Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries
SAE Creative Media Institute - Online

Course outline

Whether students have worked in the creative industries for years, or hold a creative media qualification and are seeking to deepen their knowledge to pursue greater career prospects, this course is the next step to defining a creative niche. Completed over two trimesters, the graduate diploma provides a strong pathway to the Master of Creative Industries. Throughout the course, students learn from industry thought-leaders, collaborate with their peers, extend their network through SAE’s global reach and solidify their own reputation in the creative media industry. The Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries offers a progressive learning experience with the benefit of no defined discipline specialisations. SAE guides students to select modules that meet their individual creative and professional aspirations.


Duration is six months full-time. Part-time study available for eligible applicants (excluding international student visa holders).

Fee notes

Full course.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for SAE Creative Media Institute and for this course, refer to Entry Requirements on SAE’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Prior study; Interview

Additional entry requirements

A completed bachelor degree or higher in media production (obtained within the last 10 years), or an Australian bachelor’s degree or higher in a non-related field with demonstrated skills and expertise in creative media or experience based entry: Applicants without a relevant bachelor’s degree can apply for entry to the graduate certificate via the experience based entry process and, on completion, apply to transfer to the Diploma/Master of Creative Industries. At least five years of documented relevant work experience related to media production with evidence of artistic ability and achievement or practice comparable to that of undergraduate degree holders in relevant disciplines must be provided, combined with the successful completion of year 12 or higher. Please contact an SAE course advisor on 1800 723 338 for more information on the postgraduate experience based entry process.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Strategic and leadership roles within the creative industries.

Course Code
Start Date

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Level of Qualification
Graduate Diploma in same area as undergraduate course
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1/2 years Full time or 1 year Part time