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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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WAAPA's Helpmann winners

WAAPA graduates Verity Hunt-Ballard, Dean Bryan and Charmene Yap have been recognised with prestigious 2014 Helpmann Awards.

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New piano hitting the right notes

More than 24 years after donating the original grand piano to WAAPA, the McCusker family have given a Fazioli grand piano to a new generation of music students.

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Off to a flying start

ECU students Kelli Schmitt, Daniel Edwards and Kirsty Eades have been awarded a 2014 Perth Airport Indigenous Scholarship thanks to the generosity of Perth Airport.

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Student testimonials

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"I continued on with my studies at ECU because of the teachers and lecturers there."

David Sanzone

Bachelor of Music (Honours) student

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"The most important thing I’ve taken from studying fashion at ECU is learning how to develop my creative concepts and turn them into a design."

Liz Brown

Contemporary Fashion student

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"WAAPA is the perfect learning environment for aspiring dance students."

Matt Carey

Advanced Diploma of Dance 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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