Creative Industries

With stimulating courses and ever-changing content to keep up with advancements in artistry, creativity, technology, software packages and equipment upgrades, Creative Industries at Canterbury is innovative and future focused.

Secondary School Creative Industries

The subjects offered within the Creative Industries all share a common approach to teaching and learning. The subjects are highly practical and hands-on, fostering broad dispositions and skills, especially a student’s capacity to think creatively and ability to pursue a broader understanding of the world we live in. Creative Industries subjects develop the aesthetic awareness of students, without making the artistic and technical skills being taught the primary focus of class time. Students not only engage with community, civic and social issues, but are offered venues and opportunities to express themselves as individuals.

Creative Industries Students

A combination of quality equipment, innovative projects, and university relevant courses prepare the students in the most effective ways possible for the 21st Century. Passionate staff deliver quality courses using the latest teaching methods. Classrooms, rehearsal rooms and performances spaces feature next level equipment and access to quality programs and software packages to allow students to plan, prototype and develop their designs and projects in a real-world context.

Equipment found within the Creative Industries Faculty includes:

  • 3D Printers
  • CNC Routers
  • Drones
  • Green screen filming studio space
  • Laser Cutters
  • Prosumer DSLR Video Cameras complete with shotgun microphones and tripods
  • Vinyl Printers and Cutters
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality headsets

Industry partnerships and connections are an important part of a student’s journey through the Creative Industries at Canterbury. These afford students opportunities to develop their skills with industry professionals, as well as have their work recognised in public forums.

Some of the industry experiences our students take part in include:

  • Design and Digital Technology students participate annually in the QUT STEM for Schools program and the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition.
  • Dance students collaborate with expert artists in their field, including contemporary artists, Bollywood artists and the Queensland Ballet.
  • Drama students participate in workshops with external organisations such as Queensland Theatre and Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company, as well as regularly attend live theatrical performances.
  • Film, Television and New Media students collaborate with external production organisations, such as the JMC Academy, developing their in-the-field experience in such topics as visual effects and multi-camera studio operation.
  • The Furniture Making Pathways (Certificate II) students present their projects at the Timber, Tools and Artisan Show at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds.
  • Visual Art students have their work annually selected by a team of Logan Art Gallery staff and external teachers for a Logan Art Gallery exhibition of student work.

As we move from a service economy to a knowledge and information based economy, there are increasingly loud calls to develop in students the creative thinking skills which are fundamental to build healthier communities and better understandings and tolerances for a more complex global future.

Creative Industries at Canterbury prepares students for the 21st Century as strong flexible creatives well suited to thinking outside the box.