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Bachelor of Creative Industries (Design and Visual Arts) - Online
Bachelor of Creative Industries (Design and Visual Arts) - Online

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Design and Visual Arts) - Online

  • ID:CSU610078
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirements

providing evidence of having completed a sufficient standard of study in English

obtaining Academic IELTS within the last 2 years, with a minimum overall score of 6 and no individual score below 5.5

obtaining a qualification deemed to be equivalent to Academic IELTS (and its minimum scores) by Charles Sturt.

Other Requirements

Applicants with higher education study

Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.


Completed bridging or enabling course

Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.


Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification or 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.


Applicants with work and life experience

Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than two years, and a formal interview or portfolio submission (see other admissions options below).


Applicants with recent secondary education (within past two years)

ATAR-based admission

An ATAR of 60 (including adjustment factors)


Course Information

A unique path

We offer diploma (1 year full-time or equivalent) and associate degree (2 years full-time or equivalent) exit points. You can also choose a single specialisation or elect to add another specialisation through the Interdisciplinary Innovation program at any time. You can take complete control of your learning.

Dynamic educators

You’ll learn your craft from dedicated professionals with a wide range of industry experience, and who are committed to the business of design, photography and image-making in broad perspectives, such as arts, commercial and trade. Staff are internationally published researchers who also maintain an active commercial practice, so you can be certain of diverse knowledge to enrich your learning.

Innovating with others

Our graduates have knowledge that is as deep as it is wide. Graduate with a competitive industry advantage thanks to the practical collaborative learning, internships and other invaluable professional networking options on offer.

Study options

On-campus study in our world-class facilities lets you learn with the equipment and techniques of contemporary production houses. Or study online to enjoy the flexibility of learning when you want in the comfort of your own home or studio. Whichever you choose, you’ll have the full support of one of Australia’s leading online creative industries educators.

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Core subjects
The 12 core subjects consist of ten 8 point subjects, two 16 point subjects, as listed below:
CCI101 Visual Communication
CCI102 Material & Spatial Practice
CCI103 Perspectives on the Creative Industries
CCI104 Narrative: Production and Performance
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities
CCI200 Creative Innovation
ETH205 Ethics & Law for Creative Industries
CCI201 Creative Collaboration
CCI301 Research & Reflective Practice
CCI302 Emergent Professional
CCI303 Communication & Creative Industries Project 1 (16 points) - specialisation capstone subject
CCI304 Communication & Creative Industries Project 2 (16 points)
Double specialisation courses will complete the core subjects listed above, as well as the following core subjects:
CCI305 Communication & Creative Industries Project 3 (16 points) - specialisation capstone subject
CCI306 Communication & Creative Industries Project 4 (16 points)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Design your career

Become a multifaceted designer with the skills needed for careers in UX, UI, visual communication, social entrepreneurship, advertising, marketing/promotions, typography, print design, web and emergent media publishing.

Develop your photography career

Gain the skills to succeed in careers involving all aspects of photographic practice. From fine art and documentary through to advertising and commercial photography – you’ll gain experience across analogue, digital imaging and studio techniques.

Shape the future of the industry

With diverse skills in innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking, visual arts management, cultural competence, creative business/administration and start-ups, you’ll be ready to lead artistic and creative projects across industries.

Ability to settle

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