Arts & Creative Industries

What?

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program: 8 pre-university level units studied over a period of 2 to 3 trimesters.

Tertiary Access Program: 4 pre-university level units studied over a period of 1 trimester.

Diploma: 8 to 12 university level units studied over a period of 2 to 3 trimesters. The Diploma has the same course content and structure as Year 1 of the respective Curtin undergraduate degree.

Why?

  • Much smaller classes than in the equivalent 1st year Bachelor degree. (30-40 students)
  • 3 intakes per year (Feb, June Oct) for most courses
  • Opportunity to complete in 8 or 12 months depending on start dates
  • Extra contact time with your tutors
  • Situated on the main Curtin campus. Western Australia's largest university and only 8 kilometres from Perth CBD

How?

  1. Download the pdf below, for full details of this course.
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  3. Click 'Apply today' to send through your application, or
  4. Click the 'Our Representatives' button below to find details of someone in your country who can help you apply.
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Courses lead to...

Students who have successfully completed the Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program OR the Tertiary Access Program progress on to the Diploma, which is equivalent to the 1st year of the Curtin Bachelor degree.

Prospective students who have already completed the equivalent of the Australian Year 12 standard and meet the academic and English entry requirements are eligible for entry into the Diploma program. Successful completion of the Diploma program leads on to Year 2 of the Curtin Bachelor degree.

Note:Some courses have Higher English Language Requirements and compulsory course prerequisites. Refer to the English Language Requirements here.

 

About the Programs

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program

All Streams

  • Communications I (COM 201)
  • Communications II (COM 202)
  • Design Processes (DEP 100)
  • Design Skills I (DES 100)
  • Design Skills II (DES 101)
  • Introduction to Computing (BUS 107)
  • Marketing (BUS 109)

 

Plus 1 optional unit from the following:

  • Mass Communication I (COM 104) or Mass Communication II (COM 105)

Progression rule to Diploma: 50%

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Tertiary Access Program

Design and Art Stream

  • Introduction to Computing (BUS 107)
  • Communications II (COM 202)
  • Design Processes (DEP 100)
  • Design Skills I (DES 100)

 

Progression rule to Diploma: 50%

Media Culture & Creative Arts Stream

  • Communications II (COM 202)
  • Design Skills (DES 100)
  • Marketing (BUS 109)

Plus 1 optional unit from the following:

  • Mass Communication I (COM 104) or Mass Communication II (COM 105)

Progression rule to Diploma: 50%

Social Sciences Stream

  • Communications II (COM 202)
  • Design Skills (DES 100)
  • Marketing (BUS 109)

Plus 1 optional unit from the following:

  • Mass Communication I (COM 104) or Mass Communication II (COM 105)

Progression rule to Diploma: 50%

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Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries

Design and Art Stream

  • Culture to Cultures 102
  • Making Meanings 103
  • Marketing 1100
  • Screen Practice 111
  • Design Elements 191
  • Design Principles and Process 171
  • Design Practice 172
  • Art & Creativity 100

 

Media, Culture & Creative Arts Stream

  • Culture to Cultures 102
  • Making Meanings 103
  • Engaging Media 104
  • Journalism 111
  • Design Practice 172
  • Screen Practice 111
  • Web Communications 101

 

Plus 1 optional unit from the following:

  • Public Relations 1101 or Marketing 1100

 

Social Sciences Stream

  • Culture to Cultures 102
  • Making Meanings 103
  • Engaging Media 104
  • Journalism 111
  • Design Practice 172
  • Screen Practice 111
  • Marketing 1100
  • Wed Communication 101

 

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Entry into Curtin Year 2

Study Area: Design and Art

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities)

CRICOS Code 068750M

Remaining duration of degree: 2 years

With majors in Design including:

  • Art & Design Studies
  • Creative Advertising & Graphic Design
  • 3D Design
    • Product Design
    • Jewellery Design
    • Furniture design
  • Digital Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Fine Art
  • Photography & Illustration Design
  • Visualisation Technologies

Study Area: Media, Culture & Creative Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)

CRICOS Code 018629D

Remaining duration of degree: 2 years

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities)

CRICOS Code 068750M

Remaining duration of degree: 2 years

With majors in:

  • Creative Writing
  • Internet Communications
  • Journalism
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Professional Writing
  • Screen Arts (Film and Television)

Study Area: Social Science

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities)

CRICOS Code 068750M

Remaining duration of degree: 2 years

With majors in:

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Geography

Popular careers

Note: some of the careers are relevant depending on majors chosen within the Degree

Design and Art

  • Artist
  • Craftsperson
  • Professional Artist
  • Freelance Artist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Gallery Curator
  • Illustrator
  • Museum Designer
  • Art Historian
  • Fashion Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Merchandiser
  • Accessories Designer
  • Fashion and Textile Producer
  • Interior Designer
  • Jeweller
  • In-house Creative Consultant
  • Freelance Designer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Gallery Director
  • In-house Creative Consultant

Media Culture and Creative Arts

  • Journalist
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Creative Advertising Consultant
  • In-House Creative Advisor
  • Freelance Designer
  • Copywriter
  • Print Journalist
  • Radio Journalist
  • Television Journalist
  • Photo Journalist
  • Filmmaker
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Production Designer
  • Cinematographer
  • Web Developer
  • Internet Project Manager
  • Online Writer
  • Internet Analyst
  • Web Communications Consultant
  • Website Manager
  • Online Marketer
  • Digital Content Creator

Social Sciences

  • Historian
  • Anthropologist
  • Sociologist
  • Political Scientist

2014 Tuition Fees (International Students)

Student Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program Tertiary Access Program Higher Education Diploma

International Students

A$18,000 (A$2,250 per unit)

A$9,000 (A$2,250 per unit)

A$25,600 (A$3,200 per unit)