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Welcome to the Faculty of Education and Arts, home to one of Australia's leading education providers along with the nations leading performing arts school. Whether you want to be an educator, a performer or artist we can provide you with the technique, tools and training required to secure you a job. We pride ourselves on our continual engagement with the education and arts community providing our students with invaluable industry opportunities, gaining the practical 'hands on' skills that ECU is so well known for. Our advanced facilities allow you to apply your newfound knowledge immediately, giving you the extra edge and confidence needed when you go out into the work force.

Study areas

With a diverse range of courses, we can guide and support you in your creative growth. Listed below are the study areas offered by the faculty:

For those seeking career advancement and professional development, we offer a comprehensive choice of postgraduate courses.

News & events

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Composer climbs musical stairway, bridge and tunnel

Street buskers have long been showcasing their musical talents in public places. Now one highly respected WAAPA composer and jazz musician is joining them as he develops a new way to create acoustic music.

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Arts and Creative Industries Research Week

Research Week is getting close! The program of events at the Mount Lawley Campus will have a strong focus on the Arts and Creative Research, with presentations, posters and performances.

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Principal Researcher appointed to two NHMRC committees

Australia's peak health and medical research funding body has appointed Kurongkurl Katitjin’s Dr Daniel McAullay to its newly announced Australian Health Ethics Committee and Research Committee.

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Student testimonials

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"One of my favourite things about WAAPA was the wealth of various techniques and tools we were presented with."

Luke Arnold

ECU Acting graduate

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"Every day was a new experience."

Travis Jeffery

WAAPA Acting graduate

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"WAAPA taught me the tricks of the trade that enabled me to pursue my love of theatre."

Abbie-Lee Lewis

Certificate IV in Theatre (Aboriginal) graduate

Research activity

We are dedicated to providing quality research that encourages interaction with the wider community and contributes to benefiting our society. Encompassing staff and students from around the globe, we celebrate the diversity of perspectives and creativity that this brings.

Our current research projects include;

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