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  • The Diploma in Creative Industries is a direct pathway into a range of QUT’s Creative Industries programs. On completion of the diploma with the required results, you will receive up to one year of advanced standing and a guaranteed place in your chosen degree program. This pathway is an introduction to diverse knowledge, creativity and practical skills across a range of creative disciplines and provides additional academic and language support, preparing you for successful study in the QUT Creative Industries Faculty.
    Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University.
    On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in one of the approved QUT Creative Industries programs with up to 1 year of advanced standing.
    Study first year academic content.
    Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.
    Develop English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test.
    Progression to your related bachelor course
    To progress into your chosen degree program you will need to:
    successfully complete your diploma with a minimum GPA of at least 4.0
    obtain a minimum grade of 4 in Academic Communication 1 and 2.
    Advanced standing
    The number of semesters required to complete a bachelor course in Creative Industries depends on which bachelor course you want to study.
    You are eligible for 96 credit points (one year) of advanced standing
    It will take four semesters to complete:
    Bachelor of Creative Industries
    Bachelor of Entertainment Industries (February intake)
    Bachelor of Media and Communication
    Bachelor of Journalism
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, TV and New Media Production)
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative and Professional Writing)
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) (February intake)
    Bachelor of Mass Communication (Entertainment, Journalism, Media and Communication, Public Relations, Advertising)*
    *Students intending to progress to the Bachelor of Mass Communication must complete unit BSD126 Marketing while studying your Diploma. Not completing this unit will extend your bachelor course duration. If you change your principle course to the Bachelor of Mass Communication while studying your Diploma, please seek enrolment advice.
    It will take 5 semesters to complete:
    Bachelor of Entertainment Industries (July intake)
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) (July intake)
    It will take 6 semesters to complete:
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) (February intake)
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production) (February intake)
    It will take 8 semesters to complete:
    Bachelor of Design (Honours) with majors in Interactive and Visual Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design (February intake).
    You are eligible for 60 credit points of advanced standing
    It will take 8 semesters to complete:
    Bachelor of Design (Honours) with majors in Architectural Studies or Landscape Architecture (February intake).
    Progression to other bachelor courses
    For progression requirements from the Diploma in Creative Industries into a bachelor program that is not listed above, please refer to the entry requirements for that specific bachelor program.
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    Academic calendar for Foundation and diploma programs

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