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 creative solutions to a wide range of problems. 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. With world-renowned industry collaborators and influential connections, the University of South Australia will support and challenge you as you strive towards your career in the creative industries and beyond.

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

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.

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

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

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

combine creative design with technical knowledge to create sustainable solutions for the built environment.

create original artwork; fine artists are usually self-employed, but some artists may produce work during artist residencies or may be commissioned by an individual or organisation.

specialise in concept design and strategic planning to coordinate and co-design within multi-disciplined teams and organisations, generate a variety of design outcomes for corporate and community areas producing digital and/or print outcomes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

market research; communication audits; social policy planning; and trend and population analysis.

develop new designs in a broad range of industries including consumer electronics, domestic products, medical products, transportation and app design.

help make spaces and life more liveable, as you shape cities, towns and regions through the management of development, infrastructure and services.

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:

  • How do I apply? minus-thick plus-thick
    1. Please email your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Statement of Intent to
    2. Applications will be assessed by the Program Director. Students will be advised of the outcome.
    3. Eligible applicants will then be invited to provide a portfolio submission (in film and television, digital media or visual effects), and attend an in-person interview.
  • What do I need to include in my curriculum vitae (CV) ? minus-thick plus-thick

    Your CV must be a current document detailing your education and professional work history. Please list your career achievements with particular emphasis upon those relevant to your proposed program of study.

    For your application to be considered, your CV should be no longer than two pages and must include at least two professional or work-related referees.

  • What do I need to include in my statement of intent? minus-thick plus-thick

    Please outline your objectives for undertaking the proposed program of study, together with a summary of your specific aims for developing your creative and professional knowledge and skills (500 word limit).

  • If I am invited to submit a portfolio, what should I include? minus-thick plus-thick

    If you are eligible, you will be provided with further instructions on how to submit a portfolio. Please note that portfolios should be web-based, or in a PC-compatible format such as on a USB.

    Depending on your area of interest or expertise, your portfolio should include:

    • Visual effects: A 60-second, online (e.g. Vimeo or YouTube) demo reel of recent work that may include modelling, texturing, rigging, animation, dynamic effects, lighting, compositing, tracking, 3D digital matte painting.
    • Film and TV: 3-4 complete pieces of credited work (with candidate's role clearly credited).
    • Digital Media: A digital portfolio consisting of at least 10 images (illustrations, web designs, design tenders, animation). This may be presented via Vimeo, YouTube and/or a website.
  • Additional Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Compositing and Tracking, and the Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects minus-thick plus-thick

    In addition to your application via Apply Online, you must also prepare and submit a showreel and current curriculum vitae.


    Your Showreel must be uploaded to either Vimeo or YouTube.


    • Must be no longer than 90 seconds
    • Must demonstrate an understanding of the film-making process
    • Must demonstrate an ability to work with either 3D or compositing software


    • Should demonstrate a proficiency in Nuke and/or Maya in a live-action context

    Curriculum Vitae

    Your curriculum vitae should be no longer than two pages, and:

    • Must be a current professional resume detailing education and work history
    • Must contain at least two referees

    Applicants must submit these items alongside their application.

    For further information on preparing your additional admission requirements, please contact

Job and revenue statistics


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.



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.


$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).


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