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Master of Creative Industries

Approved Abbreviation: MCrtvInd


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1856.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 093774F


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


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2018 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2017 - please refer to 1856.1 Master of Creative Industries

The Master of Creative Industries offers a unique opportunity to acquire the high-level digital content and professional communication skill-sets that are so necessary to prosper in the contemporary media landscape. Media professionals are now required to understand and connect with their audiences across broadcast, online, mobile and other channels and to integrate new platforms and social media into their mix. This course is designed for media, marketing and creative professionals wishing to substantially reorient, enhance or develop their current skills and research capacities, to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the current media landscape.

You will develop advanced strategic thinking capacity, build skills and resources, and explore the innovation capacity of the creative industries and of new media platforms and channels. You will also learn how to leverage these skills and capacities in a range of environments: commercial, government, and third sector. You will extend your experience portfolio, building advanced capacities in creative/conceptual enterprise, strategic communication, new research methodologies and creative development and content creation for multi-platform media projects and campaigns. There are opportunities to develop high-level strategic plans for real-world organisations, to deliver a major interactive media product, to undertake an in-depth academic or practice-led research project, and to intern professionally in the field. From mobile to social media, from gaming to strategic communication, you will acquire a thorough knowledge of methodologies and directions in the creative industries landscape.

The Masters has two early exit points: a Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries (80 credit points) or a Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries (40 credit points).

  • Director of Academic Program - Jacki Montgomery

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Roger Dawkinsenquirieshca@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 City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

40 credit points (cps) of Advanced Standing are available to students from a cognate discipline. This means these students will need to complete 120 cps as per Pathway 2 in the course structure below. The 40 cps of units that will be offered for advanced standing are from the following units

  • 101426 Convergent Media Internship [10cps]
  • 102300 Foundations of Media Arts and Production (PG) [10cps]
  • 101743 Mobile Media [10cps]
  • 101962 Researching Convergent Media [10cps]
  • 102519 Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work [20cps]
  • 102517 Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG [20cps]

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in communication, information technology, society and culture, creative arts, public relations or marketing; Or

Have a minimum of five years full time or equivalent work experience in one of the following areas: journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, media production, communications, media relations, design, visual communication, creative arts or multimedia.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Students may enter the program via two pathways.

Pathway 1 is for students from non-cognate disciplines. Students entering the program with an undergraduate qualification in a non-cognate discipline must complete 160 credit points in the Master of Creative Industries.

Pathway 2 offers students from cognate disciplines a maximum of 40 credit points of advanced standing drawn from available units and in consultation with the Course Advisor. Students complete 120 credit points in the Master of Creative Industries.

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 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.

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

Pathway 1

Pathway 1 is for students from non-cognate disciplines.

Students entering the program with an undergraduate qualification in a non-cognate discipline must complete 160 credit points in the Master of Creative Industries from Pathway 1 below.

Pathway 2

Pathway 2 offers local students from cognate disciplines advanced standing of 40 credit points.

Students will need to complete 120 credit points from Pathway 2 below.

Recommended Sequences - Pathway 1

1.A - February Commencement

Year 1

Autumn session

101423Media Project Proposal
102519Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work

Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries at this point.

1858 - Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries

Spring session

101745Media Project Production
101962Researching Convergent Media

Choose one of

102300Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
101426Convergent Media Internship
101743Mobile Media

Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries at this point.

1857 - Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries

Year 2

Autumn session

102292Strategic Communication
102517Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG

Spring session

102521Media Research Project

Choose two of

102300Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
101426Convergent Media Internship
101743Mobile Media

1.B - Mid-year Commencement

Year 1

Spring session

102300Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
101743Mobile Media
101962Researching Convergent Media
101426Convergent Media Internship

Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries at this point.

1858 - Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries

Autumn session

101423Media Project Proposal
102519Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work

Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries at this point.

1857 - Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries

Year 2

Spring session

101745Media Project Production
102521Media Research Project

Autumn session

102517Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG
102292Strategic Communication

Recommended Sequences - Pathway 2

40c credit points of Advanced Standing are available to students from a cognate discipline. Students receiving the maximum 40 credit points will need to complete the remaining 120 credit points from the sequence below.

The 40 credit points of units that will be offered for advanced standing are from the following units

  • 101426 Convergent Media Internship [10cps]
  • 102300 Foundations of Media Arts and Production (PG) [10cps]
  • 101743 Mobile Media [10 cp]
  • 101962 Researching Convergent Media [10cps]
  • 102519 Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work [20cps]
  • 102517 Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG [20cps]

2.A - February Commencement

Year 1

Autumn session

101423Media Project Proposal
102519Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work

Students can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries at this point.

1858 - Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries

Spring session

101745Media Project Production
101962Researching Convergent Media

Choose one of

101743Mobile Media
101426Convergent Media Internship
102300Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)

Students can exit with a Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries at this point.

1857 - Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries

Year 2

Autumn session

102292Strategic Communication
102517Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG

Spring session

102521Media Research Project

Choose two of

101743Mobile Media
101426Convergent Media Internship
102300Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)

2.B - Mid Year Commencement

40 cps of Advanced Standing are available to students from a cognate discipline. Students receiving the maximum 40cps will need to complete the remaining 120cps from the sequence below.

The 40 cps of units that will be offered for advanced standing are from the following units

  • 101426 Convergent Media Internship [10cps]
  • 102300 Foundations of Media Arts and Production (PG) [10cps]
  • 101743 Mobile Media [10 cp]
  • 101962 Researching Convergent Media [10cps]
  • 102519 Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work [20cps]
  • 102517 Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG [20cps]

Year 1

Spring session

102300Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
101743Mobile Media
101962Researching Convergent Media
101426Convergent Media Internship

Students can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries at this point.

1858 - Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries

Autumn session

101423Media Project Proposal
102519Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work

Students can exit with a Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries at this point.

1857 - Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries

Year 2

Spring session

101745Media Project Production
102521Media Research Project

Autumn session

102517Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG
102292Strategic Communication


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