Creative Intelligence and Innovation
The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCII) is a unique combined degree that encompasses high-level critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship; leading-edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world.
Students can pair the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation with 25 core degrees, from all faculties over UTS, and explore a future-facing, world-first, transdisciplinary degree that takes multiple perspectives from diverse fields.
The BCII integrates a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals – equipping students to address the complex challenges and untapped opportunities of our times.
By focusing in teams on high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices, students learn to work across and between disciplines, discovering rare skills and mind-sets.
During the process students becoming lifelong innovators, entrepreneurs, creative practitioners and change-makers.
See how the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCII) is education re-imagined for the future. It really is a degree like no other – there is nothing predictable or ordinary about the way that learning and assessments take place.
UTS: Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation
A degree like no other. (Instrumental Music Plays)
Cutaway to students working in groups, presenting to peers and academics in an open lecture theatre.
Dominica Ingui (BA Communications (Public Communication), B Creative Intelligence and Innovation)
"I decided on Creative Intelligence because I thought it was something really new, and interesting about Uni. I wasn't looking for anything traditional out of my degree, i was looking for something... for something unique and something to set me apart from the rest of the graduates."
Cutaway to students doing group work, sitting around tables with large flat-screen monitors and working in collaborative classrooms. One male student giving a presentation.
Tommaso Armstrong (B Engineering (Hons), B Creative Intelligence and Innovation)
"The difference with the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is that it allows you, sort of to more play with ideas and its a lot more fluid. They haven't taught us any facts, they've taught us ways to look at problems and then set us up with things to go and look at and research."
Cutaway to students in discussion in collaborative workspace. One student taking notes on a laptop computer.
Professor Anne Cranny-Francis Professor, Cultural Studies Program
"In designing this course, we are coming from the viewpoint that many people have arrived at these days... That the problems that we have in our society, in every society in the world and globally, are so big and so complex that they can't be answered by any one discipline. That what we need are teams of people bringing the knowledges and skills that they have from each of their own disciplines together, to solve these major problems."
Cutaway to students attending a workshop, being briefed in creative agency "The Hallway"
Dr Julia Prior Senior Lecturer, School of Software
"So the course was designed by people from across seven different faculties and the students that can do the course at present, are from eighteen core degrees across the seven faculties."
Cutaway to student cohort on site in "The Hallway" creative agency, being briefed for a project.
Annabel Vici - (B Science, B Creative Intelligence and Innovation)
"One of the things that they really stress is the importance of collaborating with people from other disciplines, and they call it a transdisciplinary degree because they educate us in the methods, and ways of thinking of the other disciplines. It really opens up possiblities for solutions."
Cutaway to student field trip inside ABC recording studios.
Dominica Ingui: "Creative Intelligence doesn't really feel like Uni... It feels like i am genuinely working on real projects with the friends that i have made here, and there's just a lot of support from the Lecturers. They don't feel like superiors to you, everyone is on an equal grounding here, everyone's voices are heard and all of the possibilities that we come up with as young people, all of those possibilities are exhausted."
Cutaway to students working with an academic, students at tables deconstructing small electronic devices with screwdrivers to investigate the way that they function inside. Students making presentations with presentation slides displayed on large screens in lecture theatre setting.
Michael Northey (B Design in Architecture, B Creative Intelligence and Innovation)
"The BCII is real world problems, and real world possibilities and i think that working with clients such as ABC and Google which we are currently doing in our summer school - really enables students to have that kind of perspective on what its like to work in real life.
Cutaway to set of ABC KIDS TV show "Giggle and Hoot" with BCII students observing filming of the show. Students in lecture theatre giving presentations for workshop with Google.
Cutaway to diagrams made with post-it-notes and students collaborating with a representative from Google as facilitator. Some students speaking into microphone as part of class discussion.
Michael Northey: " I think a student who would really benefit from BCII, is one who wants to be extended in their learning opportunities and really go outside of the traditional kind of classroom structure that you get."
Eleanor Crumpton (B Design in Integrated Product Design, B Creative Intelligence and Innovation)
"I would definitely recommend BCII to people who are looking for more than just the standard degree, who are really looking for things to add to the real world, (and take sic.) people who are ambitious, people who want to network and really make the most of their lives."
Tommaso Armstrong: "I can already tell its going to be invaluable experience to me and its going to allow me to look at the world differently, and give me a unique perspective on things."
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Filmed by Anna Zhu on location at UTS and where specified, student field trips for BCII to The ABC Studios Ultimo, Sydney and The Hallway Sydney.