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.
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.
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
- 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
Creative Practice and Interdisciplinarity
- 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 (RPL)
Note: 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.ud1484712797e.cin1484712797hcety1484712797lopen1484712797ruobl1484712797em@st1484712797raevi1484712797taerc1484712797, or talk with an Education and Career Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
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.
Please contact an ECA (as above) or the Creative Arts – HE Department for any additional information – by phone, 03 9269 8807, or by email.
The MCI will be offered at our Fairfield or Prahran campuses – clarification will be provided on enrolment, or speak with an ECA – as above.
DepartmentPerforming Arts - HE
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 DeliveryCombination, Classroom
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
MaterialsWe 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 RequirementsYou must have successfully completed 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 any additional information, we encourage you to attend one of our Information Nights
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 studyOnce 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 PathwaysYou 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
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.
|MCI102||CREATIVE INDUSTRIES ENTREPRENEURSHIP|
|MCI103||DEVELOPING CREATIVE ENTERPRISES|
|MCI104||CREATIVE PRACTICE 1|
|MCI201||CREATIVE PRACTICE 2|
|MCI203||CREATIVE PROJECT 1|
|MCI205||STRATEGY IN CREATIVE ENTERPRISES|
|MCI301||CREATIVE PROJECT 2 & 3|
|MCI302||CREATIVE PRACTICE 3|
|MCI303||CREATIVE INDUSTRIES LEADERSHIP|
|MCI304||DEVELOPING ARTS AUDIENCES|