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Creative and Cultural Futures

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
32900 AUD/year
22300 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Whether you are currently working or studying in the creative and cultural sector, or wish to develop an increased understanding of its contemporary issues and challenges, the interdisciplinary Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures from University of Canberra gives you the opportunity to futureproof your career in the rapidly changing cultural sector.

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UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

Please refer to our website for detailed info regarding availability/conditions etc

Based in Canberra, with access to the city’s major cultural institutions and vibrant creative community, your experiential learning will be enriched and enlivened thanks to these close links and through research-led teaching from the Faculty’s internationally recognised Centre for Creative and Cultural Research.

Rather than focusing solely on current workplace needs, this diploma will expand your thinking around critical issues, such as access, audiences, impact, innovation and leadership, meaning you’ll be well-placed to take up positions of influence across a range of fields, including digital media arts, film production, community arts, creative writing, global studies, cultural policy and planning, heritage and conservation, and the galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records (GLAMR) sector. Progression from this course to the Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures is available by enrolling in additional units.

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

  • reflect critically on contemporary issues for the cultural and creative sectors
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Leadership, Ethics and Innovation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have a bachelor degree in any field as approved by the University.
CRICOS Code: 096397B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32900 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22300 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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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