University of Newcastle

Master of Creative Industries

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Creative Industries is designed to provide a framework for existing professionals and practitioners in the creative industries to acquire new entrepreneurial skills, extend their existing practice, deepen their understanding of opportunities in this field, and contribute to the development of new creative practices. The program centres on creative work conceived for and applied in real-world settings, managed by students themselves in close consultation with creative industry practitioners and experts. Specialist course options also exist across creative writing, creative and performing arts, music, design, communication and information technology.


This program requires students to complete between 80 - 120 units. All students complete 60 units of Core courses and 20 units of Directed courses. Students who are required to complete a 120 unit program complete a further 40 units of Directed courses.


  • Creative industries

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor Degree in a discipline area with 1 year relevant work experience (complete the 80 unit Masters) OR Bachelor degree in a discipline area with no relevant work experience (complete the 120 unit Masters) OR Bachelor Honours Degree (complete the 80 unit Masters) OR Graduate Certificate (complete the 80 unit Masters) OR Diploma in a discipline area with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience (80 unit Masters). Evidence of relevant work experience must be detailed through a statement of service and or portfolio.

Study pathways

Students apply for credit to enter into the program by first completing the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries (40 units) or apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience in a Discipline area. Discipline areas include but are not limited to: advertising design, architecture, design, electronic games, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing, radio, television, visual arts.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Newcastle City Precinct Domestic: $34,935
International: $59,034
Online International: $59,033 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Newcastle City Precinct, Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Further information

Evidence of relevant work experience must be detailed through a statement of service and/or portfolio.

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