Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus Review

Opened in January 2007, Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus (QACI) is one of Queensland Academies co-educational selective entry independent state schools for Years 10 to 12. QACI was created to bridge high school and tertiary study using an innovative educational program that maximises high achieving students potential while focusing on their preferred academic pathway. Subjects at QACI are dedicated to the creative arts and include Music, Film, Theatre, Design Technology and Visual Arts. Students at QACI study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), a highly respected internationally recognised pre-university qualification that prepares students not only for university but life beyond the classroom.

Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus Philosophy and Values

Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus Vision:

To be the World Class learning environment of choice for the aspirational creative generation.” (Source Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus)

Queensland Academies Mission Statement:

We are dedicated to empowering Queensland’s brightest students in a collaborative, supportive educational environment to realise their potential through a world class curriculum and facilities.” (Source: Queensland Academies)

International Baccalaureate® Mission Statement:

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.” (Source: International Baccalaureate®)

Facilities at Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus

Located in a modern seven storey building in the heart of the Kelvin Grove Urban Village Precinct, QACI’s state-of-the-art facilities include galleries, auditorium, refectory, visual art and media rooms, theatre spaces, public spaces and the Information Research Centre (IRC). The campus is operates the ICT platform, which enables students 24/7 access to lesson content and specialised interactive tools giving them the ability to control their learning. Academy students also benefit from “Associate Borrower” access at QUT Library.

Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus Co-Curricula Activities and Other Programs

The aim of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is “to enable students to become globally engaged and develop their thinking, communication, self-management, teamwork and research skills.” (Source: Queensland Academies) The accelerated academic subjects and the format in which IBDP curriculum is delivered better prepares students for university study.

Part of the IBDP philosophy is the holistic education of individuals by fostering compassionate and active global citizens. To support this philosophy, Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) is mandatory part of the IB Diploma. By participating in CAS activities, students have opportunities to work cooperatively with others and gain self-awareness. Programs available include art, theatre, dance, music, debating and mooting as well as community focused activities and various individual and team sports. Through the CAS program, students gain a Certificate II in Active Volunteering giving them access to Gap year Volunteering projects.

Image courtesy of Queensland Academies

Image courtesy of Queensland Academies

Enrolment at Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus

Being a selective entry school, QACI’s admissions process is a personalised service that ensures students are prepared for the rewarding challenges that lie ahead. Students applying to QACI are required to submit an application form, sit an entrance exam, and take part in an interview. Theatre and Music applicants will also need to audition while Film, Design Technology and Visual Arts applicants will need to submit a portfolio. An information pack detailing the admissions process is available and applications can be submitted online via the Queensland Academies website.

QACI offers a number of scholarships for students entering Year 10. Scholarships are valid for three years and cover 100% of the annual International Baccalaureate fee as well as the student resource scheme, providing the student upholds the terms of the scholarship. To learn more about QACI and tour the campus you can join the Open Day in July. Members of the Admissions team will be there to guide future students through the admission process.

Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus at a Glance

  • Address: 61 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, QLD Australia 4059
  • Phone: 07 3552 9333
  • Enrolment capacity: 450 students in Years 10, 11 and 12
  • Years 10 – 12
  • Co-educational
  • Open Day: July
  • Creative arts subjects:
    • Music
    • Theatre
    • Visual Arts
    • Design Technology
    • Film
  • Students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)
  • Flexible curriculum allowing accelerated studies
  • Range of entry processes offered to IB graduates at Universities including: full scholarships, second year entry credit for IB subjects studied and automatic entry
  • Technology-rich facilities
  • Language programs: French, Mandarin, Spanish and German
  • School-based youth health nurse
  • Guidance officer
  • Chaplain
  • Mentor program
  • Certificate III Active Volunteering
  • Homestay program
  • Co-curricular activities:
    • School-based creativity, action and service (CAS) activities
    • Arts
    • Dance
    • Theatre
    • Debating
    • Music
    • Community focused activities
    • Individual and team sports

Why Choose Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus

High achieving students with a passion for the creative arts will thrive at Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus. QACI Students benefit from studying an arts program where like-minded students learn together in a non-competitive environment that nurtures creativity. Teachers and support stuff work closely with students to ensure they thrive as members of the school community.

The IB curriculum along with QACI’s unique partnership with QUT prepares students for university. Gradating students are socially responsible, creative thinkers with an enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and lifelong learning. The recognition of IBDP at Universities both in Australia and overseas gives graduates the opportunity to study at some the world’s most prestigious universities.

Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus is located at 61 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove. For further information about QACI, please visit www.qaci.eq.edu.au or call 07 3377 9366.

To learn more about Queensland Academies, and the other Queensland Academies Campuses you can read our reviews here:

Queensland Academies Review

Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus Review

Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus Review

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