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Start your unstoppable career in the creative industries

Collectively, the creative industries employ more people globally than the car industries of Europe, Japan and the USA combined.1

Growth in the creative industries is driven by strong global demand for digital and design services. The sector is incredibly dynamic, encompassing a huge range of fields including: visual and performing arts, digital and multi-media, film and television, broadcasting, animation, web design, or writing and publishing. There are also creative job opportunities in sectors that aren’t traditionally part of the creative industries – such as manufacturing, health or government.

UniSA plays a key role in the education, training and development of future leaders across all the arts and creative disciplines. Our partnerships and connections provide fantastic opportunities for staff and students to engage with industry, and strong career outcomes for students.

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Careers Film and TV editor

 

Explore your career options

PROFESSIONAL WRITER / JOURNALIST
research and monitor topical issues; gather news information from various sources such as via interviews or desktop research; report on information and present it in the form of a news story, documentary or feature article, either verbally or in print; shoot and edit video for news stories; using virtual reality to tell a story or share an experience

COMMUNICATION OFFICER
communication research; project and campaign planning; implementation of communication initiatives; media monitoring and relations; brand management; writing for the web; direct marketing

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST
research social media platforms and tools; social media campaign planning, implementation and monitoring; integrate social media elements into broader communication functions; social media engagement policies for the workplace

DIGITAL DESIGNER
design print publications; app design; design for multiple platforms and interfaces; review design elements of branding

WEB DEVELOPER
review design elements of websites; analyse client needs and develop relevant documentation; develop websites or apps; digital media production; multi-platform optimisation

FILM AND TV EDITOR
develop pre- and post-production elements; production of a range of storytelling forms such as features, short films, drama, advertising, documentaries and promotional videos

CGI ANIMATOR:
create 3D and 2D special effects, animation, illustrations, models, or other visual images using film, video, software, or by hand, for use in games, movies, music videos, television and commercials


SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER:
oversee day-to-day social media operations; build brand, engagement and community; work with analytics and campaign management tools to measure success of campaigns and social media platforms

GAME DESIGNER:
define the elements of a game such as setting, rules, characters, objects and props, interface design, and modes of play; work as part of a team to create game code and carry out testing; use project management skills

CONTENT CREATOR/PRODUCER:
use a broad technical skill set and excellent understanding of digital media, to write/create blog posts, videos, memes, GIFs, infographics, podcasts; work with analytics and search engine optimisation tools

WRITER/AUTHOR:
create and write literary texts including novels, short stories, poetry, and screenplays; share stories of your own and others; express ideas and news; copywriting and freelancing for organisations

SOCIAL RESEARCHER:
market research; communication audits; social policy planning; and trend and population analysis

Explore UniSA courses in the creative industries

Position yourself for success in the creative industries with a range of tailored study options informed by world-class research. From flexible undergraduate degrees to advanced research opportunities, the first step toward a rewarding career begins here.

Entry to creative degrees via work experience

If you completed secondary education more than two years ago, or if you have employment experience in a creative field, you may be considered for entry based on your work experience.

Applications based on entry via work experience will be assessed on a case by case basis. The same criteria apply to all UniSA Creative programs that allow entry via work experience.

Applicants must demonstrate at least two years full-time (or part-time equivalent) relevant industry work experience within the last five years. Those with experience prior to the last five years may also be considered upon application.

For further information please contact:

CILTeaching@unisa.edu.au

Job and revenue statistics

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29.5 million

The creative industries contribute significantly to economic growth, creating a staggering 29.5 million jobs globally.

 

Bokova I.G., 2015, Cultural Times: The First Global Map of Cultural and Creative Industries.

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32,000

More than 32,000 South Australians are employed in creative occupations, including art and specialised design services.

 

Investment Attraction South Australia, Technology and Creative Industries in South Australia 2016.

australia

$111.7 billion

Cultural and creative activity contributed $111.7 billion to Australia’s economy in just two years alone.

 

Bureau of Communications and Arts Research: Cultural and creative activity in Australia 2008–09 to 2016–17 (2016–17 period).

Testimonials

I love that my degree has both theory and practical components. The teachers are fantastic – they are great at explaining things and are passionate about the topics we study. I was really impressed...

Grace Miles

Bachelor of Media Arts (now called the Bachelor of Film and Television)

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Grace Miles

Bachelor of Media Arts (now called the Bachelor of Film and Television)

This degree is very versatile and has allowed me to combine all my specific interests, including public relations, journalism and digital design, into one degree. I also had the opportunity to...

Helena Senesi

Bachelor of Communication and Media

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Helena Senesi

Bachelor of Communication and Media

I have really enjoyed using the practical facilities at UniSA,  the TV and radio studios, and the opportunity to do an industry internship as part of my studies. 

Isobel Scott

Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)

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Isobel Scott

Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)

The best part about doing Honours was the opportunity to specialise in an area I'm passionate about. Through writing a thesis, I developed skills and knowledge in issues-based communication and PR in...

Lisa Ranson

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

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Lisa Ranson

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

My time at UniSA massively set me up for the challenges ahead; especially on how to work on multiple projects at once. My biggest piece of advice for film students is to get your hands dirty! As...

Jodie Kirkbride

Graduate Certificate in Film and Television

Employment: KOJO

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Jodie Kirkbride

Graduate Certificate in Film and Television
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