Arts and design

Create your future

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 capture an audience with an awe-inspiring film, write a novel 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

You’ll get real-world experience and connect with industry through our work based learning program.

Learn from the best

Our teachers and guest lecturers are some of the best and brightest minds in the arts and design sector.

State-of-the-art facilities

Study in our purpose-built culture and heritage lab and design workshop.

Create your degree

Choose the subjects that interest you and expand your career prospects with our range of elective options.

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Broaden your mind with challenging ideas and explore the world through creative practice. 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.

Open the door to new opportunities and let our expert lecturers and tutors connect you to industry and share their experiences to help shape you into a well-rounded creative professional. Graduate with highly sought after attributes including skills in critical thinking, intercultural awareness and communication.

Ranked #1 in Australia for Graduates in full-time work and teaching quality

2019, ComparEd

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Have you considered solving global problems through design? Envisage your furniture designs in people’s homes, or your app monitoring a person’s health or maybe you have a dream to develop a strong brand aligning to your personal values. A degree in design can help change the world around us and pave your path 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 make connections with industry to help turn your visions into a reality.

Ranked in Australia’s top 5 universities for median graduate salary

2019, ComparEd

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Work integrated learning

All of our creative degrees involve real world, work-based projects and learning - meaning you’ll start gaining experience from year one of your degree.

We’ll prepare you with the soft skills you need for success, such as communication, presentation, negotiation and stakeholder management. We’ll also assist you planning your career path. Final year students complete a capstone unit where you’ll have the chance to demonstrate the knowledge you have acquired in a real-world setting.

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

Creative competition

The UC Creative Competition is back and its bigger and better than ever. Submit your best work from creative writing, to design, digital, built environment and more to be in with a chance to win some exciting prizes to kickstart your university studies.

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Portfolio entry

Bypass standard ATAR entry and let your creative skills do the talking with our portfolio entry option. Simply submit five pieces of your best creative work that demonstrates your talent. These could be school or personal projects that you’re most proud of and can include written work, design, illustration and more. Portfolio entry is available on all arts and design undergraduate courses.

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Joseph Franco

I love being creative, this course has really fed my creative flare and has opened my eyes to what design can be

Joseph Franco
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design)

Tanaya Allen

Having the opportunity to study in three different countries has provided real-world experiences that build off what I've learnt in classes at UC

Tanaya Allen
Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media)/Bachelor of Communication and Media (Marketing Communication)

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