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The School of Communications and Arts is for students who want to discover and pursue their true passion.

We have a diverse range of programs in communications, media, design, arts and the humanities. As a result, we are one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of this kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

We aim to maximise your employability by giving you hands-on skills, professional placement experiences, and a solid theoretical background. Multi-skilling is expected in many arts and communications industries and our course structures allow you to gain expertise in multiple areas.

Student testimonials

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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

The School of Communications and Arts actively participates in a range of research projects dedicated to collaborating with the media, communications, technology and creative industries to local community, government and industry groups.

Our current research projects include;

News & events

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Forget me not art

An exhibition by PhD Candidate and artist Sue Girak has given new life to silver-coated copper wire, surgical masks, flywire and plastics that would otherwise be destined for landfill.

ECU Contemporary Fashion and Textiles student Vynka Topham learns from Designer Akira Isogawa. Thumbnail

Contemporary fashion turning Japanese

An ECU fashion student is among a privileged handful of young designers who have gained the rare opportunity to travel to Japan and work on new textiles for their own collections. Thumbnail

Fashion blows up

Contemporary Fashion and Costume Design students are re-thinking traditional forms of fashion and dress-making, creating new inflatable designs that will be on show at the City of Joondalup's Urban Couture event.

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