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Arts & Humanities

If you have a passion for communication and for understanding fellow humans, this study area can lead to exciting employment or self-employment opportunities.

Arts & Humanities at ECU

Communication is fundamental to human existence - we need to understand how people communicate with each other, both verbally and visually.

From understanding language to understanding politics and even understanding mindsets, communication is also a major theme at ECU.

Here, you can study courses as diverse as Media and Communication, Criminology, or Design. Or choose from Psychology, Arts or Counselling courses.

Why ECU?

Courses

Our course structures allow you to specialise in one area, or gain expertise in multiple areas. We know that the more multi‑skilled you are, the more likely you'll be able to succeed in today's complex technological, social and creative world.

To increase your chances of finding employment, we mix practical, hands-on experiences and industry placements with a solid theoretical background.

Study areas, degrees and majors

At ECU, we group similar fields of work into study areas – Arts & Humanities is one of them.

Within each study area you can choose a degree, for example a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Counselling.

For some degrees, you can choose a speciality, or major, like Advertising, Fashion, English or Children and Family Studies – or even a double major.

Postgraduate degrees involve coursework or research. For example, a Master of Design (by coursework), or a Master of Criminal Justice by Research.

Arts & Humanities

If you already know what you're interested in, choose a discipline.

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Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

Laura's inventive approach to mental health

Laura Butshiire is studying a Bachelor of Social Work in the hope of one day working as a school social worker – and she is well on the way to achieving her dream.

Laura is already having an impact on the mental well-being of kids. She has run workshops at Clarkson Primary School where dogs, aerobics, basketball, parkour, dance and chalk art were all part of the program to promote mental well-being.

"The aim was to teach students practical ways of becoming more mentally healthy and for children to be able to implement strategies to look after their own mental health which they'll be able to carry through primary school, teen years, and even into adulthood," she said.

Explore your options

  • I can surround myself with like-minded people

  • Youth Work studies at ECU

  • Studying Criminology and Justice at ECU

  • Social Science studies at ECU

  • I feel free and unlimited

  • Building safer communities through improved police practice

  • Counselling studies at ECU

  • Life as a student is never boring

  • I constantly find myself looking at signs and symbols and thinking, oh, this could be designed better

  • Mastering Design Thinking

  • High-tech eye tracking unlocks the mysteries of conversation

  • An amazing community of artists

Student
stories

  • "My life is all about art and creativity. It's what I live for"
    Wenbin Wang

    Wenbin Wang

    Master of Design (Fashion) student

    Studying at ECU has totally changed my perspective on what design is.

    I've learned methods that helped me explore different ways to approach my collection, my research and my interaction with other designers and artists.

  • "The opportunities are endless"

    Anthony Scott

    Associate Degree in Criminology and Justice

    Anthony Scott talks about his Criminology and Justice study experience at ECU.

  • "My ECU degree gave me the flexibility to gain a wide range of skills that enable success in the world of business"
    Kohen Grogan

    Kohen Grogan

    ECU Communication graduate & Founder, Yappy Group

    The reason I chose a Bachelor of Communication at ECU was because I didn't really know what I wanted to do. There was flexibility within the course – instead of forcing me to specialise straight away, I had the chance to try a range of disciplines and then pick the areas I was most interested in.

    I even did some acting units from WAAPA. Being able to communicate effectively and speak in public is such an important skill to learn.

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