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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.

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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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Become World Ready

Experience Arts & Humanities at ECU.

  • ECU Psychological Services Centre building in City of Wanneroo.
    ECU Psychological Services Centre

    The ECU Psychological Services Centre is a modern training facility that provides services to the community.

  • A staff member using the drawing facilities on our ECU Mount Lawley Campus.
    Drawing Studio

    A staff member using the drawing facilities on our ECU Mount Lawley Campus.

  • Broadcasting and Journalism students in the new Radio ECU studios on Mount Lawley Campus.
    Radio ECU studios

    Broadcasting and Journalism students in the new Radio ECU studios on Mount Lawley Campus.

  • Postgraduate Broadcasting Radio Studio on ECU Mount Lawley Campus.
    Postgraduate Broadcasting Radio Studio

    Students using the Postgraduate Broadcasting Radio Studio facilities on our ECU Mount Lawley Campus.

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

Lecturer Brooke Chapman and students discuss Youth Work at ECU, including their practical experiences from year one.

Student
stories

  • "As a person with two disabilities, there are many challenges to be faced in tertiary education"
    Vanessa Vlajkovic
    Vanessa VlajkovicMedia and Communication student

    I have always loved reading and writing and I have a natural curiosity about the world around me, so journalism seemed like the ideal choice of major for me.

    ECU has excellent facilities and the staff are very accommodating.

    Being deafblind means I've had to advocate a lot for myself at uni, this has lead to a great improvement in my advocacy skills and my confidence, especially when communicating what I need and what works for me.

  • "The opportunities are endless"
    Anthony ScottAssociate Degree in Criminology and Justice

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

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

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