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Welcome to the Faculty of Education and Arts, home to one of Australia's leading education providers along with the nations leading performing arts school. Whether you want to be an educator, a performer or artist we can provide you with the technique, tools and training required to secure you a job. We pride ourselves on our continual engagement with the education and arts community providing our students with invaluable industry opportunities, gaining the practical 'hands on' skills that ECU is so well known for. Our advanced facilities allow you to apply your newfound knowledge immediately, giving you the extra edge and confidence needed when you go out into the work force.

Study areas

With a diverse range of courses, we can guide and support you in your creative growth. Listed below are the study areas offered by the faculty:

For those seeking career advancement and professional development, we offer a comprehensive choice of postgraduate courses.

News & events

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Research findings affecting pedagogy and practice for Early Childhood teachers

Taken from the findings of early childhood educators who attended the Pushes and Pulls of Pedagogy forum, a report has been delivered to the Minister for Education.

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An exhibition of no regrets

What do you wish you had said but now it’s too late? A new interactive art exhibition is giving a voice to those unspoken moments.

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Stories through the lens

Two ECU Photomedia graduates have developed a program that sees underprivileged children paired with professional photographers to experience a different type of learning.

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Student testimonials

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"I have also been able to apply my new knowledge in a hands-on way."

Eugene Potito

Education student

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"The 3 years I spent studying Costume at WAAPA were the most fulfilling and inspirational that I’ve had. Being given the chance to study there opened my eyes to all the opportunities available and the variety of paths you can choose to follow."

Osha Shealey

ECU Costume graduate

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"It has been a rewarding experience and an amazing opportunity to learn the ropes."

Saxon Fairclough

Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (Stage Management)

Research activity

We are dedicated to providing quality research that encourages interaction with the wider community and contributes to benefiting our society. Encompassing staff and students from around the globe, we celebrate the diversity of perspectives and creativity that this brings.

Our current research projects include;

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