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Doctor of Creative Industries, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #217 (QS) Brisbane, Australia
The Doctor of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology is a dynamic professional doctorate, nestled in the nexus of industry and research. It is the course for experienced practitioners, leaders in their field, looking to gain informed insight and expand their knowledge of the critical and conceptual tools necessary to make innovative contributions to their industry.
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  • This course is for experienced practitioners, leaders in their field
  • Explore artistic and design practice in a range of settings, or consider creative enterprise and related tertiary teaching
  • Experience engaging workshops with online materials and support including the conceptual tools required for analysis and reflection on practice
  • Design, implement and evaluate industry based research projects
  • Make invaluable industry connections and be part of a dynamic research community
  • The Creative Industries Faculty is a national leader in advancing practice-led research.

Careers and outcomes

This Doctor of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology facilitates a nuanced and refined understanding of practice, enabling highly-skilled, leading artistic and design practitioners, and those engaged in creative enterprise or teaching in the creative industries, to break new ground and lead their field in innovative thinking.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Approaches to Research in Creative Industries
  • Research in the Creative Sector
  • Thesis 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS: 069963A

 A relevant four-year bachelor degree with first-or second-class division A honours, or

  • An appropriate masters degree, and
  •  Two years of practice at an advanced level in a position of responsibility in the creative industries.

Alternative entry for outstanding leaders in creative industries:

  •  A minimum of five years practice at an executive level and currently in a position of influence in the creative industries, and
  •  An extensive track record of executive achievement in the workplace or in professional practice 

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    25300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25300 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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