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Overview

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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New book explores the rise and fall of Gunns

Professor Quentin Beresford is the author of a new book which examines the rapid rise and unexpected collapse of Australia’s largest timber company and one of the nation’s most controversial corporations.

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Age no barrier to learning

It’s never too late to follow your dreams. Just ask Eileen Whitehead, who will soon graduate from ECU with a Doctor of Philosophy just a week shy of her 74th birthday.

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Lessons for school transition

The move from primary school to high school can be a stressful period for students, but ECU’s School of Education lecturer Mandie Shean says there are ways parents can help to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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Student testimonials

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"Studying my course at ECU has provided me with the knowledge and skills I need to succeed."

Bree White

Secondary Education graduate

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"It has been a rewarding experience and an amazing opportunity to learn the ropes."

Saxon Fairclough

Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (Stage Management)

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"The atmosphere is innovative, interdisciplinary and connected to real world issues, and the research supervisors are experienced and encouraging."

Dr John Ryan

Communications PhD 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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