Associate Degree of Creative Industries

SAE Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 108442K

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Associate Degree of Creative Industries allows you to combine your skills across various media and creative technologies, preparing you for a diverse career pathway. The program brings together a variety of units across SAE’s academic departments in film, music, audio, animation, design, virtual reality, augmented reality, or games development.

Alongside specialist creative skills in multiple disciplines, you will craft your communication, project management, and entrepreneurial abilities, learning to think innovatively, creatively, and technically within a complex industry ecosystem.

You’ll be ready for 21st-Century industry roles using modern creative business concepts and strategies.

With an Associate Degree of Creative Industries, you’ll be ready for cutting-edge industry roles using modern creative business concepts and strategies. Career options include event producer, content producer, arts administration, or creative project manager.

Students have the opportunity to cross-collaborate with students from all disciplines. The cross-collaboration of Creative Industries students with other Animation, Audio, Games Development, and Design allows for highly sophisticated project-based learning and applications. Working with teams of diverse skills and backgrounds also simulates real-world industry and provides experience in project management and team management.

SAE Associate Degree of Creative Industries offers:

  • Build your entrepreneurial skills and engage in your creative passion across multiple areas of the creative industries
  • Develop an understanding of practical project management tools, techniques, and strategies
  • Create inventive work using contemporary and disruptive technology and innovative technological practices
  • Be a part of industry-led projects with client briefs combining film, music, audio, design, games, AR/VR

Career Outcomes

What jobs will this course lead me into?

  • Content producer
  • Creative professional
  • Digital project lead
  • Digital content creator
  • Arts administrator
  • Creative project manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event producer
  • Arts and Cultural Development Officer

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
51,440 for the entire course 19 Sep 2022 4 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 6 Trimesters - Full Time
Read more4 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 6 Trimesters - Full Time

Full time
Melbourne Campus
235 Normanby Road
Melbourne Victoria 3205

Entry criteria

Academic requirements

Successful completion of secondary school studies (assessed as an equivalent of Australian Year 12 secondary studies). Minimum overall pass is required.

Minimum Age

International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age prior to the commencement of their study.

English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing Sydney (IELTS): An overall score of 6.0 or higher with no individual band lower than 5.5 (only the Academic Test is accepted), OR
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 73 overall (internet-based test), OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic score of 46 or higher, OR
  • Completion of Year 12 English in an Australian secondary school or college or equivalent with a minimum result of “Satisfactory” or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an Academic English program with an SAE-approved Australian-based English partner.


SAE Institute
Byron Bay Campus
373-391 Ewingsdale Road
North Coast New South Wales 2481
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