6 months
33500 AUD/full
24000 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.

Career opportunities

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

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


12 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.
CRICOS Code: 096398A  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33500 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33500 AUD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    24000 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 AUD for the full programme during 6 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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