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Master of Creative Industries

  • Masters (Coursework)

Melbourne Polytechnic's newest post-graduate course - the Master of Creative Industries (MCI) - is a program aimed at creative practices of all disciplines.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
18 months full-time, 36 months part-time
Course Code
HECAMCI, 083046K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months

About this course

Step into the spotlight

Melbourne Polytechnic's newest post-graduate course - the Master of Creative Industries (MCI) - is a program aimed at creative practices of all disciplines. Choose to specialise in Fine Arts and Illustration, Music, Film Making and TV, Journalism, Photography, Graphic Design, Jewellery and Object Design, Curatorship and more. With three thematic streams in Applied Research, Creative Practice and Creative Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, the MCI is all about you, your choices and your creative development. Australia's creative industries contribute over $90 billion to the national economy, with an increasing demand for creative skills sets across all industry sectors.

A tailored approach to your creativity

Melbourne Polytechnic's Master of Creative Industries focuses on the creation of a major project over three semesters, in any creative field of your choosing. The MCI will help you consolidate your creative identity, while giving you the tools to position your work in the real-world arts community. You will learn skills vital to succeed within competitive creative industries, build your creative networks, strengthen your knowledge of creative research and critical thinking, and extend your practice with supervisory guidance from leading experts, mentors and supervisors in your field. Master of Creative Industries students will have access to Melbourne Polytechnic's extensive creative facilities, including dedicated art studios and classrooms, musical production facilities including rehearsal spaces and live sound studios, filmmaking equipment and television studios, photographic studios and digital photo labs, our dedicated jewellery design and manufacture workshops and more.

Create your own future

Melbourne Polytechnic's MCI's flexible study options allows you to exit the course after one semester with Graduate Certificate of Creative Industries and after two semesters Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries, should you choose to complete the Master at a later date. Graduates of the MCI will have a deeper knowledge of their art practices. Likely areas of employment include an arts professional, a practicing artist, a self-employed arts entrepreneur or a creative working within the public service sector. You may even choose further study as an academic in the creative arts and gain support in undertaking research in your own creative field.

Entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a Creative Arts discipline or other appropriate area, such as Arts Management or Arts Education with a credit average awarded by a recognised university or TAFE. For any additional information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Sessions.

Alternatively, 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.

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Career pathways

  • arts professional
  • practising artist
  • self-employed arts entrepreneur
  • arts in the public service sector
  • academic creative arts employment
  • Designer
  • Jeweller
  • Post-Production Television Sound Engineer
  • Post-Production Film Engineer
  • Post-Production Engineer for Digital Media
  • Studio Assistant
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Arts Professional
  • Creative Artist
  • Self-Employed Artist