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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

Artist Prina Shah's exhibition I Wish I Had Said will take place at Spectrum Project Space. Thumbnail

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.

ECU graduates Jacqueline Warrick and Sarah Landro's program Camera Story sees underprivileged children  paired with photographers to experience a different type of learning. Thumbnail

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.

WAAPA in the Park 2014 presented by the City of Stirling Thumbnail

Bop, Rock and Swing the night away at WAAPA In The Park

Get ready for an exhilarating ride through the Big Band era and the most popular pop, rock and R‘n’ B hits as the Western Australian Academy of Performing Art’s stars of tomorrow take center stage at WAAPA In The Park.

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Student testimonials

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"We had world-class lecturerers to motivate and inspire us."

Sebastian Forsström

Communications student

Cheryl Durongpisitkul Thumbnail

"My time at ECU has been extremely challenging and rewarding."

Cheryl Durongpisitkul

Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance)

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"Throughout my three years at WAAPA I’ve learnt numerous techniques that have helped in my professional life as a freelance visual artist."

Jerome Davenport

ECU Props and Scenery graduate

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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