12 months
33500 AUD/year
24000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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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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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.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33500 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 AUD for the full programme during 12 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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