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Tap into your creative potential and unlock an unstoppable future in the creative industries.

The creative economy brings together some of the brightest and most visionary minds to transform new ideas and ways of thinking into how we see and engage with the world. It’s a collective of creatives, including designers, communicators, artists, writers, architects, illustrators, and people who work in screen.

It’s through creative works that we find new knowledge and contribute to the broader cultural landscape. The creative industries are also a real economic driver, employing more than 6% of the world’s working population – a staggering 50 million jobs worldwide.*

Our Bachelor of Creative Industries will combine your creativity study with a business mindset. You’ll chose industry majors aligned with your interests, tailoring your study experience to future career goals. There’s more than 20 areas to explore, including animation, comic book creation, contemporary art, creative writing, digital media, festivals, film and television, gaming, journalism, and more.

You’ll learn in a dynamic and connected learning environment, with curriculum co-designed with industry. Get access to the latest industry knowledge and insights and gain real-world experience through projects, placements and networking opportunities. You’ll also build a portfolio of work to give you a competitive head start.

*Creative Economy Outlook 2022, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.



Engage with leading creatives and industry experts from day one


Complete projects, placements and masterclasses


Explore our performing arts theatre and industry-standard digital radio, television and sound studios

UniSA offers the following degrees in Creative Industries

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Why UniSA?

UniSA is a place for unstoppable people. We educate global professionals, ready to take on the challenges of today and tomorrow. Where you go and what you do will have no limits. You’ll learn in a highly practical environment, with degrees aligned to the latest industry practices and emerging trends. Get ready to push the boundaries and be on the educational and entrepreneurial edge.


One of the world's

top young universities

Ranked #52, 2023 THE Young University Rankings.


#1 in SA

for graduate careers 16 years running

Graduate Destinations Survey 2007-2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-2022 (Domestic Undergraduate Full-time Employment Indicator for SA public universities)


#1 young university

in Australia for industry collaborations

2023 THE Young University Rankings – Industry Income Indicator.

Why Creative Industries?

  • Engage with industry from day one – our degrees are delivered in partnership with leading creative producers and businesses.
  • Choose from an extensive range of industry majors and explore your creativity in the areas that interest you most.
  • Combine courses in business, creativity and entrepreneurship to graduate with an enterprising and in-demand skill set.
  • Gain practical real-world experience through projects, placement and international exchange opportunities across 24 countries.
  • Connect with clients through Match Studio – our collaborative, on-campus learning space.
  • Graduate with your own portfolio of work.
  • Discover our on-campus museums and galleries - Samstag Museum of Art, MOD. and the SASA Gallery.



Your Creative Career at UniSA

Creative careers

The need for creatives and the creative industries is flourishing. The appetite for creative content and experiences around the world (think new series, storytelling, reboots, movies, festivals, games) continues to grow. Through a Bachelor of Creative Industries, you’ll graduate ready to take a lead role within the creative ecosystem, work in creative roles within other industries or launch your own creative venture or startup.  

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Global networks

We’re a globally connected and engaged university, collaborating with more than 2,500 companies worldwide. Through our enterprising spirit, we form powerful partnerships to bring our students internship, placement, project and research opportunities.

Through the UniSA Enterprise Hub, we’ve also created an online gateway and physical shopfront for industry to connect with our expert staff, researchers and students. This is also home to the Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC) – a place to accelerate your ideas and business startup.

Channel 44
Adelaide Film Festival
Adelaide Fringe
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Rising Sun Pictures
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Writers SA

Hear from UniSA’S unstoppable graduates

Living the hygge life


Activating Adelaide’s social scene, this creative duo is transforming spaces through their business Hygge Studio, offering event styling, management, graphics, floristry, lighting, custom furniture design and hire.

UniSA grads Rachel Evans and Lucy Temme are the UNSTOPPABLE forces who bring luxe large-scale looks to events for some of the biggest brands and corporate clients, including the Australian Space Discovery Centre and Burnside Village, celebrating their years of visual merchandising and creative directing both in Australia and overseas.

Want to learn more? Read Lucy and Rachel's full story.

Start your unstoppable career in Creative Industries

  • Lucy Temme

    Lucy Temme
    Director at Hygge Studio
    Bachelor of Journalism

  • Rachel Evans

    Rachel Evans
    Director at Hygge Studio
    Bachelor of Design
    (Visual Communication)

Back to stories   Hear more from our unstoppable people

I knew that this was the perfect program to study because I have the freedom to select my own majors whilst also having the guarantee of connecting to key industry partners. This is ultimately a creative program that educates ideas and techniques and connects you to real-life experience.

Mikayla Batty

Bachelor of Creative Industries, Digital Media Industry Major


Mikayla Batty

Bachelor of Creative Industries, Digital Media Industry Major

I honestly feel like games can change the world. In the classroom I focus on creating safe and inclusive learning spaces - so students feel supported and comfortable and have the confidence to find solutions to challenging problems. I love seeing students design and create games that explore topics they are passionate about.

Dr Susannah Emery

Winner of the 2022 Women in Games Global Award for Games or ESports Educator.

Organisation: University of South Australia


Dr Susannah Emery

Winner of the 2022 Women in Games Global Award for Games or ESports Educator.
University of South Australia

Studying the Bachelor of Creative Industries with majors in Festivals and Event Management gave me the hands-on experience needed to run and manage festivals. My placements at Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Cabaret Festival were crucial in helping me put coursework into practice and even led to employment at Adelaide Fringe as an Artist and Venue Administrator.

Lily Conlon

Bachelor of Creative Industries

Organisation: Adelaide Fringe


Lily Conlon

Bachelor of Creative Industries
Adelaide Fringe

Creative campuses

Our creative students access both City West Campus and Magill Campus, depending on subject selections. You’ll be surrounded by industry-standard learning facilities, along with a range of creative spaces, including museums and galleries to inspire and excite.

City West campus

Immerse yourself in the arts and cultural precinct in Adelaide’s west end.

Magill campus

Join a community that brings together creativity and the social sciences.

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Application and admission

  • How do I apply? minus-thick plus-thick

    The way you apply for UniSA will depend on the undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree you're interested in studying.

    The majority of applications are made via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). Check out more information on the SATAC website and follow the appropriate process for your degree of interest.

    There are a small number of degrees that you need to apply for through the other processes, either direct to the Academic Unit or through the Apply Online portal. The process you need to follow will be listed on the 'How to Apply' section of the degree homepage, but you'll also be taken to where you need to go if you hit the 'apply' button.

    If you are interested in studying one of our 100% online degrees you'll need to apply directly to UniSA Online.

    You can find more information about the application processes for UniSA on our How to Apply webpage.

    If you're more interested in applying for a postgraduate degree by research, check out and follow the information in our step by step guide to applying

  • Is there a closing date for applications? minus-thick plus-thick

    Applications for all degrees will close ahead of study commencing, but the timelines may vary for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.


    The deadline to apply to study a degree at UniSA for semester one (commencing late February) and be guaranteed equal consideration is generally in very late November or early December. While you may be able to apply after this date, you are not guaranteed to be considered equally with other applicants and your application may not be assessed in time for the main round of offers. More competitive degrees may not make any offers after the main offer round. Find more information on the Key Dates section of the SATAC website, but you can also call the Future Student Enquiries team for more information on 08 8302 376.


    Many postgraduate by coursework degrees do not have set closing dates. The exceptions are highly competitive degrees, so it is best to check – either on the degree homepage on the SATAC website or by checking with our Future Student Enquiries team.

    As most postgraduate applications are assessed as they are submitted and offers are continuous, there are no set closing dates for applications. Degrees can be filled and closed with little notice so it is best to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a place. For more information, please contact our Future Student Enquires team on (08) 8302 2376 or submit an enquiry.

  • What credit can I receive for previous studies? minus-thick plus-thick

    You may be eligible for credit or advanced standing for your chosen UniSA degree based on your previous studies, if they are in a related area and completed within a certain timeframe. Receiving credit or RPL will reduce the number of courses you undertake within the degree, and may also reduce the overall duration of your degree. You can read more about our pre-existing credit agreements through our online Credit Assessor. If you have related industry experience, you may also be eligible to receive recognised prior learning (RPL) for this experience. Credit and RPL is assessed by the Program Director once you've received an offer, and you apply through UniSA's current student experts, Campus Central. 


  • Who can I speak to regarding my study options? minus-thick plus-thick

    Future Student Enquiries welcomes the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your study options at UniSA. We can discuss degree information, entry requirements and pathways, applications, general career outcomes and student life, so you have the information to make the best study decision for your future. Head to our Book an Appointment webpage to find a date and time to speak with us, and take your next steps on journey to university study.

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