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.Find out more
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.
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.
"ECU has helped me realise the type of youth worker I want to be"
My study experience at ECU has been really enjoyable. The lecturers are extremely helpful, providing me with career advice as well as support within the course.
So far, I've undertaken three work placements, and all have been valuable. Not only have they helped me put theory into practice, they’ve also helped me realise the type of youth worker I want to be.
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One of the best skills I obtained from undertaking this study was how to critically analyse situations and propose reasoned arguments in response.
Additionally, my writing skills enhanced significantly, giving me the confidence and ability to write substantial technical reports and proposals.
My qualification has certainly helped me obtain senior employment opportunities and progress to a State Manager level.
"My ECU degree gave me the flexibility to gain a wide range of skills that enable success in the world of business"
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.