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.
"I would definitely recommend ECU"
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"
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"
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.