University of Canberra

Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Futures

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

This interdisciplinary course will introduce you to key issues in the rapidly changing cultural sector, including concepts of impact, access, audiences, leadership and innovation. Teaching is enriched through close links with the creative and cultural industries, and the Faculty's internationally recognised Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. The cultural sector faces many challenges, from the impact of new technology to changes in funding models and by studying this course, you will be inspired to lead, adapt and innovate at all stages of your career. You will develop expertise and industry knowledge which will help you build a sustainable career in whichever area you choose, such as community arts, creative writing, film production, digital arts, cultural policy and planning, heritage and conservation, or the galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records (GLAMR) sector. Progression from this course to the Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures and the Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures is available by enrolling in additional units.


12 credit points


  • Impact and Enterprise G
  • Creative Thinking
  • Digital Pasts, Digital Futures
  • The Activation Lab
  • Contemporary Issues for the Creative and Cultural Sector

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of creative writing
  • Applications will be judged on this portfolio in addition to other admission requirements
  • Applicants need to be familiar with word processing and preferably with other computer programs
  • Excellent use of written English is essential.

Study pathways

This certificate is subsumable within the Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication (Professional Writing).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $23,000
International: $32,900

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