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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.

  • Video production facilites on ECU Mount Lawley Campus.
    Don McAlpine Output Suite

    The Don McAlpine Output Suite on ECU Mount Lawley Campus is one of the postgraduate learning facilities available to WA Screen Academy students.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Visual Arts student Melissa Fry creating her exhibit for ArtsHum, the annual graduate exhibition at Mount Lawley Campus
    ArtsHum exhibition

    Visual Arts student Melissa Fry creating her exhibit for ArtsHum, the annual graduate exhibition at 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

Meet students majoring in Graphic Design, Interactive Multimedia and Environmental and Spatial Design at ECU Mount Lawley.

Student
stories

  • "I would definitely recommend ECU"
    Bernadine Tucker
    Bernadine TuckerMaster of Criminal Justice by Research graduate

    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.

  • "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.

  • "I’ve always had an interest in marketing, advertising and PR"
    Pia Campbell
    Pia CampbellMarketing, Advertising and PR graduate

    Marketing, Advertising and PR work hand-in-hand in the real world, so it made sense to unite them at uni too. The combined degree at ECU allowed me to study all three. We experienced the end-to-end process from PR consultant, to journalist, to publishing in classes that mirrored the real world. One of my units was held in an awesome computer lab where we were plugged in to live blogs and industry news – this was a great way to learn how to write a timely and successful press release.

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