Interested in arts management, creative entrepreneurship, project development, events management, curating, arts marketing or artform development?

Are you interested in expanding your current skill set? Would you like to professionalise your existing expertise and achieve a university qualification?

Then this may spark your interest.

Creative Regions is partnering with CQ University to explore the possibility of starting a postgraduate course in creative industries fields in Bundaberg from 2018.

We have amazing opportunities for young people to learn the arts in our local high schools but unfortunately there are very limited tertiary courses available in our region in the arts.  We have been exploring what is possible and are pleased to have made a connection with the Creative Industries team at CQ University.

The Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Practice (Specialisation) is a mixture of project-based study and course work over a one term (full time) or two term (part time) period from 2018.  The course will be a mixture of online study, local study groups and intensives with lecturers to be adaptable to people’s work or home environment.

You do not need to have a degree to qualify for entry into this course.  You can have a bachelor degree (or equivalent) or satisfy competence through other qualifications and/or experience.  This is assessed on an individual basis.

The course will be taught from, and students will be able to access the facilities at, CQUniversity Bundaberg which includes computers at a high level of specification for digital media and other online-based work, a fully sound attenuated recording studio, an art gallery space and campus library.

This is a new course. More information on the current course (which you can study in term 2, 2016 by distance study) is available here:,-Performing-and-Visual-Arts/postgraduate/graduate-certificate-of-creative-industries

If we get enough interest, we will have a representative of CQ University’s Noosa campus visit for an information session to explain how the 2018 course can work and the steps that would be taken to assess people for flexible entry.

This is a fabulous opportunity and I encourage you to register your interest in this course.  Please email stating that you would like to be on an email tree to find out further information.