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Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries - exit point only

We are pleased to introduce our latest post-graduate course - the Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries (GDCI). The GDCI aims to strengthen your knowledge of applied creative research, critical thinking and to extend your practice. These skills are vital to succeed within the competitive creative industries - enrol with us to get ahead, and stay ahead.

Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries (GDCI) – Objectives

You will present a minor project reflective of topical themes and issues and that has developed your professional practice either as an artist, designer, writer, musician or other arts professional (at the end of this degree). This project is supported by work in a studio and with a focus on initiating and exploring innovative projects with industry.

The learning goals and objectives for the GDCI are based around developing the relevant knowledge and analytical, critical and study skills necessary to building ventures in the creative industries. You should be able to find employment through creative enterprise, as an arts professional, practicing artist, self-employed arts entrepreneur or within the public service sector and/or academic creative arts related fields.

Course Structure

The Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries curriculum model is based upon two thematic streams. These are (1) Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation and (2) Applied Creative Research.

Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation

Semester 1

  • Creativity,
  • Developing Creative Enterprises,
  • Creative Practice 1,
  • Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship.

Applied Research in Creative Industries

  • Creative Practice 2,
  • Project Design,
  • Creative Project 1,
  • Elective 1.

There is one embedded exit point for the MCIGDCI, which is:

  • Graduate Certificate of Creative Industries (one semester/48 Credit Points).

What do I need to do to enrol?

See entrance requirement information (listed below) – the GDCI accepts qualified graduates or appropriately qualified industry experienced professionals – criteria also listed below.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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 Melbourne Polytechnic’s Higher Education (HE) Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.



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First Semester 4,892.00 AUD
Total duration 12 MONTH(S)

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Total duration 12 MONTH(S)
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Total number of students: 2190

Number of students - College: 5 - 25

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many are designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry, from all of our campuses and training centres in Melbourne.

Formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) we have a proud history that spans over 100 years delivering professional education programs in Melbourne, making us one of the most experienced providers of vocationally-oriented education courses in Australia. 

In 2014, we changed our name to Melbourne Polytechnic to encompass our two strengths in the educational sector:

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  • training to industry-focused students and professionals in Australia and from around the world.


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