Courses

Master of Creative Industries

HECAMCI

We are pleased to introduce our latest post-graduate course - the Master of Creative Industries (MCI). The MCI 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.

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Master of Creative Industries (MCI) – Objectives

You will present a major 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 MCI 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 Master of Creative Industries curriculum model is based upon three thematic streams. These are (1) Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation (2), Applied Creative Research and (3) Creative Practice and Interdisciplinarity

Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation

Semester 1

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

Applied Research in Creative Industries

Semester 2

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

Creative Practice and Interdisciplinarity

Semester 3

  • Elective 2
  • Creative Project 2 & 3
  • Elective 3

You should know there are three embedded exit points for the MCI, which are:

  • Graduate Certificate of Creative Industries (one semester/48 Credit Points)
  • Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries (two semesters/96 Credit Points)
  • Master of Creative Industries (three semesters/144 Credit Points)

What do I need to do to enrol?

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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 our 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 and Contact

You can apply directly to Creative Arts – Higher Education (HE), by email, or call 03 9269 8807. You can also chat with an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or write to an ECA by email.

Campus

The MCI will be offered at our Fairfield or Prahran campuses – clarification will be provided on enrolment. For help with decision making regarding campuses, speak with an ECA as above. The website also provides an online webchat option with an ECA.

Local Students

Code

HECAMCI

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

Visual Arts - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 18 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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Combination, Classroom

Fees

Per Semester: $7600
Per Year: $15200

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

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 or Arts Education with a credit average awarded by a recognised university or tertiary institution
  • for additional information on entrance requirements and enrolment, we encourage you to attend one of our Information sessions
Alternatively (for prospective applicants without a completed undergraduate degree)
  • candidates must have 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 have graduated as a Master of Creative Industries you may choose to go onto further study such as undertaking a PhD in the Arts or other related field

Career Pathways

You will find employment through creative enterprise, as an
  • arts professional
  • practising artist
  • self-employed arts entrepeneur
  • arts in the public service sector
  • academic creative arts employment

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

HECAMCI

CRICOS Code

083046K

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Duration

Full-time: 18 months

Modes of Delivery

Combination, Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $8950
  • Tuition fees per year: $17900
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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. 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 recognised equivalency

Alternatively (for prospective applicants without a completed undergraduate degree) - candidates must have 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.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Pathways to further study

Once you have graduated as a Master of Creative Industries you may choose to go onto further study such as undertaking a PhD in the Arts or other related field

Career Pathways

You will find employment through creative enterprise, as an
  • arts professional
  • practising artist
  • self-employed arts entrepeneur
  • arts in the public service sector
  • academic creative arts employment

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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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
MCI101 CREATIVITY
MCI102 CREATIVE INDUSTRIES ENTREPRENEURSHIP
MCI103 DEVELOPING CREATIVE ENTERPRISES
MCI104 CREATIVE PRACTICE 1
MCI201 CREATIVE PRACTICE 2
MCI202 PROJECT DESIGN
MCI203 CREATIVE PROJECT 1
MCI204 ARTS LAW
MCI205 STRATEGY IN CREATIVE ENTERPRISES
MCI301 CREATIVE PROJECT 2 & 3
MCI302 CREATIVE PRACTICE 3
MCI303 CREATIVE INDUSTRIES LEADERSHIP
MCI304 DEVELOPING ARTS AUDIENCES
MCI305 GRANT WRITING