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Explore the social, cultural and technical collision of new technologies and the impact of this on audiences and creators.
This degree gives you the skills, knowledge and experience you need to take your ideas from the page to the marketplace, and advance your career.
This program is not available in 2021. However, if you would like to pursue postgraduate study, explore our other postgraduate program options.
A creative degree that gets down to business
Ideas are powerful. They can change lives, the way we live and the very world we live in. But without the skills to pitch, develop and share your concepts, your contribution will be an opportunity lost.
Our Master of Creative Industries is a two-year program that helps you identify, refine, enhance and grow your own intellectual property. Learn how to best participate and survive in the contemporary media landscape with its breakdown of traditional media silos and the transformation of media production and consumption practices. Become a specialist in your field, and learn how to understand and connect with your audiences across broadcast, online, mobile and other channels, and to integrate new platforms and social media into the mix. You’ll also gain complementary cross-discipline skills in the areas of management and entrepreneurship to better leverage your ideas.
Taught by staff with extensive industry experience, this program has a strong focus on creative ideation, audience experience, and user-centred design. It explores the social, cultural and technical collision of new technologies and the impact of this on audiences and creators. Gives you the knowledge and experience needed to take your ideas from the page to the marketplace, and advance your career.
Through our partnership with Tropfest, Western Sydney University strives to provide our students with unique industry experiences that will inspire and support them to harness creativity and share their stories.
Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $34,280*
Delivery: On campus
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As a creative industries graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Marketing and public communications
- Business Innovation
- Interactive media
- New-media development
- Music performance and more
Marketing Professionals develop and coordinate advertising strategies and campaigns, determine the market for new goods and services, and identify and develop market opportunities for new and existing goods and services.
Authors, and Book and Script Editors write, edit and evaluate literary works for publication and scripts for film, television, radio and stage productions.
Advertising Professionals develop and coordinate advertising strategies and campaigns, determine the market for new goods and identify and develop market opportunities.
Journalists research and compile news stories, write and edit news reports, commentaries and feature stories for presentation in print and electronic media.
Professional photographers are responsible for taking photographs of media specific to an organisation or on a freelance basis. The job involves a lot of travel and flexibility.
Composers write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.
Media Producers plan, administer and review activities concerned with producing news, sports and other information for radio and television.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.