The MCI aims to build on your creative networks, strengthen your knowledge of applied creative research, critical thinking and to extend your practice with supervisory guidance from experts in your field. These skills are vital to succeed within the competitive creative industries – enrol with us to get ahead, and stay ahead.
The Master of Creative Industries curriculum model is based upon three thematic streams. These are (1) Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation (2), Applied Research and (3) Creative Practice
There are three embedded exit points for the MCI, which are:
- Graduate Certificate of Creative Industries – Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation (one semester/48 Credit Points)
- Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries – Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation and Applied Research (two semesters/96 Credit Points)
- Master of Creative Industries – all streams (three semesters/144 Credit Points)
What do I need to do to enrol?
The MCI accepts qualified graduates or appropriately qualified industry experienced professionals.
Recognition of Prior Learning
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in a Creative Arts discipline or another appropriate area such as Arts Management, Arts Education, with a credit average awarded by a recognised university or TAFE. For more information, applicants are encouraged to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Sessions.
Alternatively (for prospective applicants without a completed undergraduate degree) - candidates may enter the Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate by demonstrating a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work or creative practice experience in creative and performing arts or in an industry position related to creative and performing arts.
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Creative Arts or another appropriate area in the Arts
English: Academic IELTS 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0, Pearson PTE Academic 58 overall with no individual communicative skill below 50, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Alternatively (for prospective applicants without a completed undergraduate degree) - candidates must have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work or creative practice experience in creative and performing arts or in an industry position related to creative and performing arts.
Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department
Pathways to further study
Once you have graduated as a Master of Creative Industries you may choose to go onto further studies such as undertaking a PhD in the Arts or another related field
You will find employment through creative enterprise, as an
- arts professional
- practising artist
- self-employed arts entrepreneur
- arts in the public service sector
- academic creative arts employment
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Last updated January 12, 2019