This course information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

G80 Bachelor of Creative Industries

The Creative Industries are a growing and important component of the global economy, focussed upon the creation and exploitation of intellectual property across a range of disciplines including Film, Design, Interactive Media and Photography. The Bachelor of Creative Industries is designed to meet the needs of the Creative Industries and enable graduates to meet the challenges of employment (including self-employment) in today’s society in which the Creative Industries are playing an increasingly central role. It focuses on the development of students’ creative, intellectual, analytical and research skills and aims to produce graduates who have an informed, critical and creative approach to understanding media, design and visual culture within the context of the Creative Industries.


Standard University Admission requirements apply.


In addition, students will be required to have a portfolio interview or audition for the Graphic Design and Interior and Spatial Design programmes.

This course is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The Bachelor of Creative Industries degree is a 360 credit point, 24 unit, three year full-time award which may be studied in part-time mode.

The degree has three main components:

  1. a foundation programme of four core units (60 credit points) and four electives (60 credit points) related to a specialised area,
  2. a Major programme consisting of eight units (120 credit points) in a specialised area (listed above),
  3. a supplementary programme consisting of eight units (120 credit points) comprising:
    • a second Major from the Bachelor of Creative Industries or from any other programme at ECU; or
    • a Minor study, plus electives; or
    • an elective programme of eight units.


Students may embark on their chosen Major in the first year of study.


General Rules:

Whatever pattern students choose:

  • normally no more than ten of the units studied should be at first year level;
  • at least four units must be at third year level.
Students must complete the following core units:
CCA1101 Contexts of Modernity 15
CCA1102 Representation and Interpretation 15
CCA1103 Creativity: Theory, Practice and History 15
CMM1108 Communications and Digital Technology 15
Students must complete 60 credit points from the following elective units:
CMM1104 Writing for the Media 15
CMM1105 Study Skills 15
CMM1107 Creative Thinking 15
CMM1112 Communication Strategies 15
DEF1101 Design Foundations: Design Principle 15
DEF1102 Design Foundations: Design History 15
DEF1103 Design Foundations: Colour 15
DEF1104 Design Foundations: Drawing 15
FAV1101 Introduction to Digital Video 15
IMM1121 Digital Photomedia 15
IMM1122 Publishing on the World Wide Web 15
MTQ1110 Desktop Music Production 15
MTQ1118 Digital Audio and Sampling Techniques 15
PHO1105 Photo Work 15
VIS1303 Introduction to Drawing 15
Electives from outside School of Communications&Arts (up to 30 credit points total)
MAFVDOFilm and Video Major
MAGAMEGame Design and Culture Major
MAAABTGraphic Design Major
MAINMEInteractive Media Development Major
MAAABUInterior and Spatial Design Major
MAPHOTPhotomedia Major
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011