicianship and/or theory through the AMEB or equivalent (e.g. Trinity College).

After applicants have applied to UAC they are required to download a questionnaire at this University's online site, complete the questionnaire and then scan it and upload it to this University's online site together with the supporting documentation i.e. certificates demonstrating the applicant’s level of achievement in performance and musicianship and/or music theory.

Alternate Entry Pathway

The exceptional merit pathway (EMP) will offer those students who demonstrate an aptitude and ability in the creative industries area that is assessed as meeting the Course Learning Outcomes, to receive either a direct or conditional offer. Students will be required to present a portfolio, complete an audition, take part in at least one workshop and/or submit a written assessment, in addition to participating in an interview, during one of a series of on-campus Young Creatives events. Successful completion of the EMP requirements will result in either a direct or conditional entry offer for the following year. Though the direct offer is a non-ATAR pathway, eligibility to accept the direct offer will remain contingent on the successful completion of the HSC. Students who participate in this program but do not qualify for a direct offer would be eligible for a conditional offer, with the additional requirement of an ATAR of 55+.

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

100556.2Introduction to Journalism
100706.2Advertising: An Introduction
100212.2Public Relations Theory and Practice
101907.1Introduction to Literary Studies
102436.1Creative Writing: The Imaginative Life
101927.1Foundations of Media Arts and Production
100897.2Everyday Life
101526.2Introduction to Sound Technologies
200585.4Organisational Behaviour
200977.1Fundamentals of Australian Law
101922.1Web and Time-based Design
102263.1Image Design

Majors

M1121.1Advertising
M1113.1Creative Writing
M1052.1Cultural and Social Analysis
M1109.1Digital Cultures
M1053.1English
M2511.1Enterprise Innovation
M1116.1Graphic Design
M1067.1Journalism
M2515.1Law and the Creative Industries
M1094.1Media Arts Production
M1117.1Music
M1122.1Public Relations

Sub-majors

SM1123.1Advertising
SM1116.1Creative Writing
SM1070.1Cultural and Social Analysis
SM1117.1Digital Cultures
SM1071.1English
SM1118.1Graphic Design
SM1088.1Journalism
SM1113.1Media Arts Production
SM1122.1Public Relations
SM1127.1Music Production Studies

Please note: SM1127 Music Production Studies replaces SM1039 Sound Technology Studies from 2018.

Recommended Sequence

Autumn Commencement

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

101920.2Writing Ecologies
200909.2Enterprise Law
101926.2Media Cultures and Industries

One unit from the Introduction to Major units pool

Spring session

102421.1Data, Mediation, Power
200912.1Enterprise Leadership
101921.1Visual Storytelling

One unit from the Introduction to Major units pool

Year 2

Autumn session

101928.3Media Law and Ethics

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

And one elective

Spring session

200910.1Financing Enterprises
102431.1Creative TEAMS 1

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

Year 3

Autumn session

200911.1Enterprise Innovation and Markets
102432.1Creative TEAMS 2

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

Spring session

102433.1Creative 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

102421.1Data, Mediation, Power
200912.1Enterprise Leadership
101921.1Visual Storytelling

One unit from pool of Introduction to Major units

Autumn session

101920.2Writing Ecologies
200909.2Enterprise Law
101926.2Media Cultures and Industries

One unit from pool of Introduction to Major units

Year 2

Spring session

200910.1Financing Enterprises

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

And one elective

Autumn session

200911.1Enterprise Innovation and Markets

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

And one elective

Year 3

Spring session

102431.1Creative TEAMS 1
102433.1Creative Industries Professional Project or Internship

Two units from a selected major or sub-major

Autumn session

101928.3Media Law and Ethics
102432.1Creative 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

101920.2Writing Ecologies
101926.2Media Cultures and Industries
200977.1Fundamentals of Australian Law
200010.2Criminal Law

Spring session

102421.1Data, Mediation, Power
101921.1Visual Storytelling
200978.2Legal Analysis and Critique
200008.5Torts Law

Year 2

Autumn session

200911.1Enterprise Innovation and Markets
200912.1Enterprise Leadership
200811.3Alternative Dispute Resolution

One unit from the Introduction to Major units pool

Spring session

200910.1Financing Enterprises
102431.1Creative TEAMS 1
200011.2Contracts

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

101928.3Media Law and Ethics
102432.1Creative TEAMS 2
200661.2Media Law

One unit from the Level 3 Law unit pool

Spring session

102433.1Creative Industries Professional Project or Internship

One unit from the Level 3 Law unit pool

And two electives

Level 3 Law unit pool

200637.3Intellectual Property
200858.1Australian Consumer Law
200905.1Australian Competition Law
200799.1Work Health and Safety Law
200297.2Law of Employment


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