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Bachelor of Creative Industries (Festivals and Arts Production)

Learn to plan, market and manage festivals and arts events, and fast track your career in the fast-paced festivals sector.

This degree will help you develop career-ready skills in arts event production, business planning, strategic thinking and marketing. You’ll learn how to plan and manage festivals and events from the ground up, working with highly experienced teachers and in close collaboration with industry. This hands-on degree will see you graduate with highly transferable skills, prepared for a range of exciting roles in the arts and other sectors.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $30,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 102679D
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Bachelor of Creative Industries (Festivals and Arts Production)

  • Develop the creativity, strategic thinking, business capability and practical skills required for success in the creative and cultural industries sector and specifically in the delivery of festivals and arts events.
  • Take charge of your own creative career, and tailor your learning to meet your own individual goals in the creative industries.
  • Learn to produce your own arts events in collaboration with multi-disciplinary creative teams, industry stakeholders and community organisations.
  • Understand and apply cultural policy, cultural leadership and event direction.
  • Learn to work adaptively with new media and disruptive technologies in a fast-changing, technologically driven industry environment. 

Practical experience

Practical, industry-focussed experience is woven throughout this degree. You’ll have the real-world experience of producing a performance event, and the opportunity to work in collaboration with artists, industry stakeholders and community organisations and engage with education, community and industry stakeholders.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


This degree will help you develop your potential as a leader in the creative and cultural industries sector, with a focus on large-scale festivals and events. You’ll gain career-ready skills that will help you plan, develop, and market your own arts events, or work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary arts team in a range of roles and settings.

Potential occupations include:

  • producer
  • event coordinator
  • volunteer coordinator
  • logistics coordinator
  • grant administrator
  • arts policy and programs

Potential employers include:

  • festivals
  • industry peak bodies
  • local and state government organisations
  • youth arts organisations
  • freelance work and independent productions