Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise)

Course summary for current students

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Award granted Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise)
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA758

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise) provides intensive training in developing a new creative venture, including business and strategic planning in the creative industries, alongside creative practice and development in writing, publishing, new media, performance and/or film. It culminates in the development of a start-up creative enterprise or production outcomes for a project.

Students may undertake the Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise) (8 cp) in part time or full time mode. The course builds on core units of Arts Audiences, Arts/Media Law and New Ventures, with the option of an elective in areas such as photography, dance, events/working in creative teams and fundraising. It culminates in developing the project in a studio-based incubator environment. Every student will bring to the course a creative idea, concept or project that is to be developed through learning, practice and mentoring in enterprise skills and creative production in a studio-based incubator environment. Industry practitioners and professionals will act as mentors to the 'classroom as incubator'.


The Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise) is a unique course, offering local creative practitioners a lifelong investment in their entrepreneurial and economic future. It also meets a growing international student demand for transferring education in the creative arts to a creative business.


Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Master of Arts (Creative Enterprise) a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study from the units listed below:

Course structure

Core Units 


Trimester 1

ALJ724Unit description is currently unavailable

ALR715Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2

ACE701Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 1 and trimester 2

ACE704Unit description is currently unavailable (4 credit points)


ACE705Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

ACE706Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)


Select 1 elective from:

ACE707Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM716Unit description is currently unavailable

AMC701Unit description is currently unavailable

MMM793Unit description is currently unavailable

MMM799Unit description is currently unavailable


Students who enrolled prior to 2009 can contact the course coordinator to discuss unit selection options.