Courses

Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries

HECAMCIGD

We are pleased to introduce our latest post-graduate course - the Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries (GDCI). The GDCI aims to strengthen your knowledge of applied creative research, critical thinking and to extend your practice. These skills are vital to succeed within the competitive creative industries - enrol with us to get ahead, and stay ahead.

Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries (GDCI) – Objectives

You will present a minor project reflective of topical themes and issues and that has developed your professional practice either as an artist, designer, writer, musician or other arts professional (at the end of this degree). This project is supported by work in a studio and with a focus on initiating and exploring innovative projects with industry.

The learning goals and objectives for the GDCI are based around developing the relevant knowledge and analytical, critical and study skills necessary to building ventures in the creative industries. You should be able to find employment through creative enterprise, as an arts professional, practicing artist, self-employed arts entrepreneur or within the public service sector and/or academic creative arts related fields.

Course Structure

The Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries curriculum model is based upon two thematic streams. These are (1) Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation and (2) Applied Creative Research.

Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation

Semester 1

  • Creativity
  • Developing Creative Enterprises
  • Creative Practice 1
  • Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship

Applied Research in Creative Industries

  • Creative Practice 2
  • Project Design
  • Creative Project 1
  • Elective 1

There is one embedded exit point for the MCIGDCI, which is:

  • Graduate Certificate of Creative Industries (one semester/48 Credit Points)

What do I need to do to enrol?

See entrance requirement information (listed below) – the GDCI accepts qualified graduates or appropriately qualified industry experienced professionals – criteria also listed below.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to Melbourne Polytechnic’s Higher Education (HE) Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Method of Application

Apply directly to Creative Arts – Higher Education (HE), by email: ua.ud1532214898e.cin1532214898hcety1532214898lopen1532214898ruobl1532214898em@st1532214898raevi1532214898taerc1532214898, or talk with an Education and Course Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400.

Please contact an ECA (as above) or the Creative Arts – HE Department for any additional information – by phone, 03 9269 8807, or by email. Campus

The GDCI will be offered at our Fairfield or Prahran campuses – clarification will be provided on enrolment, or speak with an ECA – as above.

Local Students

Code

HECAMCIGD

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

Visual Arts - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Part-time: available


Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Combination, Classroom

Fees

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Materials

We will provide a list of required materials and books at the start of the course.

You will have access to PhD qualified staff, accounting software packages, journal databases and other library collections

Entrance Requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in a Creative Arts discipline or other appropriate area such as Arts Management, Arts Education, with a credit average awarded by a recognised university or TAFE. For more information, applicants are encouraged to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Sessions.

Alternatively (for prospective applicants without a completed undergraduate degree) - candidates may enter the Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate by demonstrating a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work or creative practice experience in creative and performing arts or in an industry position related to creative and performing arts.

Pathways to further study

Once you complete a Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries you may choose to go onto further study such as a Master of Creative Industries.

Career Pathways

You may find employment through creative enterprise:
  • arts professional
  • practising artist
  • self-employed arts entrepreneur
  • arts in the public service sector
  • academic creative arts employment

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

HECAMCIGD

CRICOS Code

083047J

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Modes of Delivery

Combination, Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $9400
  • Tuition fees per year: $18800
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Entrance Requirements

Academic: Undergraduate degree in Creative Arts or other appropriate area in the Arts
English: Academic IELTS 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0, Pearson PTE Academic 58 overall with no individual communicative skill below 50, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Alternatively (for prospective applicants without a completed undergraduate degree) - candidates may enter the Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate by demonstrating a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work or creative practice experience in creative and performing arts or in an industry position related to creative and performing arts.

Pathways to further study

Once you complete a Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries you may choose to go onto further study such as a Master of Creative Industries.

Career Pathways

You may find employment through creative enterprise:
  • arts professional
  • practising artist
  • self-employed arts entrepreneur
  • arts in the public service sector
  • academic creative arts employment

Enrolment Intake

  • February
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Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
MCI101 CREATIVITY 1
MCI102 CREATIVE INDUSTRIES ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1
MCI103 DEVELOPING CREATIVE ENTERPRISES 1
MCI104 CREATIVE PRACTICE 1 1
MCI201 CREATIVE PRACTICE 2 1
MCI202 PROJECT DESIGN 1
MCI203 CREATIVE PROJECT 1 1
MCI204 ARTS LAW 1
MCI205 STRATEGY IN CREATIVE ENTERPRISES 1