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  • Objectives
    Enables graduates to meet the challenges of employment (including self-employment) in today's society in which the Creative Industries are playing an increasingly central role. Focuses on the development of students' creative, intellectual, analytical and research skills and aims to produce graduates who have an informed, critical and creative approach to understanding media, design and visual culture within the context of the Creative Industries. Disciplines offered include: Creative Music Technology; Film and Video; Game Design and Culture; Graphic Design; Interactive Media Development; Interior and Spatial Design; Photomedia.
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum admission requirements apply to enter this course. Special admission requirements A portfolio interview for the Graphic Design and Interior and Spatial Design disciplines. Information regarding interview requirements and procedures is available from the School of Communications & Arts.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Creative Industries
  • Course description
    Related careers
    Graphic Designer, Photographer, Film Director, Game Designer, Sound Recording Specialist, Sound Mixer, CD Producer, DVD Producer, Audio Specialist, Editor, Film Producer, TV Producer, Film Critic, Television Producer, Designer, Digital Media Manager, Graphic Designer, Design Consultant, Desktop Publisher, Web Designer, Web Programmer, Retail Spatial Designer, Interior Designer, Display & Event Designer

    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    Bachelor of Creative Industries students can study unitsets in the following disciplines as part of this course:

        * Creative Music Technology
        * Film and Video
        * Game Design & Culture
        * Graphic Design
        * Interactive Media Development
        * Interior and Spatial Design
        * Photomedia

    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The Bachelor of Creative Industries degree is a 360 credit point, 24 unit, three year full-time award which may be studied in part-time mode.

    The degree has three main components:

       1. a foundation programme of four units and four electives, completed in first year
       2. a Major programme consisting of eight units in a specialised area (listed above)
       3. a supplementary programme consisting of eight units comprising:
              * a second Major from the Bachelor of Creative Industries or from any other programme at ECU; or
              * a Minor study, plus electives; or
              * an elective programme of eight units.


    General Rules:

    Whatever pattern students choose:

        * normally no more than ten of the units studied should be at first year level;
        * at least four units must be at third year level.

    Unit           Description                                                     Points

    Students must complete the following core units:
    CCA1101    Contexts of Modernity                                      15
    CCA1102    Representation and Interpretation                  15
    CCA1103    Creativity: Theory, Practice and History           15
    CMM1108    Communications and Digital Technology         15

    Students must complete 60 credit points from the following elective units:
    CMM1104    Writing for the Media                                      15
    CMM1105    Study Skills                                                      15
    CMM1107    Creative Thinking                                            15
    CMM1112    Communication Strategies                              15
    DEF1101      Design Foundations: Design Principle            15
    DEF1102     Design Foundations: Design History               15
    DEF1103     Design Foundations: Colour                           15
    DEF1104     Design Foundations: Drawing                        15
    FAV1101     Introduction to Digital Video                           15
    IMM1121     Digital Photomedia                                         15
    IMM1122     Publishing on the World Wide Web               15
    MTQ1110    Desktop Music Production                              15
    MTQ1118    Digital Audio and Sampling Techniques          15
    PHO1105    Photo Work                                                    15
    VIS1303     Introduction to Drawing                                  15
    Electives from outside School of Communications & Contemporary Arts (up to 30 credit points total)

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