Courses

Master of Creative Industries

HECAMCI

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

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The MCI is a multidiscipline program aimed at creative practitioners of all disciplines (we have graduates in Fine Art/Illustration, Music, Film Making and TV, Journalism, Photography, Graphic Design, Jewellery and Object Design, Curators and more). The MCI will build on your creative networks, strengthen your knowledge of applied creative research, critical thinking and to extend your practice with supervisory guidance from experts in your field. 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

The MCI is about getting YOUR high-quality creative work OUT into the world, both locally and internationally. The MCI will help you consolidate your own creative identity while simultaneously giving you the tools to position your work in the real-world arts community. This begins locally, where you will become a part of the fertile arts community that is Melbourne Polytechnic, Fairfield Campus, a rich place for collaboration and creative-centric work.

You will work closely with mentors and supervisors—leading experts in your field—to develop a major project over 3 semesters either as a fine artist, designer, writer, musician, jeweller, film maker, curator or other creative arts professional. You will incorporate and overlay your own creative practice into your study; it’s all about your choices and your creative development.

Upon completing your degree, likely areas of employment lie within creative enterprises, as an arts professional, a practicing artist, a self-employed arts entrepreneur or within the public service sector and/or academic creative arts related fields.

Become a creative arts entrepreneur, a leader in social innovation. Gain support in undertaking research in your OWN creative field. Connect with your creative arts community, both locally and internationally. Make it happen in the MCI.

There are three thematic streams:

  • Applied Research
  • Creative Practice
  • Creative Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

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)

Career Pathways

You will find employment through creative enterprise, as an

  • arts professional
  • practising artist
  • self-employed arts entrepreneur
  • arts in the public service sector
  • academic creative arts employment

Pathways to Further Study

Once you have graduated with 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. Find out more at http://melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/pathways/

Local Students

Code

HECAMCI

Campuses

Fairfield

Department

Visual Arts - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 18 months

Part-time: 3 years

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM (1st and 2nd semester)
Wed - AM and PM (1st and 2nd semester)
Tue - AM and PM (3rd semester)
Thu - AM and PM (3rd semester)

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor on 03 9269 8400

Modes of Delivery

Mentorship, Formal Supervision, Classroom

Fees

Per Semester: $9650
Per Year: $18000

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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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

You 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 TAFE. For any additional information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Information Sessions. Alternatively, 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 with 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 entrepreneur
  • 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

Mentorship, Formal Supervision, Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $10218
  • Tuition fees per year: $20436
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Entrance Requirements

You 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 TAFE. For any additional information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Information Sessions. Alternatively, 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. 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 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 with 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 entrepreneur
  • arts in the public service sector
  • academic creative arts employment

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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Units Of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

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