Cultural and Creative Industries - A4017

Cultural and Creative Industries

Graduate certificate

The Graduate Certificate of Cultural and Creative Industries is an innovative, interdisciplinary course that provides students with knowledge and skills for researching this exciting and rapidly growing sector, participating in and identifying its employment opportunities. Students gain a detailed understanding of this dynamic sector in close contact with a range of industry professionals and international academic experts exploring live projects from Australia and overseas.

This course is tailored to a range of career ambitions within this sector – in those creative industries concerned with the generation of intellectual property, the arts and public cultural institutions, policy offices, research and the independent and alternative sectors. Students will gain insights into the distinctive qualities of the global cultural and creative industries - how policy is generated and implemented, the nature of creative work and its rewards, methods for researching the cultural economy, the role of culture in sustainable development and the importance of cultural events, exhibitions and festivals. The emphasis is on Australia and its relationship with the growing importance of the Asian economies. Based on our location in Australia’s cultural capital of Melbourne, students will have opportunities to meet local practitioners and experts as well as undertake in-depth analysis of individual cultural industries, cultural projects and international case studies.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
  • 0.5 years (full time)
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Graduate Certificate of Cultural and Creative Industries
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor degree with at least a 50% average, or equivalent qualification, or a minimum of five years work experience in a relevant field approved by the faculty.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course comprises 24 points of study which provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing Cultural and Creative Industries.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4017.


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4017.


Current Monash students

Yes, current students can transfer into this course

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2022 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Full fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$25,400


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.