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Creative and Cultural Futures

University of Canberra

M.A. On Campus Blended
24 months
32900 AUD/year
23000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The versatile Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures from University of Canberra will prepare you to be a leader in the rapidly changing cultural sector.  

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Based in the national capital of Canberra – home to Australia’s major cultural institutions and an ever-increasing creative community – you can use the course’s interdisciplinary learning environment to expand your knowledge and networks, build or update your digital skills, develop your entrepreneurial potential, and apply your creativity in real-world settings using Australian and international industry case studies.

This expertise and industry knowledge will help you to establish or build upon a sustainable career in the creative and cultural industries, in fields such as heritage and conservation, community arts, cultural policy and planning, film production, creative writing, digital arts, or in the galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records (GLAMR) sector. The course is capped by a thesis or professional/creative project in an area of your choosing, and if you are already employed in the sector, you will be encouraged to use your past or recent experience to reflect on current industry practice, problems and issues.

Study a Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures at University of Canberra and you will:

  • reflect critically on contemporary issues for the cultural and creative sectors
  • critically analyse and apply professional knowledge and skills, and key techniques and approaches, relevant to a specific area of creative and cultural practice
  • work independently and collaboratively to develop creative solutions to real-world problems and develop entrepreneurial approaches to implement these solutions
  • critically evaluate and apply strategies for cultural leadership and communication across a range of professional and community contexts
  • plan, design and implement creative, professional or research-based projects.

Career opportunities

  • Arts administrator
  • Gallery/Museum director
  • Digital collections strategist
  • Arts/cultural policy analyst
  • Experience manager
  • Cultural content developer
  • Writer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Pasts, Digital Futures
  • Contemporary Issues for the Creative and Cultural Sector
  • Leadership, Ethics and Innovation
  • Master of Arts Thesis / Professional or Creative Project
  • Arts and Humanities Research
  • Creative Practice Research  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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).
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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have a bachelor degree in any field as approved by the University.
  • Applicants with a completed Bachelor's degree in a related/cognate field may be granted credit for 12 credit points of unspecified credit and admission into the 1.5 year (EFTSL) program.
CRICOS Code: 096396C 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32900 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Creative and Cultural Futures
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