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Faculty of Arts and Design
Short Courses for Creatives

Explore your passion

We welcome you to the dynamic and creative environment of the Faculty of Arts and Design. We are active educators and researchers in the creative and cultural spheres who listen, engage, and pursue innovative ideas and ways of working. Together with our students and our communities we create and explore environments of wonder where critical thinking, new knowledge and creativity thrive, and partner our students in beginning their brilliant futures.

With over 50 years experience, the Faculty of Arts and Design is the local provider for practical degrees in the Arts, Design, Communication and Media and the Built Environment.

Whether you are a professional looking to upskill, or a high school student investigating life as a Uni student, come and explore our short course offerings.

Why take a DiscoverFAD short course?

5-star rating for starting salary in Communications

Top 5 in the country for median graduate income in Creative Arts

Top 10 in the country for learning resources in the Built Environment

Top 5 in the country for median graduate income in Humanities, Culture and Social Science

Upcoming courses for professionals

Story Ground Professional Learning

UC Campus


May 3, 17 and 31

3 workshops

This TQI-registered professional learning opportunity offers three workshop sessions for teachers that bring together Indigenous Story practices with the disciplines of creative writing and literature.

Upcoming courses for high school students

Story Ground for Secondary Students

UC Campus

Year 10 – 12


April 11, 12 and 13

3 days

Interested in telling your story? This short course will allow students the opportunity to be mentored by Dr Paul Collis in the creation of works that reflect their engagement with Aboriginal ways of thinking, knowing, being and valuing.

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