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Undergraduate subject

Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice

28 October 2023

Combine artistic and business skills for a career within the creative industry at large.



Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice


This specialisation is for those who want to be a part of the creative industry by combining artistic and business skills.

Study at least two areas of the creative arts of your choice (music and audio, film and media, art, and creative writing) through applied learning and theory.

Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice

What will my study involve?

  • Study key industry skills like management, marketing, and communication.
  • Choose your courses based on the creative industries you want to work in.
  • Create practical projects and choose between a final-year internship or podcasting experience.

Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice


Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice specialisation

UC offers a specialisation in Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice within the Bachelor of Arts. Specialisations group courses from different subjects into a central theme.

Each year, you will have the opportunity to focus your studies on two industry areas: music, screen/media, art, and writing practice. The final year includes an internship or podcast project focused on your chosen areas.

The following courses are required throughout your degree:


Plus one course chosen from the following categories:


Plus three courses from the following, selected from at least two categories:


Plus 60 points chosen from the following, with at least 30 selected from two categories:

Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice

Career opportunities

This degree can lead to a range of careers in the arts industry, such as producing, writing, management, and communications.

Career pathways could include:

  • campaign and event management
  • editing and publishing
  • marketing art
  • media production.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

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