Graduate Certificate in Creative Business 2022

                    University of Canberra Cricos code: 00212K.

A course for people who: For anyone wanting to build a sustainable creative business.

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Business is only open for applications and admissions requirements do apply.


Course summary: Everything you need to know to build your own business, creatively.

This course is designed for busy creative professionals. In it you will learn the fundamentals of starting, growing, funding and managing a creative business.

With a group of your creative peers, you will take part in case studies and group assignments, learning from each other and expanding your creative network.

With the help of Compton’s Creative Fellows, you will develop your own creative business plan. This will be the touchstone of the course, to which all the teaching will contribute.

The teaching

Creative Decision Making, taught by Dr David Court and Simon Hoy. How to make the big decisions in a creative business. Plus the accounting perspective: P&L, balance sheet and cashflow.

Innovation Toolbox, taught by Dr Mehves Cetinkaya-Sendas. Devising a growth strategy for your creative business.

Entrepreneurship, taught by Dr David Court. Structure, strategy and business planning for creative entrepreneurs.

Finance for Creative Businesses, taught by Dr Bomikazi Zeka. The fundamentals of financing and financial analysis.

The project

Throughout the year, drawing on the teaching and tutorials, you will work on a personal business project. This can be an existing business, a new business, a new creative project – or just an idea you think is worth developing.

You will be guided through the project by Compton’s Creative Fellows – an amazing team of successful creative professionals who will help you do your best work, with advice, feedback, insights and mentoring.

By the end of the year, you’ll be ready to take the next big step in your career.

Meet our Creative Fellows

Piers Grove, publisher of The Betoota Advocate and The Daily Aus, founder of EnergyLab.

Kylee Ingram, filmmaker, cross media developer and entrepreneur.

Sue Maslin AO, creative entrepreneur, producer of the hit film The Dressmaker.

Dr Chris Stevens, creative psychologist and entrepreneur.

Denise Eriksen, founder of Media Mentors Australia and former Head of Production & Development at SBS.

Chloe Rickard, partner and Head of Production at Jungle.


What you’ll learn: By the end of the year, you will have –

  • An actionable creative business plan, ready to implement.
  • A deep understanding of the key business disciplines including financial analysis, business planning and strategic choice.
  • A network of true peers on which to draw in your future creative projects and business ventures.
  • A postgraduate business qualification from one of Australia’s leading universities.
Program Partners: University of Canberra
Program Structure: The course is structured for part-time study in 4 seven-week blocks across the year, with 3 hours of face-to-face teaching each week and a day-long workshop at the start and end of each block. Overall, the course requires about 10 hours work each week including teaching, study, assignments and your major project.
Enrolment Closes: Early Applications by 31st December 2021.

$500 early bird offer for Screenhub, GamesHub and ArtsHub subscribers who apply before 31st December 2021.

Late Applications can be made up until 21st January 2022.

Course brochure is available here

To apply for a place download form here and email to [email protected]

Email us at [email protected] for detailed course program or questions.