18 months
34165 AUD/year
20100 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Creative Industries from University of Newcastle offers a unique degree that will engage your creativity for social and cultural innovation; and provide a platform to explore your ideas and transform your passions into viable commercial endeavours. If you define yourself as a creator, shape-shifter, or innovator; then this is the program for you.

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Using first-rate facilities and Innovation Labs, you will collaborate in an interdisciplinary learning environment to transform your ideas and passions into a commercial product and learn how to expose your product to the marketplace. You will graduate with the ability to understand what industry and communities require to drive social and cultural change.


The Master of Creative Industries from University of Newcastle offers you limitless possibilities and potential to further explore concepts in your chosen practice. Our coursework will enable you to translate your passion into innovative solutions and pave careers in some of the following creative industries:

  • advertising and marketing
  • architecture and interior design
  • audio visual design
  • communication and media studies
  • creative arts
  • creative writing and publishing
  • digital content and software
  • drama and theatre studies
  • fine arts
  • graphic arts and design studies
  • graphic and design studies
  • graphic and electronic design
  • journalism
  • language and literature
  • music and performing arts
  • television, print and radio production
  • visual arts, film and cinematics

As the program offers you the freedom to explore and create, balanced with support and theoretical structure, you will graduate with the ability to apply your creativity in real-world settings and position yourself at the forefront of the creative industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research for Creative Industries 
  • Innovation Lab - Thinking It Through 
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Innovation Lab - Making it Happen
  • Innovation Lab - Making it Known

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


80 alternative credits

80-120 unit


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
61 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 096166F

Admission to the Master of Creative Industries will be based on a completed:

  • Bachelor Degree in a discipline area with 1 year relevant work experience (80 units) OR
  • Bachelor degree in a discipline area with no relevant work experience (120 units) OR
  • Bachelor Honours Degree (80 units) OR
  • Graduate Certificate (80 units) OR
  • Diploma in a discipline area with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience (80 units).
  • Evidence of relevant work experience must be detailed through a statement of service and or portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34165 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34165 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    20100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20100 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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