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Why Creative Industries at QUT?


QUT's Creative Industries Faculty consists of three schools:


In our courses, students analyse communication dynamics in local and international environments and develop professional expertise for graduates who will be employed in these rapidly evolving environments.

Creative Practice

The school brings together a range of creative practice disciplines, and consequently provides students with the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary approaches to their learning and/or research activities - reflective of collaborative experiences in the real world.


Design improves the quality of work and life, brings social and economic advantages to industry and community, and is central to the development of fulfilling citizenship and social innovation.

View the Creative Industries 2019 Undergraduate Prospectus

Message from the Dean

We invite you to join with us in shaping the future of the creative professions at a time of critical transformation in higher education and changing understandings of what it is to be a modern university.

In the Creative Industries Faculty our central mission lies in discovering new knowledge, preserving foundational discoveries and practices of the past and mentoring the rising generation but within a framework which acknowledges the dynamics of the 21st Century. This environment is one of technological innovation, global mobility, industry partnerships and the democratisation of knowledge and access.

We have new curriculum designs which actively incorporate fresh ways of learning - mobile learning, computer based learning, social learning (to draw on our remarkably social brains) and workplace learning. All our teaching seeks to create learning opportunities which build your confidence as learners and encourage you to make strong efforts to learn and perform at a high level.

Our Faculty attracts both national and international students to our suite of higher research degrees appropriate for traditional researchers as well as creative practitioners, including our PhD, Doctorate of Creative Industries, Masters of Fine Arts, Masters of Arts and Masters of Design in Research.

Our research strengths in Digital Media, Communication and Culture, Innovation in the Performing and Digital Arts and Sustainability and Innovation in Design provides unique opportunities for students to interact with inspiring world leaders in these fields.

Creativity is no longer seen as a luxury. It's an economic and cultural imperative valued by individuals, society and employers. Arts, media and design are vital components in the development of social innovation and to build fulfilling local and global community citizenship. It is an exciting time to embark on or further a creative career, or perhaps even to build new creative business ideas. With the right combination of passion and skills you can extend your horizons and opportunities in the Creative Industries.

Professor Mandy Thomas, Executive Dean