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What will I learn?

Highlights

  • Benefit from an original and engaging curriculum that includes fully integrated work experiences, practical, hands-on projects, global study excursions, and cutting-edge research.
  • Learn how to research, implement, and critically assess a range of strategic activities, from identifying talent, developing pitches, and negotiating contracts to engaging culturally diverse audiences and evaluating the impact of new technologies.
  • Get equipped with the critical thinking skills and professional know-how to navigate the dynamic creative practices, industrial structures, and legal mechanisms of the film, television, music, games, and sports industries, among others.
  • Graduate ready for roles in organisations that produce entertainment or become self-employed in generating new entrepreneurial forms of entertainment for the future.

Why choose this course?

Entertainment is everywhere. Digital platforms like Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, and even PlayStation provide audiences with countless hours of entertainment. Yet, more familiar players, like national broadcasters, sports teams and local music festivals remain popular, too. With so many opportunities for creative and commercial success, a career in the entertainment industries has never been more exciting for aspiring creative professionals.

This one-of-a-kind course is your roadmap through the complexities of global entertainment.

Real-world learning

This course is one of the first and only courses of its kind. It was developed in close collaboration with key entertainment industry professionals and draws heavily from the research of top scholars in the School of Communication, including the Digital Media Research Centre.

You will graduate real-world ready with studies covering a wide range of areas from communication theory and practice, law, social media, global media, project management and crisis issues. As such, you will interact throughout the course with industry leaders and the very best teachers in the field. You will also benefit from an original and engaging curriculum design that includes fully integrated work experiences, practical hands-on projects, global study excursions and cutting-edge research.

Learn from the best

Your coursework, which is taught by leading industry researchers in the School of Communication, will equip you with the critical thinking skills and professional know-how necessary for a successful career in the media and entertainment industries. You will learn different industry structures and functions; common professional roles and practices; how to manage individual talent and creative teams; how to identify, develop, and pitch creative ideas; changing sales and distribution models; transformations in audience behaviours and engagement techniques; basic legal principles; and the socio-cultural impact of different entertainment practices and forms.

Careers and outcomes

Graduates work as producers, researchers, publishers, agents and promoters in diverse areas such as film and television, large-scale performances, radio programming, cultural and games productions, theme parks and more.

Research pathways

Turn your creative interests and professional expertise into a postgraduate research degree to master new techniques, skills and research methods. Complete your research as either a thesis or a practical industry-focused creative work, with a written component.

Possible careers

  • Booking Agent
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Entertainment Director
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Entertainment Manager
  • Producer
  • Promoter
  • Sales and Distribution Agent
  • Social Media Entrepreneur
  • Talent Manager

Which department am I in?

Creative Industries Faculty

CRICOS

096577J

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,400.00 (US$ 20,517) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 February 2023, 24 July 2023

Venue

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road,

KELVIN GROVE,

Queensland,

4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An aggregate score of 8 based on the best three A-Level subjects from General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced (A2) Level. A or A2-Level: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, A maximum of two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects can be counted in place of one A-level subject provided that the same subject has not been taken at A level. AS-or A1 Level: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

Students must have a pass in Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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