Explore Your Creative Passion


At the Faculty of Arts and Design, creativity is at the core of everything we do. We know you don’t want to be put in a box, and we have no intention of sticking you there.

Explore your passion and gain in-depth practical experience with a choice of five specialist Arts degrees in:

With a focus on developing practical knowledge and job-ready skills in your chosen specialty, our Arts courses are designed to strike a balance between critical thinking and real-world experience.

You’ll graduate with a vital advantage and the practical skills necessary for success in an increasingly competitive national and global job market.

Explore your creative passion and apply now to study in 2019.


5 star

for full-time employment

UC’s Creative Arts study areas rated 5-stars for full-time employment

Good Universities Guide 2019

top 2

for graduate starting salaries

UC’s Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences postgraduates rank in the top two nationally for graduate starting salaries

2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report


for graduate employment

UC’s graduate employment rate is 89%, which is above the national average, and higher than all the Go8 universities

2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report


Dive into a fantastic range of disciplines. As an Arts student, you can elect to study one of five Arts courses in-depth while choosing free electives from any faculty within the university.

Develop laser sharp skills in critical, creative and independent thinking; master complex reasoning; and learn to convey researched arguments with conviction. Take advantage of internships and work-integrated learning to expand your networks and make valuable contacts, gaining practical skills for success.

With talented, well-connected teachers, a network of like-minded peers, and the ability to freely pursue your interests, you’re setting yourself up for success with an Arts degree.

Be part of our community

UC Writers

Meet fellow writers and get inspired through writing workshops and a regular writing group. Keep your finger on the pulse with news and promotions for Canberra-based writing events.

Join a club or society

No matter your passion, UC has a student-run club for you. Whether you’re flexing your creativity in the UC Press Club or the UC Media Society, you’ll expand your professional network and gain insight into the many exciting directions your flexible degree can take you.

Study Abroad and Exchange

Expand your mind by travelling overseas and gaining international perspectives for a fortnight, a semester, or even a year! We have Study Abroad, Exchange and Faculty Led Programs to suit your interests and the length of time you wish to spend away.


Our flexible Arts degrees equip you with the ability to confidently move into a world increasingly defined by hybrid jobs. Through UC’s Work Integrated Learning program, you’ll explore your career interests and create professional networks through real work and work-like experiences, enhancing your employability and ensuring you graduate job-ready.

UC graduates are in demand, enjoying an 89% employment rate and the highest starting salaries in the ACT. By gaining rare insider insight and professional knowledge before you’ve even graduated, you’ll be ready to tell incredible stories and take on the world

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