Perform new course search

Search Filter

Graduate Certificate in Creative Business - MGC501

Course Code: MGC501
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Business School
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

This course is about starting, building, financing and managing creative businesses. It brings together students from different creative industries to work on a common core of business problems shared by all creative businesses. The course combines instruction in business fundamentals with case studies, group exercises and an individual project. The teaching is deeply grounded in the evolved business models and practices of the creative industries. It is distinguished by its persistent attention to the challenges of creative businesses. Students will learn how to take control of the business aspects of the creative work they do and by doing so, build viable creative businesses and lead sustainably creative lives. Graduates are likely to be already employed or find employment in creative industries. Many are likely to be self-employed. A goal of the course is to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to start or expand their own creative businesses.

The course will be offered for part-time study at this time. It is envisaged that a full-time option will be offered in the future. Unit content and sequencing have been designed to provide a scaffolded learning experience. In the first semester, students are introduced to the structures and processes that house and shape creative enterprises; in the second semester, the focus shifts to the skills and tools employed in everyday operation of a creative business. The progression is thus from external and initial conditions to internal and continuing conditions. Students will have the opportunity to apply and integrate their learning by working on a personal business plan throughout the course.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor qualification or equivalent OR at least 10 years' work experience.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Teaching Period 1
Teaching Period 2
Teaching Period 4
Teaching Period 5
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Teaching Period 1
Teaching Period 2
Teaching Period 4
Teaching Period 5
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Teaching Period 1
Teaching Period 2
Teaching Period 4
Teaching Period 5

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Certificate in Creative Business GradCert CreativeBus

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

$25,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Develop a strong foundation in the theory and practice of developing, financing, structuring and managing creative enterprises. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Analyse creative business problems and opportunities from a multi-disciplinary perspective including financial, creative and human resource considerations. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries.
Collect, synthesise and interpret relevant data and evidence in support of creative projects and business decision-making. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Make ethical and sustainable business decisions in a complex creative business environment and reflect critically on creative and business practices. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Communicate goals and plans with a high level of coherence and persuasiveness. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

UC graduates are global citizens: Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard duration is 1 year part-time. Maximum duration is 3 years.

Offerings

    Enrolment Numbers

    View the number of student enrolments for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

    Faculty of Business, Government and Law
    Print this page
    ApplyEnquire
    Why choose UC

    Perform new course search

    Search Filter

    Frequently Asked Questions