Queensland
Academy for
Creative
Industries
A specialist State High School for Year 10 to 12

Clever, Creative, Global
Welcome to the
Queensland Academy
for Creative Industries
(QACI).
Our aim is to be the
world-class learning
environment of...
To do this we have to break free from the patterns
of the past and draw from new influences, people
and disciplines.
We ar...
The 21st Century
Global Economy
Members of the 21st century
economy share spaces where
knowledge, creativity and
innovatio...
“Creative Industries
include all sectors
where design,
content and creativity
form the basis of
competitive
advantage on g...
Enterprise
e the
Creative Industries ar
ding,
linchpin of ever-expan
dynamic markets
Creative
Industries

The Creative Industries operate at
the intersection of the arts, business
and technology. They levera...
“While process
demands precision,
consistency
and repetition;
innovation calls
for variation, failure
and serendipity.”
De...
Innovation
tegies
‘Innovation = new stra
for new challenges’
Richard Florida
Human
Creativity –
the ultimate
economic
resource
We are living in an era of
rapid social, technological
and economic chan...
“If services and
human capital are
the focus of future
economies (rather
than natural resources
and land values),
then cre...
Creativity
aking away
Creativity is about bre
erns to
from your usual patt
esh
imagine something fr
Clever Careers
The future world of work is a
place of great opportunity for
those with enterprise, flexibility
and adaptab...
“A company’s most
important asset isn’t
raw materials, transport
systems or political
influence. It’s creative
capital – s...
New forms
nes
The winners are the o
s
who can find new form
Like-minds

QACI attracts a diverse range of students
from a variety of high schools. While there
is not a typical person ...
“Without tradition,
art is a flock of
sheep without
a shepherd.
Without innovation,
it is a corpse.”
Winston Churchill
The Arts
creativity
The arts nourish our
innovation
en our capacities for
and strength
Empowerment +
Engagement =
Extraordinary
Education is at the heart of
global change and opportunity.
Our Academy is equipp...
“We all have the
extraordinary
coded within us,
waiting to be
released”
Jean Houston
Product
agination and
We use creativity, im
ate products
ical knowledge to cre
techn
eeds
that satisfy human n
A new approach to
education
QACI provides a pathway for students who are
seeking:
• 	 a rich and rigorous academic curricu...
“If our young people can
learn to cross borders
of all types – disciplinary
borders, geographical
borders, relational bord...
The International
Baccalaureate
QACI is one of the three Queensland Academies.

This cutting edge senior schooling initiat...
Learner
          Profile

The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally
minded people who, recognising their c...
Knowledge
s
Knowledge and idea
economy
sustain the creative
Our
Learning
Environment
The Academy learning ethos
is one of Engagement and
Empowerment resulting in an
environment where...
“Individual creativity
is stimulated by the
work, ideas and
achievements of
other people.
We stand on the
shoulders of oth...
Memorisation
Instruction

Control
and command
Compliance
Imitation

Performance
testing
Competitive
individuals

Less
High concept –
High touch

Problem-solving
Direction
and support

Self-management
Co-creation
Risk-taking

Learning to lea...
Accelerated
Real-time
Learning

Our students have access to the
sharpest minds in their fields and
the most advanced tools...
“The challenge of
education in this
century is to equip
young people to
aim further ahead
of a faster target.”
Mark Warsch...
Design
ing
Shaping and fashion
the physical world
for human purpose
Developing the Individual
Our graduates will be:
Global influencers
Internationally aware pathmakers who lead
with cultura...
“We need more
than anything to
foster globally
minded young
people.”
Richard Florida,
The Rise of the Creative Class, 2003
The vision
for the future

It’s often said that education is the key to the future. It is.
But a key can be turned in two ...
We hope that you have been engaged and interested
in the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries.
It is a place for inn...
Queensland Academy
for Creative Industries
Kelvin Grove Urban Village
Ph: 07 3552 9333
Email: the.principal@qaci.eq.edu.au...
Design

Knowledge

The Arts

Innovation

New Forms

Creativity

Enterprise

Product
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  1. 1. Queensland Academy for Creative Industries A specialist State High School for Year 10 to 12 Clever, Creative, Global
  2. 2. Welcome to the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries (QACI). Our aim is to be the world-class learning environment of choice for the aspirational creative generation. Clever, Creative, Global
  3. 3. To do this we have to break free from the patterns of the past and draw from new influences, people and disciplines. We are telling our story, the story of Clever and Creative Students and the massive impact that they will have in the 21st Century Global Economy. Our learning and teaching environment is at the intersection of practice that is at the heart of creative industries: • Knowledge • Creativity • Innovation • Enterprise • Product • New Forms • Design • The Arts For us, they are a source of creation, inspiration, challenge and provocation. We are calling on these key emphases to create something fresh in education.
  4. 4. The 21st Century Global Economy Members of the 21st century economy share spaces where knowledge, creativity and innovation are key economic drivers and the raw materials for enterprise and entrepreneurship. The world is now flatter and we have the opportunity to see further than ever before. We share ideas with people from other sectors of knowledge, industries and countries. Clever Creative Global
  5. 5. “Creative Industries include all sectors where design, content and creativity form the basis of competitive advantage on global economic markets.” J. Flew, 21st Century Learners, 2005
  6. 6. Enterprise
  7. 7. e the Creative Industries ar ding, linchpin of ever-expan dynamic markets
  8. 8. Creative Industries The Creative Industries operate at the intersection of the arts, business and technology. They leverage artistic creativity, entrepreneurship and technological innovation to create goods and services that are widely sought after and highly valued. They encompass the fields of performance, communications, design, media, publishing and information technology. They are central to the world we experience, the ideas we discuss and the innovations that shape our lives.
  9. 9. “While process demands precision, consistency and repetition; innovation calls for variation, failure and serendipity.” Deirdre Macken, The Australian Financial Review, 2007
  10. 10. Innovation
  11. 11. tegies ‘Innovation = new stra for new challenges’ Richard Florida
  12. 12. Human Creativity – the ultimate economic resource We are living in an era of rapid social, technological and economic change. Information, ideas and innovation power our world. It’s the time for creative responses to the questions of our time. New forms of work are calling for new sorts of skills and capabilities. Clever students need to have their creativity valued and nurtured so they can drive the new economy.
  13. 13. “If services and human capital are the focus of future economies (rather than natural resources and land values), then creating and innovation are core assets.” Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class, 2003
  14. 14. Creativity
  15. 15. aking away Creativity is about bre erns to from your usual patt esh imagine something fr
  16. 16. Clever Careers The future world of work is a place of great opportunity for those with enterprise, flexibility and adaptability. Our graduates skills will allow them to move between, and within, careers. They will design and shape their career portfolios. Their commute will be global, not local. Some possible professions and areas of practice for our graduates are: • Design (all facets) • Architecture, environmental and urban planning • Electronic publishing and information design • Advertising and marketing • Law and commerce • Broadcast media, journalism and publishing • Performance and entertainment • International relations Our graduates will reshape traditional careers and disciplines. They will create pathways not follow them.
  17. 17. “A company’s most important asset isn’t raw materials, transport systems or political influence. It’s creative capital – simply put, an arsenal of creative thinkers whose ideas can be turned into valuable products and services.” Florida, R and Goodnight, J, Harvard Business Review
  18. 18. New forms
  19. 19. nes The winners are the o s who can find new form
  20. 20. Like-minds QACI attracts a diverse range of students from a variety of high schools. While there is not a typical person who is attracted to the Academy, they share similar attributes and areas of interest: Clever They are seeking a rich and rigorous academic curriculum and learning experiences that challenge their previous learning. They want to learn with like-minded peers and have an exchange of ideas with people who hold different sorts of expertise. Creative Our students demand an environment where the culture is designed to foster creativity, innovation and enterprise. Our students have demonstrated creative potential through Visual Arts, Film, Music, Design & Technology, Film and New Media and Theatre, and they wish to develop their skills in these areas. Global Our students see learning as borderless. They value ethics and social responsibility. They seek experiences of other cultures to enhance their understanding and perspectives. They think globally but act locally.
  21. 21. “Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.” Winston Churchill
  22. 22. The Arts
  23. 23. creativity The arts nourish our innovation en our capacities for and strength
  24. 24. Empowerment + Engagement = Extraordinary Education is at the heart of global change and opportunity. Our Academy is equipping Queensland’s high-achieving students to thrive and lead in the 21st century. It is an age of great challenge but, also a time of tremendous opportunity. We are equipping students for these times with customised technologies, an innovative pedagogy and a new approach to learning of a creative and enterprise-based curriculum. QACI is the catalyst for the new ways of seeing, knowing, doing and being that will underpin life in the 21st century.
  25. 25. “We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released” Jean Houston
  26. 26. Product
  27. 27. agination and We use creativity, im ate products ical knowledge to cre techn eeds that satisfy human n
  28. 28. A new approach to education QACI provides a pathway for students who are seeking: • a rich and rigorous academic curriculum to extend their learning • a community of like-minded peers and a flow of ideas between people with different sorts of expertise • an environment where the culture is one specifically designed to foster creativity, innovation and enterprise • to develop their creative potential through Visual Arts, Film, Design & Technology, Music, Theatre Arts and Multimedia. Learning at the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries will specifically focus on the elements for success in the 21st century. We call this our Nexus Paradigm. New standards Identifying and building on strengths and talent of individuals underpinned by a world-class academic curriculum. New momentum Increased learning networks, networks of networks and learning partnerships with university and industry leaders. New outlooks Connecting with the creative knowledge economy, planetism, ethics, enterprise. New attitudes Shared input, shared responsibility, new ways of doing business with and for students. New control Earned autonomy, self-management, peer recognition and support are intrinsic forms of motivation. New media Engagement with the digital world in new and creative ways. New realities Flexibility, adaptability, sustainability, creative capital and life balance.
  29. 29. “If our young people can learn to cross borders of all types – disciplinary borders, geographical borders, relational borders – they are more likely to be successful in the world of 21st century work.” Erica McWilliam, 2008, The Creative Workforce: How to launch young people into high-flying futures
  30. 30. The International Baccalaureate QACI is one of the three Queensland Academies. This cutting edge senior schooling initiative lets Queensland’s clever and creative students experience a new form of learning, campus life and study. The Academies all offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma as their core curriculum. The IB program offers a broad-spectrum, rigorous curriculum, while also presenting opportunities for specialty. The IB takes an international approach to education, developing a global citizenship perspective where students are inspired to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. www.ibo.org
  31. 31. Learner Profile The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. IB learners strive to be: • Inquirers • Principled • Knowledgeable • Caring • Critical Thinkers • Open Minded • Communicators • Well-Balanced • Risk Takers • Reflective
  32. 32. Knowledge
  33. 33. s Knowledge and idea economy sustain the creative
  34. 34. Our Learning Environment The Academy learning ethos is one of Engagement and Empowerment resulting in an environment where the student emotionally and intellectually connects. Engagement through: • Rigorous curriculim – I.B. • Digital Immersion • Creative Industries • Artistic praxis • Cultural understanding • Borderless learning Empowerment through: • High care • High collaboration • High challenge • High expectation
  35. 35. “Individual creativity is stimulated by the work, ideas and achievements of other people. We stand on the shoulders of others to see further.” Sir Ken Robinson, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, 2001
  36. 36. Memorisation Instruction Control and command Compliance Imitation Performance testing Competitive individuals Less
  37. 37. High concept – High touch Problem-solving Direction and support Self-management Co-creation Risk-taking Learning to learn Dynamic teams More
  38. 38. Accelerated Real-time Learning Our students have access to the sharpest minds in their fields and the most advanced tools of learning. The Queensland Academies are partnered by Queensland’s leading universities which deliver advanced experiences for our students. Our students are gaining real time and active access to commercial practices that are working within the digital and cyber environments. All of these relationships create new and dynamic opportunities for students and teachers. We learn from industry and hopefully industry will learn new things from us. It’s a union of like-minded curious people who are answering the challenges and questions of now and tomorrow.
  39. 39. “The challenge of education in this century is to equip young people to aim further ahead of a faster target.” Mark Warschauer, The paradoxical future of digital learning
  40. 40. Design
  41. 41. ing Shaping and fashion the physical world for human purpose
  42. 42. Developing the Individual Our graduates will be: Global influencers Internationally aware pathmakers who lead with cultural sensitivity toward a future vision. Learning inspired Critical and motivated thinkers, responsive and receptive to challenge and dedicated to achievement. Entrepreneurial and enterprising Risk-takers who understand and value ideas and the possibilities they can open. Ideas architects Analytical problem-solvers, innovative and creative, making something concrete from their imaginations. Life-designers Self disciplined, resilient and well-rounded early adaptors; focused yet flexible. Ethically and socially responsive Principled and caring practitioners who in their work and lives display an awareness of self and others.
  43. 43. “We need more than anything to foster globally minded young people.” Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class, 2003
  44. 44. The vision for the future It’s often said that education is the key to the future. It is. But a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way and you lock resources away; turn it the other way and you release them. In education as in business, it’s no longer enough to read, write and calculate. We won’t survive the future simply by doing better what we have done in the past. In the future, we must learn to be clever and creative. Clever, Creative, Global
  45. 45. We hope that you have been engaged and interested in the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries. It is a place for innovation, inquiry, ideas and inspiration and this publication should give you a sense of that.
  46. 46. Queensland Academy for Creative Industries Kelvin Grove Urban Village Ph: 07 3552 9333 Email: the.principal@qaci.eq.edu.au Web: www.qaci.eq.edu.au This publication was created and produced by Nose to Tail www.nosetotail.com.au
  47. 47. Design Knowledge The Arts Innovation New Forms Creativity Enterprise Product

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