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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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"I think the best tool we were taught was to question everything."

Lara Parry

Design and Fashion student

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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Justaposition challenges traditional art presentation and installation, playfully exploring the process of art hanging through photography and found objects.

Hon Michael Sutherland MLA, Professor Clive Barstow, Isla McPhail and Sue Starcken are behind the new exhibition Coming Together. They pictured here with artwork from Lance Chadd Tjyllyungoo. Thumbnail

Aboriginal art comes together

A new art exhibition at Parliament House will showcase the work of leading Western Australian Aboriginal artists.

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RE-fugue examines the intersection of creative practice and activism. This show highlights how creativity is a form of protest.

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