We understand the importance of freedom, so you can create your own unique journey by choosing from one of our specialist arts degrees. On campus you’ll study in state-of-the-art facilities like arts studios, galleries, sound and video production studios, and multimedia facilities. And off-campus you’ll get hands-on experience in the community with our industry placements.
Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. As a student, you can complete part of your degree overseas, and you’ll also get access to a range of international community engagement projects, like helping to build education initiatives for some of the poorest children in Cambodia.
Study history and politics, international development and global studies, literature, creative and visual arts, media and digital journalism, economics and business communications, and more.
By studying arts, you’re gaining the skills to think critically, communicate clearly, and apply ethical decision-making to a range of professions and industries. Really, with an arts degree there are just too many possible career outcomes to list.
Explore the range of courses that we offer at acu.edu.au/courses. If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are lots of ways into arts at ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.
Professor Michael Ondaatje is the National Head of the School of Arts, and a Research Associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
He was awarded his PhD with distinction from the University of Western Australia in 2008, and his thesis on African-American conservatism was recognised with the Robert Street Prize for the most outstanding PhD across all of the university’s disciplines.
“I really enjoy the intimate and personal experience that ACU provides for its students.
The lecturers, teaching staff, and technical officers all have incredible knowledge, care personally for their students, and provided me with artistic experiences I could never have dreamed of.”
Books, fees, living expenses — costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students recognising everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
If you regularly volunteer in your community — through your school, workplace, community organisation, or cultural or religious group — you could be eligible for our Early Achievers’ Program. If successful, you’ll receive an offer as early as August, and benefit from opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills while studying with us.