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Creative and Cultural Futures

Postgraduate Certificate
6 months
32900 AUD/full
22300 AUD/full
Tuition fee
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Take advantage of Canberra’s major cultural institutions and vibrant creative community. This Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Futures from University of Canberra will introduce you to key issues in the rapidly changing cultural sector, including concepts of impact, access, audiences, leadership and innovation. 

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Teaching is enriched through close links with the creative and cultural industries, and the Faculty’s internationally recognised Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. The cultural sector faces many challenges, from the impact of new technology to changes in funding models and by studying this course, you will be inspired to lead, adapt and innovate at all stages of your career.

You will develop expertise and industry knowledge which will help you build a sustainable career in whichever area you choose, such as community arts, creative writing, film production, digital arts, cultural policy and planning, heritage and conservation, or the galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records (GLAMR) sector. Progression from this course to the Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures and the Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures is available by enrolling in additional units.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Heritage Materials Conservation at University of Canberra and you will:

  • reflect on contemporary issues for the cultural and creative sectors
  • 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 to develop entrepreneurial approaches to implement these solutions
  • evaluate and apply strategies for cultural leadership and communication across a range of professional and community contexts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Impact and Enterprise
  • Creative Thinking
  • Digital Pasts, Digital Futures 
  • The Activation Lab 
  • Contemporary Issues for the Creative and Cultural Sector 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


12 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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.
79 (required)
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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have a bachelor degree in any field as approved by the University.
CRICOS Code: 096398A

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32900 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32900 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    22300 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22300 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.


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