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Diploma in Creative Industries, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
University rank #217 (QS) Brisbane, Australia
Studying Diploma in Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology  will fast-track your entry into the second year of QUT's Bachelor of Creative Industries and Bachelor of Communication. 
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You will develop academic skills which will help you become more confident with your university studies and dramatically improve your English skills, all while enjoying a complete university experience. Successful graduates of the Diploma in Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology  will be guaranteed entry into your chosen QUT Creative Industries program with up to 1 year of advanced standing.

You will learn through university style lectures, tutorials and workshops with a focus on the development of independent learning skills. Smaller class sizes mean you get more individual attention from your teachers.

Progression to your related Bachelor degree

To progress into your chosen Bachelor degree you will need to meet the conditions listed in your offer letter, including:

  • successfully complete your Diploma with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.0 on a 7-point scale.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description

      12-month Diploma option available for February entry.

  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Creative Industries: People and Practices
  • Creative Industries: Making Connections
  • Photomedia and Artistic Practice
  • The Successful Creative Life
  • Introducing Design History
  • Strategic speech communication
  • Managing social media

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS: 081617G

When you submit your application, you’ll need to include certified copies of:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers, like your passport, national identity card, or student visa.

If you are currently in Australia, you must include a copy of your current confirmation of enrolment (CoE).

Make sure you also include information about your previous study, and any study you are currently doing.

If your documents are not in English, you will need to supply a certified English translation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21570 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21570 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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