What will I learn?

The rapidly evolving digital communications industries require practitioners who are technologically literate, culturally sophisticated, innovative and resourceful. This degree introduces students to key debates around the role of social media in everyday life and focuses on developing innovative and analytical solutions to problems through the use of digital and social media. It also provides students with practical skills in social media management, user experience and user interface design, and digital marketing.

Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilizes multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world.

The degree offers a comprehensive introduction to digital and social media as a social phenomenon and future career pathway. The degree is one of first media degrees in Australia to specifically focus on social media, is taught by content experts and industry practitioners, and is well-recognized within industry. Graduates are technologically literate, analytically sophisticated, innovative and resourceful.

By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own, across and between other disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate across a rapidly accelerating world of change.

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points consisting of 24 credit points of communication core subjects, a 48-credit-point major and potential 48-credit-point second major (subject to application), 24 credit points of cross-disciplinary electives and a 96-credit-point creative intelligence and innovation core. Students who do not meet the requirements to study the second major complete elective subjects.

Careers

Career options include social media manager, UX/UI designer, digital campaign manager, prototype designer, digital entrepreneur, policy analyst, digital content producer, digital marketing specialist, communications officer.

By being creative thinkers, initiators of new ideas, scenario planners, global strategists, open network designers or sustainable futures innovators within their chosen field of study, graduates maximize the potential of their chosen profession, making them highly sought after graduates with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

CRICOS

088069G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,280.00 (US$ 23,906) per year
Fee per session: AUD $17,640

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

Start date

9 March 2020

Venue

University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,

ULTIMO,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the US High School Diploma plus either successful completion of: SAT 1 (Total of Critical Reading, Mathematical and Writing scores) at competitive standard; OR an approved associateship at a Community/Junior College. Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based): 79 - 93 overall, writing 21; PTE: 58-64; CAE: 176-184; AE5/AE6 (PASS): AE5.

For international students

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media).

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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UTS has invested AUD 1.3 billion in creating a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Sydney’s entrepreneurial district.

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