24 months
33500 AUD/year
24000 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

Academic requirements

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

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

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  • International

    33500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33500 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 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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