Graduate Certificate in Creative Leadership 2025

Who this course is for: This course is for people performing or stepping into leadership roles.

Teaching commences in the first week of February 2025. The course is accredited by the University of Canberra and students are eligible for Fee-Help.

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Everything you need to know to about effective creative leadership.

This course is about leading creative teams, projects, and businesses. Leadership is different in the creative industries and this course explains how and why. Students will have the opportunity to work on a personal leadership challenge.

Graduates will develop skills and perspectives that signal their leadership capabilities and equip them to perform leadership roles effectively. They will have trust in their skills and confidence to grow into more senior roles. In joining the Compton community, you will form connections that aid your future work and enhance your career opportunities.

Course leader Dr David Court is the founder of Compton School. He was previously Head of Screen Business at AFTRS and has been involved in the financing of more than a dozen film and television productions including Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom, Dean Cavell’s The Wiggles Movie and Andrew Horne’s The Animated Leunig. He has been an adviser to numerous businesses in the creative sector. With Sir Peter Jackson, he conducted a review of the NZ Film Commission for the NZ government. David holds a PhD from the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU.

Guest lecturer Dr Chris Stevens is a registered psychologist with over 25 years’ experience of personal coaching, lecturing, public speaking, facilitating groups and training programs and consulting in a wide variety of organisations around the world. His doctoral research explored the nature and genesis of creative insight. He has worked with clients from television, advertising, the music industry, R&D, design, and architecture.


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University of Canberra



The course is designed for part-time study. Teaching is online via Zoom. Lectures are delivered live but also recorded. There will be two weekly workshops held on a weekday evening. Overall, the course averages about 10 hours per week including lectures, workshops and assignments.


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