Here, you will find a variety of undergraduate degrees in the areas of Built Environment, Creative and Cultural Practice and Communications.
Find out more on each course by making your selection on the left-hand navigation menu.
Personalised Course Advice for All Our Students
From the moment you accept your offer to study at the Faculty of Arts and Design, right through to your Graduation ceremony, our Student Liaison Officers are here to assist you. We have a dedicated team who will answer all your course related questions by email, phone or in person depending on what suits you.
The FAD Student Liaison Officers provide the following services:
- General and specific course advice;
- Customised study plans and outlines of remaining units;
- Detailed explanation of course requirements including course structures, majors, minors and open electives;
- Credit approvals on the basis of study abroad, cross-institutional studies, course transfers and previous tertiary qualifications;
- Confirmation of course completion.
The FAD Student Liaison Office is conveniently located within the Student Centre, Building 1, Level B. Use the Q Flow system, select Faculty Course Advice and follow the prompts to collect a ticket.
Drop in times are as follows:
- Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10am-12pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
- Wednesdays & Fridays: 10am-12pm
Alternatively, you can contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6201 2570.
All Our Courses Can Take You Overseas
The Faculty of Arts and Design (FAD) is dedicated to providing every student with an opportunity to internationalise their degree. All FAD degrees have the flexibility to allow overseas study to count towards their course requirements. Students can choose to study abroad for up to one year at any of our partner universities. Ideally, students will save their open electives (free choice subjects) for this purpose, however should your degree contain a limited amount or no electives, you will always be able to come to arrangement with your academic course convener.
"Being an international student brings a different element to your learning and it is a lot of fun living in a foreign place. While it is intense study, there was still time to enjoy Maastricht, hang out with new friends and CES organised some fantastic trips to Brussels and Amsterdam. I highly recommend studying overseas. AIM Overseas makes this opportunity accessible and the CES team does an amazing job of making you feel welcome and comfortable upon arrival." Gabrielle Kneipp, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Journalism student, on her trip to Maastricht University's Center for European Studies for the International Relations and Politics in the European Union Program.
In addition to Study Abroad & Exchange options, FAD students can apply for a range of exciting short term courses with AIM Overseas, as well as participate in a Faculty-Led Program relevant to their course area(s).
Complete Your Degree Outside Canberra
We have recently expanded our degree offerings to other locations.
You can now study a selection of our creative degrees in Sydney, Brisbane as well as Hong Kong.
The Northern Sydney Institute (St Leonards Campus)
TAFE Queensland Brisbane (Southbank Campus)
- Bachelor of Acting and Performance
- Bachelor of Applied Fashion
- Bachelor of Arts*
- Bachelor of Contemporary Music Practice
- Bachelor of Design*
- Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
- Bachelor of Graphic design*
- Bachelor of Industrial Design*
- Bachelor of Interior Architecture*
- Bachelor of Media Arts and Production*
- Bachelor of Visual Arts
- Bachelor of Web Design and Production*
Lignan Institute of Further Education (Hong Kong)
*This degree is offered at this location from 2nd year entry only, with 1 year approved credit. To find out which qualifications will give you 1 year credit into the above courses, please refer to UC's List of Credit Arrangements.
Stand Out With a FAD Major or Minor
At the University of Canberra, most single degrees and some double degrees will contain several open electives. These open electives are your opportunity to focus on another area of study. You can choose to use open electives towards any open (ie. not restricted to a degree) major or minor offered at UC.
The Faculty of Arts and Design offers a wide range of elective majors and minors open to all UC students:
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Language Majors or Minors
If you wish to study a language as part of your degree, you will need to choose a language program from another university and apply for cross-institutional study:
Not Quite Ready for University?
In addition to Portfolio Entry, the Faculty of Arts and Design offers alternate pathways into a range of degrees, for students who would like a little extra support in their first year of study. The following Diplomas provide entry into related Arts and Design Bachelor degrees, with up to 24 credit points of advanced standing (credit).
These courses are delivered through University of Canberra College: