Course Description

Improve your career prospects and follow your creative passion with an intensive one-year Honours program. You’ll work one-on-one with a supervisor from USC’s School of Communication and Creative Industries to develop your own research project, produce an original creative work, or solve a real-world problem for an industry partner.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $25,000 per year full-time


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 73.1% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 82.1% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.6% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 51.4% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 11.5% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $42,500 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 096507A
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Code: AR407

Entry Requirements

Students will need to have completed a related undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution, with at least 8 courses completed in the area of study of their thesis topic. A level of achievement in the intended area of study will need to be demonstrated. These will be considered the minimum entry requirements and won't automatically guarantee a student's entry into the program. Enrolment is contingent upon the Faculty's capacity to provide appropriate supervision in the intended field of study. A cumulative GPA of at least 5.0 in the 200 and 300 level courses of the major area of the discipline the student wishes to study.