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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Futures - ARC101

Take advantage of Canberra’s major cultural institutions and vibrant creative community. This interdisciplinary course will introduce you to key issues in the rapidly changing cultural sector, including concepts of impact, access, audiences, leadership and innovation. Teaching is enriched through close links with the creative and cultural industries, and the Faculty’s internationally recognised Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. The cultural sector faces many challenges, from the impact of new technology to changes in funding models and by studying this course, you will be inspired to lead, adapt and innovate at all stages of your career.

You will develop expertise and industry knowledge which will help you build a sustainable career in whichever area you choose, such as community arts, creative writing, film production, digital arts, cultural policy and planning, heritage and conservation, or the galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records (GLAMR) sector. Progression from this course to the Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Futures and the Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures is available by enrolling in additional units.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
10 Days
Provisional/ unconditional offer
20 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

  • Arts administrator
  • Gallery/Museum director
  • Digital collections strategist
  • Arts/cultural policy analyst
  • Experience manager
  • Cultural content developer
  • Writer
  • Filmmaker
  • Multimedia developer
  • Cultural entrepreneur
  • Interpretation specialist
  • Conservator
  • Head of heritage
  • Heritage consultant
  • Curator
  • Gallery manager
  • Indigenous heritage officer
  • Collections manager
  • Heritage manager
  • Engineering heritage consultant
  • Historic buildings conservation officer
  • Culture and heritage officer
  • Heritage site manager
  • Heritage and cultural policy adviser

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Students must have a bachelor degree in any field as approved by the University.

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