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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Creative Industries / Bachelor of Data Science

  • Bachelor

Use comprehensive knowledge of data science tools and techniques with critical and creative thinking to apply the insights gained from extracting knowledge from data and develop your own creative entrepreneurial niche.

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
ID32, 103860K
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$7,800 per year / $31,200 total
International Fees
$33,300 per year / $133,200 total

About this course

  • Study externally or on campus.
  • Build a unique creative career that taps into your passions and aspirations.
  • Prepare to turn creative employment and entrepreneurial opportunities into real career outcomes.
  • Learn through industry partnerships, networking and interdisciplinary work.
  • Choose from one of eight first majors to tailor your degree to suit your area of interest.
  • Analyse and interrogate data across a multitude of industries to provide meaningful insights.

Study locations

Kelvin Grove

Gardens Point


What you will learn

You will complete two degrees in four years concurrently.

Early in your degree, you'll choose introductory units that will help you experience your preferred majors or explore Indigenous perspectives. Using this experience, you then decide upon a Bachelor of Creative Industries major of eight units from:

  • creative and professional writing
  • drama and performance
  • entertainment
  • fashion communication
  • interactive and visual design
  • media and communication
  • music and sound
  • screen content production

Through the Data Science degree core units you will cover the theory and the practical tools for data acquisition, storage, management, processing, analysis and visualisation. Ethical considerations, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills are all given detailed coverage.

Your progression through the Data Science degree has been carefully crafted to cater for the diversity of specialist mathematics skills, to scaffold your development in coding - particularly in data science relevant languages - and to prepare you for a rewarding career.

Flexible delivery

The course offers flexibility by allowing you to choose from one of eight different majors to suit your individual creative interests and career aspirations.

This course has been developed to be studied externally or on-campus . This is a digitally enhanced course where technology is integrated into all aspects of external and on-campus teaching, learning and assessment.

You will be able to access learning resources, activities and assessment remotely. Remote learners may be required to undertake key activities at designated locations, including some invigilated assessment such as at hosted assessment centres.

Career pathways

Careers and outcomes

This course equips you with the creative skills, knowledge and connections to pursue a career in the creative industries and beyond. Be at the forefront of data-led careers. Dependent on your chosen major, some combinations and career options include:

  • Combining data science with fashion communication to become a highly sought-after trend forecaster analysing market trends and buying habits to make educated decisions about future collections.
  • Combining data science with music and sound or screen content production to understand the algorithms that monetise digital music and video content.
  • Combining data science with media and communication to understand the role data plays in digital and social media including the use of algorithms to generate personalised content.
  • Combining data science with interactive and visual design to design, build or improve user interface digital device usability.
Possible careers
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Strategist
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Entertainment Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Marketer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Music Producer