Learn more about study options at UC and start your international study journey.
P +61 2 6201 5342
Have you always wanted to build or make beautiful things? If so, you might want to consider a career in arts and design!
Creative skills are highly valued in a range of professions. What’s more, industries like design, fashion, broadcasting, media, film and literature contribute significantly to the Australian economy.
The University of Canberra (UC) is dedicated to preparing students for a successful future in their chosen industry. That’s why Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities are included in every degree offered by the Faculty of Arts and Design (FAD).
Read on to discover more about the creative courses and workplace opportunities available for international students.
WIL refers to any learning activity or program that provides students with industry experience.
At UC, we ensure that all students gain practical skills, enjoy hands-on industry experience and build their professional networks throughout their degree. This gives graduates a competitive edge when applying for jobs and prepares them for successful careers in their chosen fields.
To begin your WIL journey at UC, you’ll undertake Professional Orientation in your first year of study. This program provides students with an awareness of the employment and career options awaiting them at the end of their course.
During Professional Orientation, you’ll connect with leaders in your field and learn about the many different professions you could pursue with your degree. Most importantly, the program will give you helpful tools to start considering the kind of job you might like to have in the future!
There is a huge range of arts courses available to international students, including:
In your arts degree, your Professional Orientation course will introduce you to the fascinating and vibrant cultural sector.
You will learn how knowledge and objects are produced through various practices and vocations. What’s more, you’ll also be given some helpful tools to start planning for your future career.
For students interested in architecture, there are two courses that involve Professional Orientation, which are:
Professional Orientation in the built environment gives you valuable insight into the realities of working in this exciting industry.
You’ll be able to engage with industry, community and professional bodies to learn about identity, practice, required knowledge and expertise, and how these are applied within the profession. Plus, you’ll even be able to start exploring opportunities and planning your career.
If you have a passion for communication, there are lots of great courses you can explore, including:
In your Professional Orientation, you’ll learn what’s involved in being a professional communicator and the kinds of careers available in the sector. You’ll also find out about the historical, social and political contexts of the communications industry, how the sector interacts with people and society and the changing media landscape.
You’ll even gain access to a range of tools to begin planning your future career.
Design courses available to international students that involve Professional Orientation include:
Your Professional Orientation will introduce you to the contemporary design professions and related issues like social responsibility, ethics and sustainability.
You’ll connect with industry, community and professional bodies and gain access to a range of tools to discover the skills you’ll need to succeed in the world of design.
Ready to take your first step towards a successful creative career? Visit the University of Canberra website today to find out more and enrol.
UC acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, traditional custodians of the lands where Bruce campus is situated. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of Canberra and the region. We also acknowledge all other First Nations Peoples on whose lands we gather.