A degree like no other
A world first
The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCII) is a world-first and world-leading degree that’s attracting the attention of students, global academic institutions, industry and future employers alike.
The transdisciplinary nature of this degree makes it unique and amongst the most ambitious programmes of its kind worldwide. The BCII goes well beyond the design-thinking and design-led innovation programmes now common in the university environment, to examine how innovation is led from multiple disciplinary perspectives. It goes beyond the arts-based approach to creative thinking, too, by including the sciences, IT, engineering, health, business and law in its field of enquiry.
Moreover, the BCII is a flagship degree at UTS, encapsulating its unique positioning as a world-leading university of technology, where graduates have a reputation for thinking beyond their discipline to drive cross-disciplinary, industry and social change.
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.
Instead of lectures and tutorials, students do hackathons, think tanks and hot housing days in a creative lab environment on their winter and summer schools. They take ideas for a walk and trial speculative scenarios – they undertake thought experiments and engage in carefully-designed sandpit environments with creative methods and practices from across the disciplines.
Throughout the degree, students explore what innovation looks like from multiple perspectives and are empowered to think big and ‘think different’ about future possibilities and their role as change-makers. In their final years they realise projects, initiate start-ups, run symposiums on creativity and innovation, and work with a broad range of academics and real world clients.
Top level industry partners
BCII students are privileged to work alongside seasoned professionals across a wide variety of industries – as such they have the advantage of working at a level of sophistication uncommon in the academy, with real clients, tackling real briefs in real time. They learn about thought leadership from thought leaders. They learn how to locate value, create value and communicate their own value and their competitive advantage upon graduation.