Faculty of Arts and Design Short Courses

Explore your curiosity and upskill at UC

Expand your skill set this winter with one of the Faculty of Arts and Design (FAD) short courses.

Uniquely designed for the Canberra community, our range of online courses were created to upgrade your technical design skills, sharpen your creative ideas, or engage with the latest research in media and culture all from the comfort of home.

Why study an online short course

Personal Development
Learn something new and expand your skill set
Professional Development
Knowledge that applies to industry
Pathway options
You could gain credit towards future study
Online learning
Delivered online to suit you

Explore our Courses

Creative and Cultural Futures: Understanding the Creative and Cultural Economy

Online delivery

$400

Course closed

6 days

This course reviews the creative and cultural economy and the broader economic and social impacts of creativity and culture.

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Find Your Voice / An Introduction to Podcasting

Online delivery

$250

Course closed

6 hours

Ever wondered how to create a successful podcast? In this hands-on course, you will be introduced to the simple tools of podcasting.

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Digital Interaction Design

Online delivery

$980

Course closed

3 days

This intensive gives students an overview of Digital Interaction Design, which focuses on creating new ways to help people seamlessly access and interact with technology.

Service/Design/Thinking

Online delivery

$750

Course closed

2 Days

This workshop explores the concept of “design thinking”, showing business professionals how they can improve the way they design their products and services to maximise business value and customer satisfaction.

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Media Technology and the Family

Online delivery

$325

20 July - 14 August

4 days

In this course you will be guided through the latest research and participate in group discussions about your teenagers' use of media technology.

Hacking Heritage: The GLAM Workbench

Online delivery

$400

22 - 24 July

3 days

The aim of the GLAM Workbench is to help researchers make use of digital cultural heritage collections without the need for advanced coding skills.

Creativity and Innovation

Online delivery

$750

27 - 30 July

4 Days

This workshop series will use creative writing as a basis for generating new ideas and tackling problems in fresh ways. It highlights the need to experiment, especially to create empathy for audiences and clients, and invites participants to explore the drivers of innovation and use creativity to manage diverse tasks.

Humanitarian Communication

Online delivery

$1,000

Course closed

3 Days

Explore the exciting world of humanitarian communication with this short, 3-day online course. A diverse range of presenters will share their knowledge of the world’s most precarious, low and middle income contexts. Field based communications professionals and world leading academics will present on the importance of shifts in journalism and communications, the ethics of humanitarian campaigns, how to undertake research in-country, current practice and the surrounding politics and advocacy.


Before you apply

As these short courses are available for a limited time, please ensure you familiarise yourself with these important details before applying:

  • These courses require minimum attendance. If we do not meet minimum numbers, you will be advised and provided a full refund.
  • These courses are only available to be studied online.

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