Arts and design

Creative thinkers welcome home

There’s no better place to explore your passions than at UC - the home of creative education.

Creativity is at the core of all our programs. Whether you prefer to work hands-on at a construction site, break the news or create designs for use in everyday life, we have a course for you.

Gain practical experience and develop key employability skills including critical, creative and strategic thinking, communication, teamwork and ethical practice.

Welcome to the dynamic, imaginative environment that is arts and design at UC.

Why study arts and design at UC

Gain practical experience

Through work integrated learning you’ll connect with industry leaders and gain practical experience to succeed in your chosen field.

Learn from the best

To be the best you need to learn from the best. Build professional connections with the best and brightest in the arts and design sector.

State-of-the-art facilities

Gain hands-on experience through our purpose-built culture and heritage lab, design workshop and production and sound studio.

Create your degree

Be empowered to pursue your interests and expand your career prospects with our breadth in elective options.

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Communication and media

If you’re a creative storyteller, seeking dynamic and exciting learning opportunities then a degree in communication and media with UC is the perfect way to learn to make your words count.

Informed by industry leaders, our courses are up-to-date in a rapidly changing environment. From journalist or media advisor to brand or communications manager, you’ll graduate with a well rounded set of skills and a wealth of practical experience ready to jump right into your dream career.

5-stars for median salary

Communication study area | Good Universities Guide 2020

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Envisage your furniture designs in people’s homes, or your app reaching the global market, or maybe you have a dream to develop a strong brand presence in a competitive market. A degree in design can help pave your pathway to a successful career as an Industrial Designer, Graphic Designer or whatever your dream might be.

Your projects will come to life in our state-of-the-art workshop where you’ll learn to think big and gain the technical skills to make your vision a reality.

Industry connected

Learn from real-world industry practitioners and have direct industry engagement

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Built environment

Sharpen your practical skills as you work towards a career in the ever evolving industry of building and construction.

With work integrated learning an integral part of our degrees, you’ll gain hands-on experience undertaking opportunities for direct industry engagement. Be involved in a series of live projects helping you develop practical skills and experience working across a range of concepts.

Our nationally accredited degrees will help kickstart your career as an Architect, Construction Manager and more.

5-stars for teaching quality

Architecture and built environment study area | Good Universities Guide 2020

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Take your skills to the next level with our practical degrees for creative people. Whether you aspire to be a successful poet, want to preserve historic mementos or produce awe inspiring films, we have a degree that’s suited to you.

Our tutors and lecturers are experienced in the creative industries and are motivated to help you achieve your goals, making UC the perfect place to follow your passion in the arts.

5-stars for full-time employment

Creative arts, humanities and culture study area | Good Universities Guide 2020

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Work integrated learning

As part of all our creative degrees you will complete work integrated learning where you’ll start gaining valuable experience from year one of your degree.

We’ll prepare you to meet expected work standards, develop employability skills and assist in career planning. You’ll participate in internships or complete projects for real clients. In your final year, you’ll complete your capstone unit where you’ll demonstrate your work and the knowledge you have acquired.

Come graduation, you’ll impress potential employers with your experience and the connections you have built.

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Kate Shepherd

UC promoted a healthy level of competition and collaboration that has provided me with invaluable skills to confidently put forward my own views and ideas in a professional setting. This experience has been completely invaluable to me progressing as a young architect.

Kate Shepherd
Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in Architecture | Project Architect at FJMY in the UK

Hema Patel

I am so grateful for my amazing education at UC, it gave me a wonderful grounding, work ethic and skill set that set the trajectory for my career.

Hema Patel
Bachelor of Graphic Design with Honours | Creative Director and Product Designer for Cheeky Home in the US

Chris Jones

I really enjoyed my time at UC. I particularly liked learning about the poetry writing style and often find myself reflecting back on those lessons.

Chris Jones
Bachelor of Professional Writing | Poet

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